ExxonMobil launches Mobil Serv lubricant analysis

(HOUSTON) —  ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Serv lubricant analysis, its next generation used oil analysis service. The mobile-enabled technology monitors both oil condition and the health of high-speed marine engines.

Mobil Serv lubricant analysis can help prolong engine life by assessing oil condition, assisting vessel operators to identify issues before they become problems. Regular analysis can therefore help to identify ways to enhance engine reliability and prevent unscheduled downtime.

This can help ensure that operators avoid opening up equipment for unnecessary inspection or maintenance when their oil analysis reports indicate that the lubricant and equipment are in good condition. This can deliver additional cost avoidance on top of prolonged engine life.

To eliminate labels and paperwork the new service also features optional "scan-and-go" technology. Operators can simply scan the QR code (barcode) of the sample bottle, enter the sample information and then submit it. Vessel operators will then receive an informative report on engine and lubricant condition with tailored advice to help formulate maintenance schedules and understand data trends. The service offers mobile access, enabling operators to view data and results wherever needed.

ExxonMobil recently demonstrated that a combination of Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 synthetic engine oil and used oil analysis provided outstanding protection and cleanliness for a Cummins KTA38 marine diesel main engine. After nine years of continuous use, the engine showed minimal scuffing or sludge build-up. An oil drain interval of 3,000 hours was achieved, over 10 times longer than the engine builder’s recommendation.

“Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis can help enhance engine reliability and reduce unscheduled downtime, helping to generate cost savings, which are crucial in today’s competitive market,” said J.R. Hand, U.S. marine chief engineer at ExxonMobil. “With these benefits, this new service will provide a step change in marine oil analysis and help customers optimize performance and drive efficiencies. Additionally, this service can help to promote productivity and safety by cutting down on human-machine interactions”

This service replaces ExxonMobil’s used oil analysis program, Signum.

To find out more about Mobil Serv lubricant analysis, click here.

By Professional Mariner Staff