SPRING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil said today that its Mobil SHCTM Gear 320 WT advanced turbine gear oil has been approved by GE for use in all of its wind turbines worldwide. This approval applies to all of the more than 50,000 GE wind turbines in operation today.
GE’s lubricant approval process is one of the industry’s most demanding and includes more than 300 itemized testing parameters built around ASTM, DIN and GE specifications. To obtain this approval, Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT gear oil underwent more than two years of field trials and inspections.
The approval follows ExxonMobil’s recent extension of Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT gear oil’s warranty from seven years to 10 years, which represents one of the longest warranties on the market. Any wind turbine operator who uses this product can now take advantage of this extended warranty protection.
“GE’s approval is a testament to the performance of Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT gear oil – GE is one of the top three turbine manufacturers in the world and they have one of the most stringent lubricant standards in the industry,” said Mike Galloway, industrial equipment builder engineer at ExxonMobil. “Backed by our industry-leading warranty, operators can rest easy knowing that this oil can help protect against the extreme conditions wind turbines face all around the world, helping them achieve their long-term reliability and productivity goals.”
Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT was developed in collaboration with leading global original equipment manufacturers and features a proprietary additive technology designed to provide excellent protection against common types of wear such as scuffing and micro-pitting fatigue. The oil also does not contribute to white etching cracks, which are costly to repair.
For more information, please visit www.mobil.com/wind.
*About the Limited Warranty
ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA (ExxonMobil) provides this limited warranty to the purchasers who use Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT (the “Lubricant”) in the gearboxes of wind turbines from the date of delivery as established by the original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) industry requirements, as well as other conditions described herein. This limited warranty covers the Lubricant and critical components lubricated by the Lubricant. ExxonMobil warrants that the Lubricant is free from defects and that the Lubricant you purchased will protect your gearbox lubricated by the Lubricant, provided that:
- The Lubricant is confirmed to be an unadulterated Mobil industrial lubricant product.
- The equipment has been operated within the limits specified by the OEM, and is duly documented.
The full terms and conditions of the 10-year warranty can be obtained upon request from your respective ExxonMobil representative or certified ExxonMobil business partner.
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ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest suppliers and marketers of fuels, lubricants and specialties, including lubricant base stocks, waxes and asphalt. Tracing its lubricants history to the Vacuum Oil Company, formed in 1866 and acquired in 1879, ExxonMobil has been at the forefront of lubricant technology innovation for more than 150 years. Its breakthrough products have helped to power some of mankind’s greatest technological feats, including the first gasoline-powered automobile, the first electric generating system, the first powered flight and the first space shuttle launch, among others. Today, ExxonMobil continues to develop new lubrication solutions for tomorrow’s machinery, to help keep the world moving.