Construction company extends oil life with Shell Rimula R5 E
Total Estimated Annual Customer Savings of $187,000
APPLICATION: Scania P 420 engines
KEY EDGE: Shell Rimula R5 E 10W-40,
Shell LubeCoach &
INCREASE IN OIL DRAIN INTERVAL
This construction company was operating Scania P 420 engines in year-round 35C temperatures in the Peruvian jungle and at 650m above sea level. It wanted to identify a lubricant that would extend the life of its equipment and increase availability.
The Shell Lubricants team recommended using Shell Rimula R5 E for its 100 ppm sulphur content - ensuring that the oil life would be extended for both the engine and the transmission. The team also provided a package of consultancy services that included Shell LubeAnalyst, Shell LubeCoach and Shell LubeVideoCheck.
By helping to extend the engine ODI from 250 to 350 hours, the technical advice and new product have reduced oil, component and manpower costs and led to increased equipment uptime.
The combination of reduced maintenance and consumables costs saw the company report estimated annual savings of US$187,000.
The savings indicated are specific to the calculation date and mentioned site. These calculations may vary from site to site and from time to time, depending on, for example, the application, the operating conditions, the current products being used, the condition of the equipment and the maintenance practices.