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    • 5 Feb 2019

    You asked, we delivered: Introducing our new glossary of terms

    In recent months, many Mobil SHC Club members have been asking for a glossary of terms, an easy, Wikipedia-style library of key industrial terms and definitions. Fret no more – after several months of hard work, we’ve taken the 1993 ExxonMobil Encyclopedia for the User of Petroleum Products and updated it for 2019. This updated glossary is now available to you as a resource, available here:
    • 22 Oct 2018

    Getting the Most Out of Your Industrial Gas Engine

    Recently, ExxonMobil partnered with Engineers Australia , a professional association committed to the advancement of the engineering field within Australia, to bring together top experts from around the Oceanic region to discuss the latest industrial gas engine technology and market trends. Specifically, experts from Caterpillar, ExxonMobil, and Origin Energy toured Australia to deliver a series of talks, with hundreds...
    • 9 Jul 2018

    Managing water contamination in hot rolling mills – Part III

    In our final article in this series on managing water contamination in hot rolling mills, we’ll be discussing the role of grease in helping manage water contamination in hot rolling mills. Grease basics for continuous casters and hot rolling mills Greases help lubricate a range of bearings throughout an integrated hot rolling mill operation, and most applications benefit from a heavy duty grease with high base...
    • 2 Jul 2018

    Managing water contamination in hot rolling mills – Part II

    In our first article on managing water contamination in hot rolling mills, we covered circulating oils. Today, we’ll discuss the importance of continuous monitoring and some water removal strategies. As a reminder, this Mobil SHC Club series is just an abbreviated look at the topic, and for a more complete look at this topic, you can reference the full paper here:
    • 25 Jun 2018

    Managing water contamination in hot rolling mills – Part I

    Last month, I co-presented a technical paper at the AISTech 2018 Conference & Exposition with leading equipment builder Primetals Technologies on managing water contamination in hot rolling mills. The presentation resulted in some good conversation, so I thought I’d share some of the key takeaways with the Mobil SHC Club community over the course of three articles. While the presentation did focus primarily...
    • 11 Jun 2018

    Clued up, not glued up – Using lubricants to enhance corrugator performance

    Demand for corrugated packaging is due to increase by an average of more than 4% every year for the next five years 1 . However, margins remain under pressure, and as a result it is more important than ever for corrugators to optimize all aspects of their plant’s operation. One element that plays a significant role in this process, but which is often overlooked, is lubricant selection. Choosing high performance...
    • 21 May 2018

    Lubrication myths debunked Part III: Lubrication services

    Welcome to part three of our “Lubrication myths debunked” article series. In this final installment, we’ll take a closer look at a couple of common myths related to lubricant performance and the value of used oil analysis. Myth: Oil doesn’t wear out, so I don’t need to think about its performance. Truth: The condition of a lubricant can in fact change over time due to operating conditions...
    • 14 May 2018

    Lubrication myths debunked Part II: Common grease misconceptions demystified

    In the industrial world, grease can often feel like a complicated topic. Its formulation, which includes three main components – base oil, thickener, additives – can make it seem more complex in comparison to the simpler formulation of an oil. This may be why our lubrication engineers report that grease is one of the most asked-about topics in the field. To that end, part II of our “Lubrication myths...