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The Benefits of Gas-to-Liquid Technology

Base oils account for approximately 75%-90% of a finished lubricant’s volume and have a tremendous impact on the performance of the product. For the last 45 years, Shell has conducted research and development for its gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology. Throughout the development process, the technology has been optimized to create high-quality base oils for lubricants and…
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April 2019 Newsletter

This month's newsletter includes an important industry update regarding price, details on the Switch to Shell program running until December 31, 2019, a new product added to Shell's Gadus line and much more.
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The 411 on 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluids

Did you know that tractor hydraulic fluids (THF) labeled with the "303" designation have been obsolete since 1974? Though the "303" designation was discontinued more than 40 years ago, "303 THF" is still on the market and oftentimes promoted under misleading claims. In a report from the Petroleum Quality Institute of America, 91% of examined…
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The Importance of Oil Analysis

By Myles Pryor One of the most important aspects of lubrication and preventive maintenance of rotating equipment is oil analysis. An effective lubrication program with oil analysis can provide longer equipment life, detect early signs of contamination and degradation, reduce equipment downtime and ultimately save you money. Oil contamination is one of the greatest factors…
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