Many potato chip manufacturers in Germany run their plants on Mobil NSF

H1-registered heat transfer oils German potato chip manufacturers switch to Mobil Cibus 32 HT to extend oil drain intervals and reduce unscheduled downtime

Mobil SHC Cibus HT success in Germany supports sector shift to fully synthetic NSF H1  and HT-1 lubricants

Mobil SHC Cibus lubricants are designed to offer food and beverage processors a competitive advantage in their operations

Belgium, Brussels – Mobil SHC Cibus 32 HT, a synthetic NSF H1 and HT-1-registered heat transfer oil, is now the product of choice for many potato chip manufacturers across Germany. This high performance oil is part of the Mobil SHC Cibus series, designed to enhance equipment efficiency and contribute to productivity maximization across food and beverage processing companies worldwide.

“Mobil SHC Cibus 32 HT is part of the premium range of food machinery lubricants designed to offer food and beverage processors a competitive advantage in their operations,” said Joerg Lieder, industrial sales manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. “The Mobil SHC Cibus range has been developed based on our vast expertise of industrial lubricants and their applications. The fact this product has been so successful in Germany is further proof of our commitment to develop lubrication solutions that help customers boost productivity while also complying with strict food machinery lubrication standards.”

Mobil SHC Cibus 32 HT is recommended for closed heating and cooling systems in a wide range of food processing applications where a NSF H1 and HT-1 registered food machinery lubricant is required. It has been designed to have good heat transfer properties such as specific heat and high thermal conductivity that help provide rapid heat dissipation that can lead to increased efficiency of the whole system. The lubricant also demonstrates good fluidity at low temperatures leading to easier start-up at cold ambient temperatures.

The heat transfer oil has a proven track record in the field. For example, one German potato chip manufacturer turned to ExxonMobil and Mobil SHC Cibus 32 HT when its heat transfer system was due an oil change. Following a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) analysis conducted alongside ExxonMobil, a NSF H1 lubricant was specified since contamination of foodstuffs by the heat transfer oil could not be excluded.

Based on the operating conditions, which required a heat transfer oil to operate effectively at temperatures close to 300°C as well as complying with NSF H1 lubricant standards, ExxonMobil recommended the use of Mobil SHC Cibus 32 HT. ExxonMobil supported the oil change by flushing the 40,000-litre system within just 72 hours using a special cleaning agent. The system has been running trouble free since switching to Mobil SHC Cibus 32 HT. Other potato chip manufacturers in Germany have also experienced the benefits of switching to this high performance NSF HT-1 registered heat transfer oil.

For more information about Mobil SHC Cibus 32 HT or other Mobil-branded lubricants and services for the food processing industry, please contact the ExxonMobil Lubricants Technical Help Desk on [email protected] or +420 221 456 426, or visit our food processing sector pages on

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