Shell Lubricants Strive For Better Association between Industry and Research Institutions

Shell Lubricants

P.P Basistha
Shell Lubricants which organized its recent 'Global Lecture Series' in association with Indian Institute Technology, Madras sought of better cooperation with the industry, representing the original equipment manufacturers and academic research institutions. Better association will enable enhanced information sharing between the duo on emerging requirements of engines and engine condition monitoring. This will enable the lubricant solutions provider to formulate newer products on the basis of research inputs of the institutions and association.

Nitin Prasad, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India who inaugurated the event said, "The Shell Lubricants Technology Lecture is a great platform to collaborate across media, academia and industry on how lubricants can be used as a valuable design parameter in the automotive industry as opposed to an afterthought. I am very glad to see such an impressive turn out and hope we can continue to share knowledge delivering greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions in the Indian automotive industry."

Speaking at the event, Professor Krishnan Balasubramanian, Dean IC & SR, IIT Madras said, "The vital reason for partnership between the end user industry, lubricant producers and academic research institutions is to formulate newer lubricant products that meet the newer emission norms, provide fuel economy in accordance with the requirements newer advanced engines."

Delivering the key note address, Dr. Selda Gunsel, Vice President, Global Commercial Technology, Shell said, "Lubricants and altogether the engines play a significant role in raising the efficiency of the engines and provide the equipment with higher uptime. Core engineering collaboration between the industry and institutions with result towards efficient use of the fuel, owing to the fact that cost of energy is often passing through cost spirals. Better collaboration will ensure towards reduction of emission as stipulated by newer legislation norms of the Indian government that has targeted 14% reduction in emission levels in the near future. Better association between the industry and academic research institutions is prerequisite as it will pave way for enhanced innovation towards development of newer advanced engines and lubricants that provide fuel economy in the internal combustion engines." Dr. Selda explained, "Better collaboration will allow formulation of lubricants that will further contribute towards reduction of friction in the engines as almost 20% of the energy generated by the engines is lost in friction. However, for enhanced collaboration, OEMs will have to make long-term investments."

Dr. Selda mentioned, "Co-engineering relationship will take into account information sharing on new engines design and formulation of newer variants of lubricants across varied portfolio, frictional analysis of engines and frictional audits, enabling further development of newer lubricants for the OEMs to choose and recommend to the end users of the equipment. Availability of array of lubricants created on the research data of the academic institutions will facilitate towards reduction of viscosity in the engines and result towards enhanced performance efficiency."

Speaking at the event, Mr. Rick Finn, Corporate Strategy Team, Infinuem mentioned about the vital role of additives that can be beneficial towards formulation of appropriate quality of lubricants that can eventually contribute towards extended drain out intervals of the equipment.

Sharing information on Tata Motors strategy to design advanced engines along with overall engineering advancements, at the event, Dr. Tim Leverton, Head-Advanced & Product Engineering Tata Motors said, "Based on emerging requirements of the end users of the equipment, we have made a comprehensive technology strategy for designing advanced engines. The technology is being directed both for our heavy, light and medium commercial and passenger vehicles. The strategy has been formulated in accordance with the new Indian emission regulations. The advanced technology strategy will deliver high fuel efficiency and minimize total cost of ownership."

Dr. Leverton explained, "The strategy is aimed at improving the entire power train efficiency of the engines, drive train and optimize performance of the internal combustion engines. In accordance with the strategy, we have been making sizeable investments in research and development to reduce friction in the engines by reducing the size of the crank shaft bearings, optimization of the bearing clearance. The technology strategy aims to have crank shaft with roller bearings, reduction of piston ring forces, and lower friction of oil seals among others."

According to Dr. Leverton, "Tata Motors is in discussion with lubricant manufacturers, so as to carry out design modification in the engines." The global lecture series which endorsed long-term investments by OEM and lubricant producers for increasing engine efficiency levels was attended by large number of OEMs representatives from their respective product design and engine departments along with top faculty members from the mechanical wing of IIT Madras.

Global Lecture Series

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