Evaluation of Oil / Tribology as a Measure of Energy and Cost Saving at SSGC, Pakistan
Keywords:Cost Saving, Equipment, Lubricants, Machineries, Maintenance, Oil Tribology, Vehicles
Lubrication is the essence of maintenance for Equipment and Machineries. Proper maintenance can enhance the life span of equipment; decrease the cost of failure, energy consumption, and breakdown time resulting in increase of production. Lubricants being used currently at Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL) were adopted several years ago and require replacing at intervals of 250 Hrs / 3000 KMs. Lubricants offered in today’s market offer much greater maintenance intervals which will result in reduced maintenance associated costs and better equipment life. This research is aimed at deriving a tribology of different lubricants offered in today’s market and find the optimum lubricant and estimate cost benefits for Machines, Equipment and Vehicles (MEVs) at SSGCL. The research was performed at Base Camp, Khadeji, SSGCL. Obtained results show that the newly selected Lubricant increases the maintenance intervals up-to 750 Hrs / 9000 KMs. The costs associated to maintenance were decreased 3 folds and the energy consumption was significantly reduced.