How to reach the sustainability objectives when choosing industrial lubricants

How to reach the sustainability objectives when choosing industrial lubricants

Any successful company is conscious that the business objectives and the sustainability ones are linked. Thus, reaching a balance between productivity and environment protection is essential for any company that wants to perform their activity responsibly.

In order to help operators in any industrial sector – from manufacturing to the energy industry – we offer below 4 simple ways to reduce the impact on environment when choosing industrial equipment lubricants.

1. Choose a lubricant that preserves its properties longer

These lubricants can offer more benefits, like less maintenance costs, reduced resource consumption and a lower risk regarding safety associated with changing the lubricant.

Apart from these, an oil that lasts longer means considerable economy for any lubrication program. Synthetic products like Mobil SHC can offer exceptional protection properties for longer, compared to conventional mineral oils. For instance, by choosing to use the Mobil SHC 630 lubricant, a mining company managed to triple the oil change interval, which meant savings1 in the amount of $1,112,000 in 3 years.

2. Use a lubricant with an increased energy efficiency

Lubricants like Mobil DTE help you reduce the energy necessary for your equipment to work at maximum capacity. Also as an additional advantage, using them will help you reduce the emissions caused by fossil fuels used in more cases as a main energy resource.

In the case of a company in Germany that owns many plastic injection machines, it was proven that by moving to using Mobil DTE 10 Excel they can get savings related to energy consumption of up to 3%, according to the equipment type.

3. Constantly monitor the oil loss

Oil loss means unpredictable costs both economically and environmentally. We recommend that you implement a lubrication program where you keep track of the oil consumption in order to observe early if there is a consumption that is too big for certain equipment.

If you see an increase over the normal limit of the oil consumption, there is most probably an oil leak. In this respect, identifying the leak and then repairing it should be your number 1 priority. This will save you from additional costs and will help you reduce possible risks for your employees and the environment.

4. Be proactive!

Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that being one step ahead is one of the secrets behind success. This principle applies in the case of industrial equipment lubrication. In order for these to function without problems for longer, and for your employees to be safe at work, anticipating any problem becomes and effective solution.

In this respect, the Signum Analysis will help you identify crucial information about the possible problems that your industrial equipment might have. In order for you to implement a Signum Analysis, click the image below and a Star Lubricants expert will help you with all the information you require.

No matter the industrial sector your company is part of, apply the 4 methods above and the sustainability objectives you have set for this year will be easier to meet.

(1) The results presented in this article refer specifically to the experience the users of Mobil industrial Lubricants have. The results may vary according to the operating conditions, the degree of wear of equipment as well as the type of lubricant used previously.