Exxon launches new lab in China

A new lubes laboratory shows US major ExxonMobil's commitment to the Asia Pacific region.

Signum analyst

A Signum analyst at work Image: Signum

The oil giant has opened its new Asia Pacific Signum Laboratory at the ExxonMobil Shanghai Technology Center, its first in the region. The new facility will focus on high quality oil analysis to help Asia Pacific customers improve equipment performance.

Darrin Talley, vice president of marketing at ExxonMobil Fuels, claims the laboratory will help the US firm improve its technology footprint in China and the Asia Pacific region, where demand for higher quality oils is increasing.

“More and more customers are requesting superior oil analysis to improve productivity and reduce downtime”, claims Talley. “The new Signum Laboratory will help meet customers’ requests quickly through technical application expertise.”

Signum is ExxonMobil’s trademark oil analysis program, which is designed to evaluate the condition of in-service lubricants, thereby gauging the health of a machine.