Sasan Power Maximises Boom Foot Pin life with Shell LubeExpert
Sasan Power Maximises Boom Foot Pin life with Shell Lube Expert
COMPANY: Sasan Power Ltd
APPLICATION: CAT 7495 excavator shovels
KEY EDGE: Shell Lube Expert
CHALLENGE- This mining company was running a fleet of CAT 7495 excavators and wanted to monitor lubricant performance in order to maximize the life of its components, increasing equipment availability and productivity.
SOLUTION- Following a Shell Lube Expert test, the Shell Lubricants team made recommendations to replace a broken grease pipe line that was causing the boom foot pin to run dry.
OUTCOME- After acting on the advice to replace the pipeline and fit a new grease nipple, the flow of grease to the pinions and gears was restored, protecting the components from wear.
VALUE- The timely maintenance to the lubrication system helped to avoid costly repairs and the associated costs of downtime, with the company reporting estimated annual savings of US$92,000.