ExxonMobil participates at Confederation of India Industry’s (CII) multi-city workshops on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Industrial Lubrication”

September 16, 2015, Bangalore, India – ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited, a wholly-owned affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, was present as an eminent industry speaker at these state level workshops organized by CII in cities like Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai and Vapi. The workshop was on the theme of “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Industrial Lubrication”. The Mumbai chapter of the workshop was well attended by key industry players, stakeholders and academia.

In the first phase of the initiative by CII, a comprehensive techno-strategic report titled “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Industrial Lubrication” was released by Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power and Mr. Rajiv Mishra, Director, Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas at an exclusive session organized by CII in November 2014. The report described technicalities behind energy efficient lubricants and their corresponding benefits, besides capturing a few real time case studies. It also included results from a primary survey that was conducted to assess the current understanding of energy efficient lubrication, across various categories of designated industrial energy consumers.

Balancing energy supply and demand is going to be critical for growth and success of the Indian economy. Today, industry is putting much effort in exploring and opportunities to save energy energy through adoption of various energy efficient technologies. Energy efficiency improvements through lubricant technology are often overlooked in industrial facilities. Energy efficient and high performance lubricants are consumables; they are not capital intensive technologies; and therefore would be much easier to afford and adopt by industry. Furthermore, selecting the right lubricant for specific applications may result in savings of 3-5% energy bottom-line and many other benefits e.g. increased equipment life, higher safety for working personnel and environmental sustainability. 

 According to Dr. Suprotim Ganguly, Head Energy (Technology), Confederation of Indian Industry, “We at CII under the guidance & partnership of BEE through a comprehensive study on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Industrial Lubrication” have been able to create requisite level of awareness among the stakeholders on the possible benefits & importance of technologically advanced lubricants & lubrication system. The study has not only captured the international research on “Tribology” but also the real time experiences of usage of energy efficient lubricants by industries in India. This drive of awareness creation and capacity building is still in progress. Taking this initiative to the next level, we are now developing a protocol for evaluation and assessment of energy saving which may become a part of mandatory industrial energy audit guideline by BEE. We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to various industries and companies like ExxonMobil for sharing their technical experience to make this niche effort a real time success.”

 ExxonMobil’s leadership in innovation is accentuated by commitment to sustainability which demands an efficient use of resources – human, environmental and operational while energy efficiency remains one of the most visible and discussed sustainable business practices. Mobil lubricants not only deliver exceptional, long-lasting performance and protection, but also feature valuable energy efficiency benefits. With our comprehensive strategy, referred to as Advancing Productivity, ExxonMobil leverages its technology leadership and application expertise to help companies enhance their operational safety, achieve their environmental care-related goals, and maximize productivity thus delivering energy efficiency benefits to our customers.

 Mr. Shankar Karnik, General Manager Industrial, ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited added, “This initiative by CII closely ties with our long term objective of creating awareness on technologically advanced lubricants and need for companies across industries to perceive energy efficiency through a strategic lens and align it to their core business objectives. Validated data of real-time case studies establishes that energy efficient lubricants can help in achieving productivity improvement in various industries. Thus, we feel that there is a need in the industry for guidelines to support energy audit. This will be a step forward in the right direction for the lubricant industry in India.”

 ExxonMobil offers a broad line of advanced lubricating oils and greases that can help increase equipment operating efficiency and engine fuel economy, and help contribute to reduced energy and resource use, lower emissions and cost savings for industrial equipment, machinery, passenger and commercial vehicle engines. Mobil Industrial Lubricants is geared to meet and exceed industry requirements through a suite of step-up technology lubricants designed to potentially deliver energy efficiency benefits.  Mobil Industrial Lubricants’ range of energy efficient lubricants currently includes the next-generation Mobil SHC 600 series, Mobil SHC Gear series, Mobil SHC Pegasus, Mobil SHC Cibus series, Mobil SHC 500 series and Mobil DTE 10 Excel series. In extensive testing, these technology-leading lubricants delivered significant energy savings compared to conventional oils. Since even small energy savings can translate into significant monetary and resource savings, the energy efficiency benefits offered by Mobil’s range of industrial lubricants lead to achieving important gains in industrial energy efficiency. The ExxonMobil proprietary Energy Efficiency logo is a visible statement that users can easily recognize and be confident that they are purchasing and using Mobil Industrial Lubricants’ potentially energy-saving technology


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