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ExxonMobil reveals seven-year-warranty lubricant

UNITED STATES: ExxonMobil has launched a new turbine gearbox lubricant particularly suited to offshore conditions, and covered by a seven-year warranty.

ExxonMobil claims the lubricant will extend the life of gearboxes
ExxonMobil claims the lubricant will extend the life of gearboxes

The oil company claimed that its Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT lubricant is the first to come with a warranty covering the cost of replacing components, or the entire gearbox, if the lubricant fails to perform correctly.

ExxonMobil's previous gearbox lubricant came with a five-year warranty only covering the replacement of the lubricant itself.

The company said that the lubricant's long oil-drain intervals mean that the product is particularly suited to offshore projects, where operations and maintenance can prove more costly.

The firm claimed high water tolerance should also increase the life span of offshore turbines, helping to reduce contact with sea water, salt and salt vapour which all contribute to gear and bearings degradation.

Due to the oil's wide operating temperature range, the company also expects it to be used in more remote onshore locations such as desserts or high plateaus in Asia, where temperatures can range from -50C to 45C.

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