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ExxonMobil recently opened a new oil analysis laboratory at its Shanghai Technology Center in China. The new laboratory is the company’s first in the Asia Pacific region.
Signum, ExxonMobil’s oil analysis program, is designed specifically to help evaluate the condition of in-service lubricants. It offers a quick and non-invasive way to gauge the health of a machine and help achieve optimum performance.
“The new Signum Laboratory at the Shanghai Technology Center extends ExxonMobil’s technology footprint in China and the Asia Pacific region, and enables us to better support customers in the region,” said Darrin Talley, ExxonMobil’s vice president of marketing. “With the Mobil-branded lubricant business growing steadily in China and the Asia Pacific region, more and more customers are requesting superior oil analysis to improve productivity and reduce downtime.”
ExxonMobil has full control of the laboratory operations, quality assurance, data integrity, equipment reliability and safety standards. The lab provides access to the company’s centralized database of oil analysis results and is capable of handling several hundred analyses a day. The lab then generates a comprehensive analysis report for most client applications in 24 to 48 hours after sample reception.
“The decision to operate our own lab at the Shanghai Technology Center is a key strategy for us,” said W. Berlin Genetti, ExxonMobil’s global lab operations manager. “By integrating this wealth of information, we are now able to provide an even more comprehensive level of service to our customers in this fast-growing and important market.”
ExxonMobil will also be relocating its Lubes Technical Help Desk to the Shanghai Technology Center and is planning additional testing capabilities to enhance lube application expertise and to support collaborative programs with manufacturers and local universities.
In addition, ExxonMobil is expanding the lubricants blending plant in Tianjin to meet China’s growing demand for Mobil-branded lubricants. The Tianjin expansion is currently underway and is expected to be completed in late 2013.
For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com.