MENTUM can advise at lubricant consolidation, handling and shelf life for maximising the time lubricants can be stored and to retain their original performance for as long as possible.
In the interest of reducing purchasing costs and streamlining storage and handling, many workshops avoid the importance of proper lubricant handling. Though lubricants are designed to retain their original product performance within reasonable storage periods, many factors can affect their shelf life and suitability for use. Alongside the aforementioned, many of these workshops use only one type of oil, for cost saving purposes, for the majority of vehicles. This is especially dangerous as quite many specifications are mutually exclusive, some are meant to be used only in certain type of applications and some are even backwards incompatible.
When lubricant consolidation is in due it can be difficult to make decisions based solely on their viscosity or product names, but when considering key performance characteristics of lubricants, the consolidation efforts can be clearer and easier. Along with the potential for benefits and savings of lubricant consolidation, there are also many real risks and concerns. Most of these are associated with cutting corners and failing to do proper lubrication engineering. This can be avoided by making technically sound decisions with the support and advice of qualified lubrication advisors.
MENTUM has rigorous standards and processes to ensure that products delivered by us maintain their quality levels received from point of blending through delivery to Customers. MENTUM expect equal rigor be taken to assure product quality is maintained through to final sale. That way, we can protect workshops, mechanics and end users by confirming that products being sold are genuinely fit for the purpose of claim.