Reduce Operational Cost by Using the Right Lubricants

The use of high-quality right lubricants can lead to reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) spending. Low-quality lubricants can increase the total operational cost by increasing the unplanned downtimes, energy consumption, labour cost due to replacement of the equipment or parts and change of filter regularly. A per the study conducted by Shell, more than 60% of the companies, admitted that the errors in lubrication cause unplanned downtime that leads to an increase in the total operational cost. The use of proper industrial lubricants causes a reduction in the downtime of the equipment and results in reducing the overall cost of operations.

  • Increased speed and pressure in the lighter and smaller equipment caused the polyurethane seal to go beyond its limits and cause the rupture of the equipment. This issue can be eliminated by using the right type of equipment and prevention of seal results in reducing the downtime due to equipment failure. The use of the right lubrication also provides protection from wear and tear and prevents downtime of the equipment. It also provides protection to the equipment to the external environment and corrosion that contributes to reduce the demand for replacement of the parts and reduce the operational cost.

The surface of the rotating parts contains tiny imperfections in the form of uneven textures and embedded holes that contribute to increased friction between the components. The existence of friction increases the demand of the energy or fuel in the functioning of the equipment, and the use of high-quality lubrication helps in reducing the amount of friction between the moving parts of the equipment. The factor of reducing friction contributes to reducing the amount of fuel needed, and in this manner, it contributes to reducing the amount of fuel use and overall cost of operation. Reduction in the friction also increases the life of the rotating equipment and reduces demand for changing the parts and decreases operational cost.