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Hi, I'm Rob. Technical Oils & Lubricants Engineer at TDX, New Zealand's distributor for Shell Lubricants.

I help customers select the best oils and lubricants for their machinery and equipment. In these videos I'm going to be talking to you about a range of topics to give you a better understanding of how they work, and why they're so important!

Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil

Rob gives us the rundown on Shell Rimula diesel engine oils.

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Sustainability

Lubricants are an important part of sustainability because they protect equipment and improve efficiency. Rob talks us through the advances in Shell product technology and how TDX are involved in the waste lubricant container product stewardship scheme.

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What do SAE grades mean?

What do the numbers at the end of oil names mean? Rob gives us the rundown on SAE grades, and what they tell us about the oil.

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What does API SP mean?

What does API SP mean, and in which applications should an API SP product be used? Rob answers these questions and more in this episode.

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Synthetic Oils

What are synthetic oils and when should they be used?

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Oil Condition Monitoring

What is oil condition monitoring & why you should take regular oil samples.

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Grease

What is grease, what it is made up of, what is its purpose and why is it so important to choose the right grease for the application.

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Lubricant Program

The importance of having a good lubrication program to back up your product portfolio for your application.

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Engine protection

How does oil protect your engine, what are its main functions and what makes a good engine oil.

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Lubricant Viscosity

Viscosity is one of the most crucial factors to consider when choosing a lubricant. But what exactly is it, and why is it so important to get it right?

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