Standby power generation company cuts annual lubricant budget by 15-20%
Annual productivity improvement of€54,000
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Bucharest-based SEGES owns a network of distributed power generation units, providing additional heat, cooling and other energy related services such as standby power generation.
Authorised Mobil distributor Lubexpert, along with the ExxonMobil Field Engineering Services (FES) team worked side-by-side with SEGES to understand the operational goal it wanted to achieve. The company was looking to increase oil drain intervals for its fleet of Jenbacher natural gas powered engines in order to meet its higher productivity objectives.
Following an evaluation, the team recommended an upgrade from Mobil Pegasus™ 705 to Mobil Pegasus™ 1005, a natural gas engine oil that is formulated to deliver exceptional oxidation stability, nitration resistance and thermal stability
As a result of this switch, SEGES was able to more than double oil drain intervals on 18 separate gas engines, without compromising engine operations. In total, the average oil drain interval at the site was safely increased from 1600 hours to the current 3500 hours. This was made possible due to the excellent oxidation and TBN retention of the lubricant and close monitoring with used oil analysis.
A minimum 10% Oil Top up reduction was also achieved, due to the high quality group II base oils used in Mobil Pegasus™ 1005 formulation, which provides very effective volatility control.
This combination of benefits enabled SEGES to increase productivity and cut its annual lubricant budget by 15-20%