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ExxonMobil launches used oil analysis service

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ExxonMobil has launched a marine used oil analysis service, Mobil ServSM Lubricant Analysis, to replace its used oil analysis program, SignumSM. This mobile-enabled used oil analysis service monitors oil condition and assesses equipment health. Regular analysis can help operators identify trends to enhance equipment reliability and avoid unscheduled downtime.

ExxonMobil’s service can help prolong engine and equipment life by assessing oil condition and helping operators identify issues before they happen. It can provide data and reporting on key equipment such as the stern tube, main engine bearings, generators and other auxiliary equipment. 

This can allow a ship owner to avoid opening up equipment for unnecessary inspection when the oil analysis report indicates no serious alerts within the operating period. This delivers additional cost avoidance on top of the prolonged engine and equipment life that can be achieved.

To eliminate labels and paperwork the new service features scan-and-go technology. Operators simply scan the QR code (barcode) of the sample point and bottle, enter the sample information and submit the sample. Operators then receive an informative report on the condition of equipment and lubricants with tailored advice to help inform maintenance schedules and understand data trends. The service offers mobile access enabling operators to view data and results wherever needed.

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