Optimising cement plant productivity with high performance lubricants

  Enquiry / contact me

ExxonMobil has helped a cement plant increase its productivity

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Optimising cement plant productivity with high performance lubricants
Optimising cement plant productivity with high performance lubricants

Optimising cement plant productivity with high performance lubricants

Cement production is a complex operation that exposes processing equipment to heavy loads, extreme temperatures and high levels of contamination. Many systems are in continuous operation so any unscheduled downtime along the production chain can have a serious impact on overall productivity. Plant operators therefore need to safeguard the reliability of their kilns, crushers, ball mills, conveyors, elevators and quarry-side mobile plants in order to protect bottom line performance.

An important step to doing this is to use high performance oils and greases as they can deliver a range of cost-effective operational benefits including enhanced equipment protection and a reduction in unscheduled maintenance.

Crushing performance

For example, China’s Dalian Cement Group was experiencing overheating issues with its hammer crusher, which was resulting in multiple premature bearing failures. After an on-site investigation, ExxonMobil engineers recommended the company replace its conventional lubricant with Mobilith SHC™ 100 synthetic grease. Its advanced formulation resists viscosity thinning and oxidation, even at elevated temperatures.

Following the switch, the bearings in the hammer crusher no longer experienced overheating problems, which significantly reduced the level of failures and related unscheduled downtime. These benefits resulted in an annual saving of $153,000 and enhanced safety by reducing employee-equipment interaction*.

Substantial cost benefits

Despite only accounting for around 1% of a cement mill’s operational expenses, high performance oils and greases have the potential to deliver substantial cost benefits. Improvements in lubricant technology have seen significant breakthroughs in extending equipment life and lengthening oil drain intervals. For this reason, plants are advised to always choose the oils and greases that best fit their operational requirements.


*This proof of performance 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.

Posted on March 15, 2019 - (381 views)
ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants
Hermeslaan 2 T425.2
1831 Machelen Brussels - Belgium
View full company profile
More products from this supplier
ExxonMobil Launches Mobil Pegasus™ 610 Ultra Oil for Modern Medium- and High-Speed Four Cycle Gas Engines
How to Protect Mining Machines
ExxonMobil Launches Landmark Gear and Circulating Oil Mobil SHC™ Elite
Steel your Plant against Inefficiencies and Downtime
Switch to Mobil lubricant extends hydraulic oil drain intervals by 25% for Russian limestone quarry
ExxonMobil helps plastics packaging manufacturer achieve 7% energy saving
Injecting production into plastic process with high performance lubricants
How to select lubricants for refrigeration systems using natural refrigerants
ExxonMobil helps melt away steel mill lubricant issues
Brewer Saves €20,300 by Switching to Mobil Gargoyle Arctic™ SHC NH 68
Driving the Digital Revolution with Hydraulic Fluids
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
Related articles
Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Water Systems
Oil Pressure & Flow Rate Control Units
Pneumatic Automation Platform
Coil for Gas and Dust
Benefits of Integrated Cylinder Cushioning
Liquid Filtration Solutions
Reels for Hydraulic Applications
Oil and Water-Repellent Membrane
Kinematic Handling Systems
Accumulator Services
Full-service Bolting Equipment Provider
Compact and Precise Level Switches
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
Pneumatic Automation Platform
Super High Response Speed Servo Valve
Oval Geared Flowmeter
CPC Couplings Help Microbreweries Brew Success
Direct Acting High-Speed Servo Valve
Two Wire-Braided Hose
Volume Booster
Highly Efficient Water-injected Screw Compressor
Valveless Waste Transfer Pump
Heavy Duty Hand Crank Hose Reel