1,6% energy savings for Abriso by using Mobil SHC Gear 320!
Abriso NV is specialized in extrusion of PE foam and polystyrene. They are always looking for new potential energy savings since they engaged within the Energy Pact Flanders. Ingelbeen-Soete recommended to investigate the potential savings on the gearboxes of the extruders. We selected a gearbox of a "KraussMaffei Berstoff Extruder" to start a test.
Ingelbeen-Soete recommended to switch from a mineral gearbox oil ISO VG 320 to a 100% synthetic PAO Mobil SHC Gear 320. Thanks to the lower friction coefficient and stronger oil film, Mobil SHC Gear 320 is able to reduce friction losses in gearboxes and increase the energy efficiency.
Ingelbeen-Soete took care of the entire process by performing all needed measurements on the installation, before and after the oil change.
There was an energy consumption decrease of 1,6% on average by using Mobil SHC Gear 320. This means for Abriso a significant yearly cost reduction and reaching the Energy Pact Flanders goals. Moreover, the longer oil life of the Mobil SHC Gear 320 brings a reduction in maintenance and oil disposal costs.