Across the industrial sector, we work with businesses to overcome challenges and develop solutions to new problems. Here’s how we help make it happen.
Castrol has worked with Renault Sport F1 for 2 years supplying Hysol XBB and Tribol to help translate marginal gains during the manufacturing process into increased performance on the track.
Ultimately, the ambition of the Renault Sport F1 team is to win championships. Together, Castrol and Renault are racing ahead to achieve that goal by translating technological and product innovations on the factory floor into success on the track.
Working with Renault to optmise lubricant efficiency, stability, and performance in the manufacturing process was critical in doing that.
While Renault’s ambition is to win the world championship, Castrol’s ambition is to give Renault a leading edge by improving the way they manufacture vital components for the F1 car.
Unearthing the marginal gains needed in the factory to achieve the marginal gains on the track is the focus of the Renault Sport F1 team and Castrol partnership. For example, in the machine shop where many car components are manufactured, the ability to speed this process up and get those components to the track quicker than ever before enables Renault to have an edge in their performance.
Castrol has been providing gear oils to the wind sector since the early ‘80s, and has played a crucial role in helping it to become the $94.5bn market it is today. And the key to that success has been a stringent focus on research, development, and becoming fully immersed in the wind industry.
The renewables market is only going to grow as companies and countries move away from fossil fuels, and the speed of that growth will owe a lot to wringing efficiencies out of renewable technologies wherever possible.
That’s where Castrol comes in.
Castrol is passionate about harnessing its relationships with customers, distributors, employees, investors and original equipment manufacturers to figure out the wind sector’s key challenges so that we can come up with the most viable and effective solutions.
Castrol’s research into gear oils revolves around the following core aims:
With the industry continually evolving, it is essential that Castrol designs products that are not only capable of delivering optimal performance today, but can increase the effectiveness of wind technologies going forward.
Much of Castrol’s research in this area has been to understand the value of Optigear Synthetic X, and to discover exactly how it benefits wind turbine operators.
Through the use of a highly accelerated life test (HALT), which can accurately predict a product’s lifespan and its long-term performance levels, it was discovered that Optigear Synthetic X could improve turbine performance by as much as 1% when compared to the nearest competitor.
The true value of any product or solution can only be determined when put into a real-life scenario. By working with a large customer, it was quickly established that by using Optigear Synthetic X, wind turbine operators could see savings of as much as $3,700 per year, per turbine.
As part of Castrol’s dedication to taking a more environmentally-conscious approach to all aspects of its operations, all gear oils are now carbon neutral.
The green revolution is going to continue in the years and decades to come, and Castrol is dedicated to being at the centre of the global shift towards greener, more renewable energy production.