Lubricant consumption in Turkey increased by more than 11 percent, and we ended the year with an increase in lubricant exports
We are starting the first issue of 2022 with SGS. Oil analysis provides many benefits in every sense. Regular oil analyzes provide information about the condition of both the oil and the machine. Thus, oil changes can be planned at optimum intervals, oil-related failures can be prevented, any malfunction occurring in the machine can be detected, possible risks can be predicted. All of these provide time and cost advantages. It is even more important for hard-to-reach equipment such as wind turbines or machinery used in offshore operations.
Lubricant consumption in Turkey increased by more than 11 percent, and we ended the year with an increase in lubricant exports. Spindle oil, light neutral, heavy neutral, bright stock, waste oils, and prepared additives had the highest increase rate in Turkey’s exports last year.
For fleets with high lubricant consumption, the technical characteristics of the oil they use are of great importance. By choosing the right lubricant, significant fuel savings can be achieved and engine failures can be minimized. Lubrizol emphasizes that fleets do not pay enough attention to FA-4 certified lubricants and lists the benefits that can be gained if this mindset is changed.
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