Mining Company-Shell Rimula
Indian Mining Company extends oil drain intervals with Shell Rimula R4
COMPANY – Mining Company
LOCATION – India
APPLICATION -Heavy-duty diesel engines
KEY EDGE – Shell Rimula R4; Shell LubeAnalyst
SAVINGS – ₹3,18,33,768
SIGNIFICANT – Reduction in maintenance cost
A leading Indian mining company operates a range of heavy-duty equipment, including items from Hyundai, Ashok Leyland, Volvo, and Schwing Stetter, in challenging working conditions. The company was using an engine lubricant that gave a maximum oil-drain interval of 350 hours and wanted a lubricant with a longer oil drain interval, ideally 500 hours, to increase equipment availability and production time.
The mining company worked with Shell Lubricants to identify a solution and decided to change to Shell Rimula R4. The company also chose to take advantage of Shell LubeAnalyst’s service to monitor the oil’s condition. After trials, it was established that the new lubricant could be used for up to 600hrs, providing the equipment was well maintained.
As a result of changing to Shell Rimula R4, the mining company has increased its oil drain interval by 70% from 350 to 600 hrs. Because fewer oil changes are required, the company has reduced its lubricant consumption and extended the maintenance intervals, which has resulted in lower maintenance costs. There is also a benefit from increased production time and a lower lubricant inventory. The company recognizes the value of Shell’s lubricant solution and has estimated a total annual saving, across numerous machines of ₹3,18,33,768.