SHELL LUBRICANTS ORGANISES THE 2NDEDITION OF THE MINING TECHNOLOGY FORUM IN KOLKATA
Deliberates on the mining sector’s challenges, solutions and opportunities with industry experts
Launches Lube Analyst Lite Lab foron-site analysis
Raipur/Kolkatta, 17th October, 2018: –Continuing its series of sector-specific forums and platforms, Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, hosted its 2nd Technology Forum for the mining sector. Attended by leading industry experts and senior officials, the event discussed insights on specific industry trends, challenges, best practices,
and deliberated upon the future of the mining industry.Additionally, the forum also discussed the technological edge provided by lubricants in reducing the Total Cost of Ownership. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) represents Shell’s approach to lubrication as an essential value-chain component to enhance profitability. Along with this, Shell Lubricants also launched the Onsite Lube Analyst Lite Lab, a solution to reduce lubricant testing time to 10 mins from 7 days.
With the Shell Lube Analyst Lite Lab, on-site analyzers deliver fast, comprehensive test results for lubricants, including engine and gearbox oils, hydraulic fluids and transmission fluids. Staff members can test lubricants at remote locations and get the results within 10 minutes. The service can help to limit downtime and reduce maintenance costs by capturing early signs of abnormal wear and helping to extend oil-drain intervals.In addition to the LALite launch, there is also a big basket of services like Vibration monitoring through FRVA, thermal Imaging, real-time on-line condition monitoring, contamination control which helps Mining customers in improving the reliability of equipment and helping optimize their Total Cost of Ownership.
The event witnessed healthy participation from different mining companies, OEMs and customers including Sany Heavy industry India Pvt Ltd, GMMCO,Leeboy India and Thriveni Earthmovers. The forum provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss lubrication challenges and requirements along with showcasing Shell Lubricants’ innovative technology and its holistic industry-relevant solutions, with a special focus on offerings for modern mining operations.
Mr. Praveen Nagpal, Chief Technology Officer, Shell Lubricants India said, “Mining is a significant sector in the Indian industrial landscape and a priority to Shellwith plenty of opportunities. With the 2ndMining Technology Forum,we aim to discuss the key challenges for the mining industry, be it energy challenges, productivity, sustainability, environmental regulations and the need to optimize Total Cost of Ownership.It’s a great platform to learn and share technology innovation and premium value propositions in this sector helping mining customers unlock savings avenues. Engaging with our valued customers, OEM partners and industry bodies to mutually share knowledge and couple it with our global expertise has always been a priority for us. At Shell Lubricants, we constantly endeavor to connect with our valuable patrons and look forward to developing more such engagement platforms in the future.”
Shell understands the difficulties presented by tough conditions and remote areas for mining operations which necessitate the maximisation of machine availability and reduction of maintenance costs. Shell Lubricants has introduced a wide range of specialty products and services designed to add value to its customers’ businesses by improving fuel or energy efficiency, reducing downtime, preventing plant stoppages and reducing operating costs and help meet the other lubricant challenges faced. The Mining industry product portfolio includes Heavy-duty diesel engine oils such as the Rimula R4L and Rimula T5; Axle and transmission oils like Spirax S4 CX 30- Transmission; Greases like Gadus S3 V 460 D2- Pin/Bush and Gadus S3 V 220 C2- Chassis Grease and Hydraulic Fluids like the Tellus S2M/V.
Shell Lubricants conducts similar technology forums in other parts of the world with the objective of understanding next-generation requirements of target industry groups.
ABOUT SHELL LUBRICANTS
The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Shell Advance, Shell Helix, and Shell Rimula among many others. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, we blend base oils with additives to make finished lubricants in almost 70 plants, and we distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries. We have also been recognized as the global market leader for 11 consecutive years, by Kline with an 11% market share.
We have more experts talking to more customers than any other lubricants supplier. We have over 350 technical support specialists and 1,000 sales professionals working with customers every day. We offer a wide range of services in addition to our products, including Shell LubeChat, an easy to use, AI-enabled chatbot that can deliver information on real-time basis, Shell LubeMatch, a market leading online tool that matches lubricants to vehicles and equipment, and Shell LubeAnalyst, an early warning system thatenables our business customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance.
Shell’s world-class technology is applied in our products and technological collaborations. We have four leading lubricants research centres in Germany, the USA, and Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell) with more than 200 scientists and engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development.
We have 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari and Penske Racing. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products.
ABOUT SHELL LUBRICANTS INDIA
Shell is one of the most diversified international oil company in India's energy sector. It is a major private sector supplier of crude products and chemicals to India. With over 7000 staff in the country, Shell has a significant technology centre, a financial business services centre and operates a joint venture LNG receiving and re-gasification terminal. Earlier this year, it signed MOUs for a floating LNG terminal in the country. Shell also has a downstream business marketing fuels, lubricants and specialty products. It recently announced creation of an in-house global IT centre in Bengaluru.
Shell Lubricants’ India operation is part of Shell’s long-term commitment to India and its support for the country's increasing energy needs. After the US and China, India is the third-largest market for Lubricants where Shell has a close to 5 per cent share. Shell Lubricants’ customers in India include John Deere, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Komatsu and Thermax. With a network of over 170 distributors and a lubricant oil blending plant at Taloja, Shell Lubricants India sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications such as consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation, general engineering, etc.