A Turbine Grease for Lower Temperatures

New synthetic grease protects wind-turbine bearings from extreme temperature conditions.


ExxonMobil has developed Mobil SHC™ Grease 102 WT, a synthetic wind-turbine grease that can protect pitch, yaw, and generator bearings from extreme temperature conditions as high as 248 degrees F (120 degrees C) to as low as minus-58 degrees F (minus-50 degrees C).

Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT helps meet the industry need for extreme low temperature grease. While comparable high performance greases will face solidification challenges at minus-22 degrees F (minus-30 degrees C), Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT enables performance at even lower temperatures.

“Extreme cold temperatures commonly occur in many places that also have high wind-energy potential,” said Greg Engel, global grease and services marketing manager at ExxonMobil. “In places like northern Asia, Scandinavia, the northern United States, and Canada, high wind conditions make protecting wind-turbine equipment challenging.”

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“With Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT, operators can keep turbines running in these extreme conditions, helping them minimize downtime and reduce maintenance costs,” Engel said.

Along with its low temperature performance, test results show that Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT can deliver a range of other performance benefits. These include enhanced bearing life, long lubrication intervals, outstanding mechanical stability, and high levels of water resistance.

Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT is part of a family of Mobil-branded lubricants chosen by many of the leading wind-turbine operators worldwide for their outstanding performance and dependability.

ExxonMobil’s global supply reliability enables wind customers to get best-in-class lubrication solutions where and when they need them and its globally consistent product offer helps to ensure operators meet all international standards and product integrity requirements.

ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest suppliers and marketers of fuels, lubricants, and specialties, including lubricant base stocks, waxes, and asphalt. Tracing its lubricants history to the Vacuum Oil Company, formed in 1866 and acquired in 1879, ExxonMobil has been at the forefront of lubricant technology innovation for more than 150 years. Its breakthrough products have helped to power some of mankind’s greatest technological feats, including the first gasoline-powered automobile, the first electric generating system, the first powered flight, and the first space shuttle launch. Today, ExxonMobil continues to develop new lubrication solutions for tomorrow’s machinery. 

For more information about Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT, go to mobil.com/industrial.