Exxon Mobil Corporation (ticker: XOM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
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ExxonMobil Launches Integrated Lubrication Services Program to Help Optimize Plant Operations, Minimize Production Downtime
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2, 2003--ExxonMobil today
announced the launch of an new and innovative program designed to help
plant managers and engineers increase the operational efficiency of
their facilities through a fully integrated lubrication services
Integrated Lubrication Services (ILS) will provide a broad range
of lubrication maintenance services, including system start-ups and
commissioning, in-plant maintenance and outage services, and lubricant
reclamation programs. ILS builds on ExxonMobil's industrial
lubrication expertise and leverages its network of company lubrication
engineers, distributors and its strategic alliance with COT-PURITECH.
"We have listened carefully to our industrial customers and
developed a holistic program that combines our performance products
with valuable service offerings," said Elizabeth Bennett, industrial
marketing manager - Americas, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties.
"Our Integrated Lubrication Services program delivers turnkey
solutions that improve oil cleanliness, lengthen oil drain intervals,
cut unscheduled downtime, and reduce maintenance costs. In short, ILS
helps our industrial customers optimize their operations."
"To assist with ILS implementation, ExxonMobil has teamed with
COT-PURITECH to provide on-site equipment and technical services,"
said Bennett. "COT-PURITECH is one of the nation's leading providers
of lubrication maintenance services."
As part of a typical ILS project, ExxonMobil engineers work
closely with plant maintenance personnel, distributors and on-site
technicians from COT-PURITECH.
For more information about ExxonMobil's lubricants and services
call 1-800-662-4525, or to www.exxonmobil.com. To schedule your ILS
through COT-PURITECH, 1-888-478-6996.
(NOTE TO EDITORS: See attached Sidebar on ExxonMobil Integrated
Lubrication Services Program.)
EXXONMOBIL INTEGRATED LUBRICATION SERVICES PROGRAM
ExxonMobil's Integrated Lubrication Services Program features a
variety of services, such as:
Initial Fill Services: During new equipment installation, it is
not unusual for contaminants to find their way into oil circulation
systems and related piping.
These contaminants can cause serious damage once the equipment
goes on line. ILS includes lubricant delivery, flush, filtration, fill
and certification that the lubricant in the reservoir meets OEM
specifications. ExxonMobil engineers recommend the best lubricant for
Bearing and Return Line Flush: Obstructed return oil lines can
cause excessive lubricant leakage and shorten bearing life. These
obstructions are usually due to deposits from oxidation, wear and/or
external sources. ILS provides a turnkey hot oil flush of bearings and
related piping. Once flushed, ExxonMobil engineers recommend
site-specific specifications for lubricant performance and identify
service objectives to ensure optimal performance.
High Velocity Oil Flushing: Carbon and/or varnish build-up can
severely compromise equipment reliability and affect associated lube
systems. ILS provides high velocity oil flush services to help achieve
lubricant cleanliness levels required by OEMs. High velocity oil flush
services are especially useful for new turbine installations, turbine
outages, new and rebuilt hydraulic systems, stationary engines, as
well as bearing and return lines in paper machines. After flushing,
ExxonMobil engineers help identify performance objectives and
implement procedures to help ensure optimal operation.
Contamination Control Services: A leading cause of component
failure is surface degradation from contamination. Left unchecked,
contaminants can generate more contaminants resulting in even more
wear and lubricant degradation. ILS uses in-line dialysis to remove
water and solid contaminants from the lubrication system. Once
completed, ExxonMobil engineers identify systems suffering from
ongoing contamination, recommend methods for maintaining targeted
levels of oil cleanliness and assist in establishing routine equipment
Emergency Water and Particulate Removal: A sudden influx of water
or other contaminants expose equipment and production to considerable
risk. Ordinary filters are unable to address greater-than-normal
amounts of water and particulates. ILS provides immediate contaminant
removal and ExxonMobil engineers help determine the root cause of the
Leakage Oil Reclamation: Sometimes it's impractical to repair
lubricant leaks, especially when equipment is critical to ongoing
production. In those cases, leaking lubricants can be collected,
segregated, cleaned and restored to original specifications. ILS
provides on-site lubrication purification and reclamation by
COT-PURITECH technicians using the latest oil reclamation technology.
ExxonMobil engineers then identify reclamation candidates and assist
in implementing segregation and handling procedures.
Cutting and Quench Oil Reclamation: Cutting and quench oils are
sensitive to contamination and the lubricant degradation that can
result. ILS starts with the establishment of used oil collection and
segregation guidelines. The used fluid is purified on site and
assessed for continued use. ExxonMobil engineers recommend
segregation, collection and handling methods as well as establish
guidelines for measuring the fluid's stability for continued use.
In-Plant Services: ILS in-plant services include oil system
preventive maintenance, reservoir cleaning, contamination control,
initial-fill oil purification services, lubricant sampling and
trending, oil purification equipment rentals, oil system inspections
and other lubricant related services.
CONTACT: Weber Shandwick
Ansi Vallens, 212/445-8360
Media Line, 703/846-4467
SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation