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Achieve Operational Excellence through Lubricant Upgrades

REVOLUTION OIL- Press Release & Advert was featured in African Petrochemicals July/August Edition 15.4-  http://epaper.africanpetrochemicals.co.za/


I sit down with Nicolas Georghiou, CEO at Revolution Synthetic Oil, for a Q&A so he can tell us about his exciting and new Ultra-Performance Synthetic Lubricants. Lubricants, which he says, will significantly reduce your cost and need for maintenance.

Q: So Nicolas, what can you tell us about your lubricants, what makes them special?

A: First of all Richard, thank you for this, it’s a real privilege to be associated with this publication. Well, regarding our lubricants there are many reasons for its improved performance when compared to other products mineral or synthetic, one of the reasons is because it is a synthetic oil and the other reason is due to the unique and proprietary additive technology that we incorporate into our formulations.

Q: Well that is great Nic, can I call you Nic? So tell me, why go this route, why develop such a product?

A: Haha, you most certainly can. The reason for this is because most lubricants now days simply don’t perform, we are placing progressively higher demands on equipment and at the same time trying to become more and more efficient all while cutting costs. Our lubricants can fill all these criteria.

Q: How are your lubricants able to do this?

A: Well that is really simple, we reduce your cost of maintenance by reducing your need for maintenance and we do this by replacing something you already buy and use with something of a much higher quality.

Q: So why not any synthetic oil? Why Revolution Synthetic Oil?

A: Unlike other lubricants, synthetic or mineral, we don’t make use of generic additive chemistry. Each of our additives has been hand-picked to provide the user with greatly improved performance. To add a further point, if you are going to invest money on purchasing a synthetic oil why not buy the best one available?

Q: I take it your products are quite expensive, what sort of return would one expect when using your lubricants?

A: Well Richard, when you look at the whole picture you will see that the conventional lubricant, mineral or synthetic, is the expensive one. Our lubricants in fact have the lowest cost of ownership when compared to other similar products.

Q: Really, how so?

A: This is also quite simple, when one starts to add up the costs of a poor lubricant they will quickly see what the real cost of their lubricants are… did you know that a staggering 53% of all bearing failures are related to inadequate or contaminated lubricants? Not many people know that. One would also need to consider production losses, labour for equipment repair, etc, etc but to answer your previous question, you could expect savings of 30% on maintenance costs and 3% on energy costs alone. Then there are of course other benefits further down the line as a result, like reduced safety incident due to machine repair for example.

Q: Those are really bold claims, give us some success stories, some real examples?

A: Well it will be difficult without mentioning any names but I will try, we mostly focus our attention on the petrochemical industry where there are harsh and extreme environments, one example I can give relates to a Pump, where the bearings were operating at 83°C, the engineering team at the time  had to do something and there were two options available, undertake expensive and elaborate modifications to improve cooling to the pump or go with our recommendation which was to upgrade the lubricant to one of our flagship products “Revosyn XP”, it’s quite obvious which solution they would go for. In short, simply upgrading the lubricant to our product reduced bearing temperatures by 8°C from 83°C to 75°C, which was more or less what they were expecting to gain by going with the other option, the expensive modification.

Q: That’s impressive Nic, so where can people use your products, in what sort of equipment?

A: Our products can be used in almost all rotating equipment from pumps, turbines, compressors, gears and even air tools.

Q: And lastly, where can people buy your products?

A: We have an extensive partner network which covers most if not all of South Africa. If prospective customers could just call our office on 011 024 6434 or email us at info@revolutionoil.co.za we will be glad to point them in the right direction.


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