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Ep #5 – The Importance And Sustainability Of Industrial Lubricants

March 17, 2022
Benjamin Ringrose
Modern society is dependent on a range of crucial lubricants that are never seen but keep everything moving. In Europe alone, an average of around 5 million tonnes of lubricants are consumed every year. They are a requirement to keep everything where there is relative motion functioning but they also face challenges with regards to regulations, sustainability and innovation. 

Episode Contents
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» 00:20 | Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
» 02:00 | Can you tell us a bit about lubricants and why they are so important?
» 04:47 | How come we do not hear more about lubricants?
» 09:15 | Can you talk about how Covid-19 has impacted the lubricants sector?
» 14:40 | What is the long-term impact of climate change policy and indeed the rise of EVs on the lubricants industry?
» 19:32 | How are businesses meeting the current challenges of lubricants and their applications?
» 22:10 | Are you confident that there are enough high-quality people to develop the innovations required for the industry?

 
About the Episode: This episode explores the industry that keeps society moving – lubricants. A leading Pangea SI Lubricants Expert who has many years of industry experience. The episode delves into the lubricants sector, why they are so crucial, their sustainability, the impacts of climate change policies and much more. This sector is vital for a functioning society but has challenges to overcome. Be sure to listen to this episode to get your full understanding of the subject.

About the Pangea SI Expert: This Pangea SI market-embedded expert has been specialising in the lubricants sector for multiple years. They have experience working at large companies such as ExxonMobil, where they helped commercial customers and offered engineering solutions relating to lubricants. They know the sector from both a technical and strategic position and understand the requirements and challenges the sector currently faces.

“Anywhere where there’s relative motion, you will find some kind of lubricant. Lubricants are the sole thing that protects that machine from destruction. They are a very highly engineered product and there’s a lot of fluid dynamics and chemistry that goes into engineering them. A study in 2016 showed that 27% of all the energy that’s produced around the world gets lost to frictional contacts, that is how important they are.”

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Expert Bio:
This Pangea SI market-embedded expert has been specialising in the lubricants sector for multiple years. They have experience working at large companies such as ExxonMobil, where they helped commercial customers and offered engineering solutions relating to lubricants. They know the sector from both a technical and strategic position and understand the requirements and challenges the sector is currently facing.

Key Achievements:

Helped businesses uncover unrealized value in their businesses through development of engineering solutions.

Developed engineering proposals for customers that have delivered USD >$14MUSD in value.

Grew sales by more than 4 million litres per year.

Designed, planned and executed $1.6B project delivering high complexity, remote, big bore gas development wells.

Relevant Educational Background:
– Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering & Bachelor of Science from University of New South Wales.

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