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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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Elotec TDZ GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (PDF, 275 KB) - opens in new window

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.

Energia y Agua Pura de Cozumel, Mexico (PDF, 135 KB) - opens in new window

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.

Jiangsu Shagang Group (Shagang), China (PDF, 176 KB) - opens in new window

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.