Mobil SHC™ 626 gear oil helps improve marine gearbox efficiency and save fuel

  Enquire / contact me

Efficiencies equate to potential annual savings of €1,400 per gearbox

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Mobil SHC™ 626 gear oil helps improve marine gearbox efficiency and save fuel
Mobil SHC™ 626 gear oil helps improve marine gearbox efficiency and save fuel

Mobil SHC™ 626 gear oil can help to improve marine gearbox thermal and mechanical efficiency when compared to mineral oils, according to recent tests. The fully synthetic lubricant was proven to reduce energy losses and cut fuel consumption. 

ExxonMobil’s Equipment Builder team and distributor partner Den Hartog conducted the tests with gearbox manufactuer REINTJES. 

Using state-of-the art power and torque monitoring devices, a selection of representive oils were tested on a marine gearbox Type WAF 364 at the REINTJES TEV development test facility in Hameln, Germany. 

Results indicated that Mobil SHC 626 gear oil helped improve gearbox thermal and mechanical efficiency by 0.27% compared with Mobil Delvac 1330 engine oil. While seemingly a small figure, for a fully mechanically optimised gearbox, this equates to a significant reduction in total energy losses of 10% and an approximate saving of €1,400 per year.  

In addition, further examination showed that thermal and mechanical stress on all gearbox components had decreased while used oil analysis indicated that all oils were in near-new condition without any sign of wear. 

These findings point to further potential savings from extended component and oil life, plus increased maintenance intervals. 

Rainer Lange, Mobil SHC Brand Advisor – EAME, ExxonMobil,  comments: “This is a great example of how a comparatively small change, such as changing a lubricant, can deliver significant energy efficiency benefits and cost savings”.
For more information about Mobil-branded lubricants and services, visit

* Actual results may vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

Posted on November 5, 2018 - (155 views)
ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants
Hermeslaan 2 T425.2
1831 Machelen Brussels - Belgium
View full company profile
More products from this supplier
ExxonMobil launches enhanced range of cutting fluids, Mobilcut™-New
New content on ExxonMobil’s Gas Engine Oil Campaign Hub
Mobil wind turbine gear oil proven not to contribute to white etching cracks
Italian steel mill saves €17,400 by switching to Mobilgrease XHPTM 222
ExxonMobil Releases Guidance to Help Protect Wind Turbines
ExxonMobil helps mining company save €19,000 per year on a single dump truck
Sacrificing Wear Protection for Energy Efficiency
Free webinar: examine how plastics processors can advance productivity with hydraulic fluids
Burckhardt and ExxonMobil Signed Global Lubrications Collaboration Agreement
How to optimise gas engine performance
Gas Engine Oils
Lubricant for Hydraulic Systems
Why Does Your Grease Choice Matter for Wind Turbines?
ExxonMobil Presents Two New Products for the Agricultural Industry
Mobil SHC Cibus™ Hydraulic Oil NSF H1
Mobil SHC Rarus Series Next-Generation Synthetic Air Compressor Oils
Wind Turbine Gearbox Oil Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT
Mobil Pegasus Natural Gas Engine Oils
Grease for Pulp and Paper Mills
Hydraulic Oil for Engineering and Manufacturing
Related articles
Reels for Hydraulic Applications
Oil & water-repellent membrane
Kinematic Handling Systems
Tube Processing Equipment
Accumulator Services
Microfluidic Valves
Flow Measurement Device
PTFE Membrane Filters
Manufacturers Turn to Air Cushion Vehicles
Pneumatic Process Valves
Regulators to maintain the desired temperature
Fan Filters for Good air Filtration
Magnetic Drive Gear and Centrifugal Pumps
Oil Free Compressors and Pumps
Oil Free Piston and Diaphragm Compressors and Vacuum Pumps
Oil Free Compressors and Pumps
Valves to Optimise the Performance of Machines and Process
Oil Free Piston and Diaphgram Compressors and Vacuum Pumps
Special Valves
Liquid Filtration Systems