A hydraulic lubricant for Arctic seasons

To keep a key customers excavators operating 24/7 in the Arctic Circle, Shell combined physics, chemistry and mechanical engineering to find a solution. Mark Draper explains how

A hydraulic lubricant for Arctic seasons A hydraulic lubricant for Arctic seasons A hydraulic lubricant for Arctic seasons A hydraulic lubricant for Arctic seasons A hydraulic lubricant for Arctic seasons

One of the most unusual challenges that Shell Lubricants has been set was to develop a hydraulic fluid that would enable the world’s largest mining excavators to start at temperatures as low as -50C.