ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Serv℠ Lubricant Analysis, a new mobile-enabled used oil analysis service. The service has been developed with a focus on the oil and gas exploration and production industry, to help identify equipment issues before they happen and avoid unscheduled equipment maintenance.
In the oil and gas sector, unscheduled downtime of critical applications can bring an entire operation to a stand-still. Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, which replaces ExxonMobil’s Signum℠ Oil Analysis, can play a vital role in helping engineers to avoid unscheduled downtime and to maintain a reliable operation. When monitored regularly, the used oil analysis programme helps to enhance equipment reliability and lubricant consumption. It can also help to extend oil drain intervals, which can help to reduce operational costs and improve safety by minimising intervention with machinery.
Designed to streamline the entire used oil analysis process from initial sample gathering to final reporting, the service leverages scan-and-go technology with QR Codes so customers can easily deliver used oil samples to ExxonMobil’s oil analysis laboratory. Customers can then access results and customised equipment recommendations on mobile or tablet devices using a cloud-based app and share it with any other parties, as needed. This benefit is particularly critical for the remote locations typical of oil and gas sites, ensuring that on-site engineers, no matter where they are operating from, have full access to their accounts.
While the new services package eliminates labels and paperwork and facilitates real-time communication of sampling scheduling and results, customers will still be able to manage and assess their reporting manually. In addition to the new, user-friendly interface, the system also offers improved response time - all to help operators protect their equipment and business.
“Taking into account the significant capital expenditure required for oil and gas operations, site managers can’t afford to not invest in leading oil condition monitoring technology,” says Ayman Ali, ExxonMobil’s industrial marketing adviser for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “The launch of this new service builds on ExxonMobil’s long tradition of providing innovative oil analysis services to companies around the world, enabling them to extend oil drain intervals and, in turn, benefit from reduced maintenance costs and improved efficiency.”
The used oil analysis programme offers an extensive analysis allowing customers to track productivity and spot typical anomalies. With 25 testing options available, users are able to pick and choose the right test package for their operation.
The new service is available now and customers previously registered to Signum will have automatically migrated to the new programme, along with their analysis history.