SPRING, TX — ExxonMobil announced today that its Mobil Serv engineering team has developed a new lubrication strategy to improve the operating efficiency of Weber Metals’ 60,000-ton hydraulic press, the largest privately invested forging press in the world. This new strategy increases the hydraulic press’ pump efficiency by four percent, reducing Weber Metals’ overall carbon emissions by more than 4,000 tons and oil consumption by 70,000 gallons over a 20-year period.
The new strategy uses a combination of Mobil DTE 10 Excel 46 hydraulic oil to lubricate the equipment and routine Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis to monitor fluid and equipment health. In combination, this strategy will help reduce premature equipment failures and unplanned downtime.
“A deep-seated commitment to the environment is a fundamental pillar of our operational strategy, and we look for every opportunity to partner with companies that can help us enhance the sustainability of our state-of-the-art hydraulic press,” said Doug McIntyre, president and CEO at Weber Metals. “Our partnership with ExxonMobil and the Mobil Serv engineering team provides a perfect example, as they helped us identify a solution that could significantly improve the efficiency of our equipment without sacrificing equipment performance.”
Prepared through a rigorous, multi-step program and with extensive field experience, Mobil Serv engineers work hand-in-hand with industrial operators across the world to deliver the right combination of expertise, products and services to help achieve their productivity, sustainability and cost savings goals. The successful partnership with Weber Metals further demonstrates Mobil Serv’s commitment to meeting customer needs.
“Lubrication may be a small part of an operator’s overall budget, but the right partner can help companies like Weber Metals, identify innovative equipment solutions that move the needle towards meeting even their most ambitious business goals,” said Dean Gockel, North America commercial lubricants marketing manager, ExxonMobil. “That’s what Mobil Serv is all about – leveraging our best-in-class field force to work hand-in-hand with operators to identify solutions that can deliver impactful results.”