Mining workers and mining industry equipment

Lubricants for Mining

Empowering productive, sustainable, and safe mining operations.

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Reducing Total Cost of Ownership in Mining & Quarrying

Realise the tangible business benefits of investing in proper lubrication.

Optimising Mining Equipment Profitability: Barriers and Opportunities

When it comes to maximising the potential of new equipment, don’t fall foul of these obstacles.

Supporting Nevada Mining Industry with Global Expertise & Local Understanding

See how a new Lubricants Distribution Hub in Winnemucca enabled Shell to provide rapid support to local mining companies.

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Heavy-duty diesel engines

Extract Value from Your Engine Oil

Soot accumulation is a daily hazard on mine sites, leading to oil thickening and abrasive wear. Extended idling only increases the risks, so high-quality synthetic engine oils with the right base oil and additive technology help to maintain performance.

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Hydraulic systems

Don’t Let Conditions Limit Your Hydraulics

The power and efficiency of your hydraulic system can be affected by the extreme temperatures present in mining operations. The right oil with a high viscosity index will reduce your system’s operating temperature and enable optimum hydraulic power.

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Open Gears

Gear Up for Greater Contamination Control

Temperatures, pressures, shock. Open gears are at the mercy of their environment, with contamination posing a significant challenge. Oil must be equipped with the suitable viscosity, pumpability and durability to operate effectively under the most extreme conditions.

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Industrial gearboxes

Grow Your Business with Synthetic Oils

While efficiency has always been king for mine sites, sustainability is a growing consideration. Ineffective gearboxes can contribute to excessive electricity consumption and waste disposal. High-performing synthetic oils can last twice as long, extending your oil-drain intervals and unlocking efficiencies.

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Heavy duty engine oils

Our scientists developed Shell Rimula heavy-duty diesel engine oils, designed to protect your engine, helping you lower maintenance.

Hydraulic Oils

High-performance hydraulic fluids, formulated with ashless technology, to provide excellent viscosity control and protection under severe operating conditions.

Transmission Oils

The Shell Spirax range of axle, gear and automatic transmission lubricants has been developed to provide choice when selecting the right oil that will deliver optimum value to their operations.

Gear Oils

Designed to protect your grinding mills, open gears and industrial gearboxes operating under demanding high-load and extended-duty applications.

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