Shell LubricantsMiningRegular lube inspectionsHELP extend swing bearinglife by 16,000 hours*TOTAL REPORTED CUSTOMER SAVINGAUD$228,420 *COMPANY: Open Cut Coal MineCOUNTRY: AustraliaAPPLICATION: Excavator SwingBearingsSAVING: AUD$228,420*KEY EDGE: Shell Lubricant ServiceExperts and Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2.Shell’s Lubricant Service Experts deliveredsignificant value to the operator of an Australianopen cut coal mine by conducting regularlubrication inspections on the mine’s excavator.The 360 tonne Hitachi EX3600 Excavator was commissioned in 2003.The swing bearings had a projected life expectancy of up to 35,000 hours.Over the lifetime of the vehicle, Shell’s Lubricant Service Experts performedapproximately 80 operational and shutdown inspections.These inspections highlighted and reported deficiencies in lubricationpractices which would impact on the life of the swing bearing and allother associated components.Remedial and preventative actions, together with the application ofShell Gadus S3 V460D 2 extended the projected bearing life significantly.The swing bearing on the machine provided 51,000 hours service,exceeding the projected life expectancy by 16,000 hours.*Swing bearing life expectancy extended by 46%.The combination of an excellent product in Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 andregular lubrication inspections and adjustments by Shell’s Lubricant ServicesExperts enabled the site to realise an additional 16,000 hours of servicefrom the swing bearing – delivering a value benefit of AUD$228,420.**Savings reported by specific customers. Actual savings may vary and will depend on the application, the current oil,the maintenance procedures, equipment and the operating conditions.
Shell gadus s3 v460d 2High performance, extreme-pressuremultipurpose greaseShell Gadus S3 V460D 2 is based on high-viscositymineral oil and a lithium complex soap thickener.Apart from containing the latest additives designed forexcellent high temperature, anticorrosion and antioxidantperformance, the grease also contains molybdenumsulphide to help ensure it can handle shock loads.ApplicationsShell Gadus S3 V460D 2 is used for the greaselubrication of heavy-duty, slow-moving bearings subject to the shockloads found in the mining and steel industries.Specification and approvalsShell Gadus S3 V460D meets the requirements of Caterpillar, Liebherrand P&H Mining Equipment, and is approved by Bucyrus International,CMI FPE Ltd, Gebr. Pfeiffer Perma Schmiersysteme, Rothe Erde, SMS Meerand Voith. It is listed by BE (certified), Bucyrus International, CMI Groupe,Dieffenbacher, Gebr. Pfeiffer, Hitachi, Konecranes and Komatsu Mining.Complementary productsEquipmentDraglinesShovels and excavatorsLubricantsShell Omala, Shell GadusShell Omala, Shell Gadus, Shell TellusPerformance features and benefitsHigh base oil viscosity to provide excellent load carrying performance.Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 meets the recommended base oil viscosityrecommended by leading original equipment manufacturersExcellent mechanical stability even under vibrating conditions.Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 is designed to retain its consistency over longperiods, even in conditions of severe vibration.Enhanced extreme-pressure properties and resistance to shock loads.The excellent load-carrying performance of Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2is enhanced by the presence of molybdenum sulphide.Excellent water resistance. Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 offers lastingprotection even in the presence of large amounts of water.Effective corrosion protection. Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 help preventcomponents and bearings failure due to corrosion.High dropping point. Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 is resistant to hightemperatures.Lead and nitrite free. Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2 offers safe handling.MillsCrushers and conveyorsOre processingHaul trucksPower plantShell OmalaShell Gadus, Shell OmalaShell Gadus, Shell Omala, Shell Tellus, Shell CorenaShell Rimula, Shell Omala, Shell Spirax,Shell Retinax, Shell GadusShell Argina, Shell Gadinia, Shell TurboFor more information, please contact:The Shell Company of Australia Limited(ABN 46 004 610 459)8 Redfern Rd, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123Emergency phone number (24 hours) 1800 651 818Shell Technical Helpdesk 1300 134 205Shell Customer Service 13 16 18www.shell.com.au/lubricants*Savings reported by specific customers. Actual savings may vary and will depend on theapplication, the current oil, the maintenance procedures, equipment and the operating conditions.“Shell Lubricants” refers to the various Shell companies engaged in the lubricants business.Approved for external distribution.