We quiz ExxonMobil's Jarmo Vihersalo on growth in the gas engine market and how operators can capitalize on major trends
What's the outlook for the gas engine market?
Global energy consumption is on the rise. The pressure's on to reduce emissions putting the focus on alternative ways to generate electricity. This is good news for gas engine operators - global demand is set to grow 7.85% annually to 2019.
How can operators help meet the rising demand for energy consumption?
It's critical to improve increase engine availability to maximise power output. This means protecting engines against wear to reduce scheduled and unscheduled downtime.
What role can lubricants play in achieving this?
Lubricants are essential to efficient and reliable operations. Using advanced lubricants over traditional mineral lubricants can improve gas engine performance. They can extend oil drain intervals by protecting gas engines against deposit build up.
What products does ExxonMobil recommend?
We have a full range of lubricants specifically designed for gas engines - selecting the right one comes down to OEM specifications and the gases these engines run on. For example, a recent customer Seasun used our Mobil Pegasus 1005 to extend oil drain intervals from 750 hours to 1,500 hours on its MWM TBG 620 engines.
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