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    • 15 Apr 2019

    From Reducing Human-Machine Interaction Through

    Safety is a critical priority for virtually every industrial operator, and many operators are always working towards improving their safety record. One of the key opportunities to improve safety is by reducing how often maintenance personnel need to interact with equipment (also referred to as “human-machine interaction” [HMI]). Recently, Toby Hlade, one of our leading Mobil technical experts, contributed...
    • 8 Apr 2019

    Save Energy and Cut Costs in Plastic Processing by Using the Right Hydraulic Oil

    The plastics industry is energy-intensive and even small rises in energy bills, especially in this highly competitive market, can have serious ramifications for a plastics processor’s bottom line. However, there are ways to reduce an injection moulding plant’s energy consumption – steps that can also help companies comply with environmental legislation and save money. Picking the right hydraulic...
    • 5 Feb 2019

    You asked, we delivered: Introducing our new glossary of terms

    In recent months, many Mobil SHC Club members have been asking for a glossary of terms, an easy, Wikipedia-style library of key industrial terms and definitions. Fret no more – after several months of hard work, we’ve taken the 1993 ExxonMobil Encyclopedia for the User of Petroleum Products and updated it for 2019. This updated glossary is now available to you as a resource, available here:
    • 22 Oct 2018

    Getting the Most Out of Your Industrial Gas Engine

    Recently, ExxonMobil partnered with Engineers Australia , a professional association committed to the advancement of the engineering field within Australia, to bring together top experts from around the Oceanic region to discuss the latest industrial gas engine technology and market trends. Specifically, experts from Caterpillar, ExxonMobil, and Origin Energy toured Australia to deliver a series of talks, with hundreds...
    • 9 Jul 2018

    Managing water contamination in hot rolling mills – Part III

    In our final article in this series on managing water contamination in hot rolling mills, we’ll be discussing the role of grease in helping manage water contamination in hot rolling mills. Grease basics for continuous casters and hot rolling mills Greases help lubricate a range of bearings throughout an integrated hot rolling mill operation, and most applications benefit from a heavy duty grease with high base...
    • 2 Jul 2018

    Managing water contamination in hot rolling mills – Part II

    In our first article on managing water contamination in hot rolling mills, we covered circulating oils. Today, we’ll discuss the importance of continuous monitoring and some water removal strategies. As a reminder, this Mobil SHC Club series is just an abbreviated look at the topic, and for a more complete look at this topic, you can reference the full paper here:
    • 25 Jun 2018

    Managing water contamination in hot rolling mills – Part I

    Last month, I co-presented a technical paper at the AISTech 2018 Conference & Exposition with leading equipment builder Primetals Technologies on managing water contamination in hot rolling mills. The presentation resulted in some good conversation, so I thought I’d share some of the key takeaways with the Mobil SHC Club community over the course of three articles. While the presentation did focus primarily...
    • 11 Jun 2018

    Clued up, not glued up – Using lubricants to enhance corrugator performance

    Demand for corrugated packaging is due to increase by an average of more than 4% every year for the next five years 1 . However, margins remain under pressure, and as a result it is more important than ever for corrugators to optimize all aspects of their plant’s operation. One element that plays a significant role in this process, but which is often overlooked, is lubricant selection. Choosing high performance...