What we mean by turbine engine oils

Turbine engine oils are used to lubricate aircraft turbine engines and jet engines to ensure excellent performance and to help them last longer.

Oil for Aero-derivative Gas Turbines

AeroShell turbine engine oils, such as Aeroshell Turbine Engine Oil 500, AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560, and AeroShell Ascender, can be used in aero-derivative gas turbines in industrial and marine applications. 

AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil range

  • Ascender

    AeroShell Ascender

    Reinventing AeroShell’s turbine engine oil offering, AeroShell Ascender is for the next generation of engine technology. It offers low coking propensity, high thermal and oxidative stability, and demonstrably better elastomer compatibility.

    Find the AeroShell Ascender data sheet

  • AeroShell 560

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560 offers superior performance compared to standard oils. It lowers the cost of maintaining your engine by keeping it cleaner, and also offers excellent elastomer compatibility.

    Find the AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560 data sheet

  • AeroShell 500

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 500

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 500 offers safety and reliability for older engines needing an oil approved to MIL-PRF-23699. It can also be used in most civil and military engines that use this class of lubricant.

    Find the AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 500 data sheet

  • AeroShell 390

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 390

    A 3mm²/s oil that offers excellent cold-soak starting and reliability for auxiliary power units (APU). Due to its low temperature characteristic, AeroShell Turbine Oil 390 has a reduced viscous drag compared to 5mm2/s oils during APU startup.

    Find the AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 390 data sheet

  • AeroShell 3

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 2 and 3

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 2 and 3 are 2 mm²/s and 3mm²/s mineral turbine oils that inhibit fuel systems and their components during storage. 

  • AeroShell 308

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 308

    This 3mm²/s synthetic oil offers dependability for older engines that require a MIL-PRF-7808 oil. It uses additives to offer better resistance against oxidation and corrosion, and to minimise wear.

  • AeroShell 555

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 555

    For high load-carrying capacity for helicopter engines and transmissions, AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 555 is ideal. It’s an advanced 5mm²/s synthetic oil with a finely balanced blend of additives to offer better thermal and oxidation stability, as well as improving the base oil’s load-carrying capability.

    Find the AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 555 data sheet

  • AeroShell 750

    AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 750

    This 7.5mm²/s synthetic oil with excellent load carrying, thermal, and oxidation stability was developed to offer a high standard of lubrication in British civil gas turbines. It’s especially useful in turbo-prop engines, which benefit from its load carrying.

Turbine engine oil CHANGEOVER

Generally synthetic turbine oils in one viscosity group are compatible and miscible with all other synthetic oils in the same viscosity group (and in many cases other viscosity groups as well). However, in changing from one synthetic turbine oil to another, an operator must follow the engine manufacturers’ recommendations. Change by top-off (mixing) allows the changeover to take place slowly and there is increasing evidence that this is less of a shock to the engine and engine oil system. While most engine manufacturers allow change by top-off (mixing), other engine manufacturers do not and only allow changeover by either drain and refill, or drain, flush and refill.

It’s Shell’s policy to always recommend that the engine manufacturer’s recommendations are followed. In addition, it’s recommended that for the initial period during and after changeover, the oil filters are inspected more frequently.

AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil data sheets and specs

In the table below, you can find the technical data sheet (TDS) and material safety data sheet (MSDS)  for the AeroShell turbine engine oil you need. The TDS and MSDS are in English, but you can find these documents in other languages in the Shell EPC area.

An MSDS, formerly known as a safety data sheet (SDS), explains the properties and hazards of the turbine engine oil. It also offers safe handling recommendations, storage and transport requirements, and what measures should be taken for first aid, accidental releases, exposure control, and personal protection.

A TDS outlines the main applications or areas of use for your turbine engine oil, as well as its physicochemical properties and general advice on health, safety, and its environmental impact.

For more information about AeroShell Turbine Engine Oils, read the AeroShell Book.

AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil Technical Data Sheet (TDS) Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
AeroShell Ascender AeroShell Ascender Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Ascender Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 2 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 2 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 2 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 3 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 3 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 3 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 308 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 308 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 308 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 390 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 390 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 390 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 500 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 500 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 500 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 555 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 555 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 555 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English
AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 750 AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 750 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) – English AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 750 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – English

Explore AeroShell Turbine Engine Oils

AeroShell Ascender

Ultimate turbine oil with maintenance- saving formula.

AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 500

A turbine engine oil that may help reduce operational costs.

AeroShell Turbine Engine Oil 560

Reliable Performance For Confident Operations.

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