Mining Company Increases Uptime With Shell Lubeexpert
COMPANY – Sasan Power Limited
LOCATION – Singrauli, India
APPLICATION – Caterpillar – CAT 495
KEY EDGE – Shell LubeExpert and Shell Gadus S3V 460D 2
SIGNIFICANT – Maintenance Cost Reduction
CHALLENGE – This open cast mining company wanted to optimise the performance and reliability of its CAT 495 shovels and was working with Shell India to monitor its equipment using Shell products backed by Shell LubeAnalyst, Shell LubeCoach and Shell LubeExpert.
SOLUTIONS – During a routine inspection, Shell’s engineer identified a pumping issue on the load and carry rollers. An investigation discovered a damaged return line was the cause and the engineer reported the need for a change of part.
OUTCOME – By carrying out regular inspections and troubleshooting activity through Shell LubeExpert, the company is able to avoid component failure that could lead to significant downtime, keeping machinery running and productivity high.
With its timely maintenance reducing the cost of replacement parts and the costs associated with downtime, the company has estimated savings of ₹ 7,21,18,597 per vehicle .