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Power case studies
These examples show how switching to a different lubricant can lead to substantial savings by improving equipment availability, extending oil-drain intervals and improving engine cleanliness.
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By upgrading to Shell Diala S3 ZX-I, transformer specialist Elotec could reduce their oil drying time and order larger volumes of a single lube. These changes led to reported annual savings of US$11,382.
The Energia y Agua Pura de Cozumel power plant was experiencing low oil performance and poor engine cleanliness. Switching to Shell Argina Oil XL 40 resulted in cleaner engines and annual savings of US$39,000.
Excessive sludge was building up in Shagang’s steam turbines. Using Shell Turbo T 46 helped to reduce bearing failures, prolong oil life and improve turbine availability, saving Shagang a reported US$57,088 annually.