Mobilgear SHC™ 22M synthetic gear oil helps cement plant save more than US $40,000

Decreased lubricant consumption by

Industrial maintenance savings

lubricant consumption


Ash Grove Cement had been lubricating the open gears of its two kilns with an asphalt-based oil. Looking to optimize equipment performance and reduce lubricant consumption, the company reached out to ExxonMobil for an alternative lubricant solution.


ExxonMobil engineers recommended transitioning to Mobilgear SHC™ 22M ultra high viscosity synthetic gear oil, designed specifically for use in heavily loaded, low-speed open gears where it offers low-temperature fluidity and can be pumped over long distances and used in standard spray application equipment. Additionally, ExxonMobil engineers recommended using recycled Mobilgear SHC 22M gear oil for drive chain lubrication to get a second use out of the oil, thereby reducing expensive disposal costs.


After transitioning to Mobilgear SHC 22M synthetic gear oil, Ash Grove Cement has experienced a substantial reduction in nozzle plugging, gear buildup and disposal. These benefits have helped optimize the reliability of its cement kilns by streamlining maintenance, reducing total lubricant consumption and increasing spray intervals between relubrication periods, generating a company-estimated annual savings of US $41,990.

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*This success story is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

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