Mobilgrease XHP™ 461 helps steel plant improve equipment reliability and reduce grease consumption*

Helped prevent

deposit formation and grease coking

Mobilgrease XHP 461 helps to increase efficiency at steel plant

Continuous caster
Arc-furnace steel plant
Russia

Situation
A Russian arc-furnace steel plant used a conventional lithium soap grease to lubricate the intermediate roll-table bearings as well as the withdrawing and straightening apparatus on its continuous caster. While operating in high temperature conditions, grease coking often occurred in tubes, feeders and bearings, causing grease leakage and frequent regreasing. In an effort to enhance equipment reliability, the plant approached ExxonMobil to identify a lubricant solution capable of reducing grease consumption and equipment downtime.

Recommendation
ExxonMobil engineers recommended switching to Mobilgrease XHP™ 461 lithium complex grease. Formulated with an exceptional resistance to thermal, oxidative and structural degradation, Mobilgrease XHP 461 grease is designed to enhance grease efficiency and reduce grease consumption.

Result
After transitioning to Mobilgrease XHP 461 lithium complex grease, the plant was able to neutralize the ongoing threat of grease coking in tubes, feeders and bearings, which helped resolve resolved any blocking issues. As a result, the plant managed to decrease grease consumption three-fold, avoid downtime and enhance lubricant efficiency in its continuous caster.

Advancing productivity
By helping you enhance equipment life and reliability – which reduces maintenance costs and downtime – our expert services can help you achieve your Safety, Environmental Care† and productivity goals.

*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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6/30/2017

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