Mobil SHC

The Benefits of Synthetic

Lubricants in Industrial Machinery

Mobil SHC vs. Mineral oils

SHC lubricants
offer advantages that mineral oils simply cannot match. Under
severe operating conditions, such as high temperatures, loads and pressures, frequent
starts and stops, wide operating temperature ranges, Mobil SHC lubricants become
even more critical to help ensure reliable operations whether for gears, compressors,
bearings, or air compressors.

For example, the upper operating limit for Mobil SHC lubricants is significantly
higher than the maximum operating temperatures for high-quality mineral oils. And
with excellent thermal stability and oxidation resistance, deposit formation can
be reduced while extending oil drain intervals.

Mobil SHC lubricants are also useful while working in low temperature environments,
as mineral oils tend to thicken to a greater degree. Their high viscosity index
give Mobil SHC lubricants the ability to flow at low temperatures, while providing
better film thickness and as a result, wear protection to machine elements at extreme

All these attributes of Mobil SHC lubricants result in another potential positive:
energy efficiency. Synthetics provide a thicker lubricant film at operating temperature
compared to mineral oils, thus reducing the extent of metal-to-metal contact and
the associated energy loss. Moreover, energy can be lost due to churn as mechanical
parts move through oil: synthetics have a lower viscosity when compared to mineral
oil counterparts of the same ISO viscosity grade at start-up, resulting in lower
churn energy loss than a mineral oil. Finally, since Mobil SHC lubricants have a
low traction coefficient, they behave better under high pressure.

Mobil SHC lubricants can help enhance operation, equipment availability and potentially
improve productivity.