Use our 360° Application Guide to get closer to how we are improving
energy efficiency and enhancing equipment protection through
Welcome to our virtual stationary gas engine operational scene:
Powering productivity for stationary gas engine operators.
Explore the stationary gas engine hotspots where choosing the right
gas-engine oils can help to increase productivity and reduce total
cost of ownership through enhanced wear protection, long oil life
and high system efficiency.
Navigating the tool is simple on either desktop or mobile:
On the initial screen, click/tap and hold to rotate your view
Click/tap on the labelled hotspots to zoom in for more detail
Scroll up and down (or pinch the screen with two fingers) to
zoom in and out from the hotspots
Click/tap and hold to rotate your view when zoomed into a
Zoom out from a hotspot to return to the initial screen
Click ‘Start’ to begin the experience!
Please note,this tool is for illustrative purposes only. The size, layout and
detail of the equipment, machinery and processes displayed may not
show a 100% accurate representation relative to each stationary
gas engine set-up.
Crankshaft: Providing protection in demanding conditions
Designed to convert huge amounts of piston power into energy for the
machines connected to it, the crankshaft of a stationary gas engine
is a vital component that needs to work continually under high
The more powerful the engine, the more extreme the operating
conditions – and without the right protection, the crankshaft is
vulnerable to wear and the risk of unplanned downtime.
The Shell Mysella range of gas-engine oils are designed to deliver
enhanced wear protection – keeping your equipment running smoothly
even in the harshest conditions. With long oil life and high system
efficiency, they help to improve reliability, reduce downtime, and
lower your total cost of ownership.
Piston: Powering productivity with longer oil life
As the parts of the engine placed under the most mechanical and
thermal stress, pistons are often the first component to fail. This
means they need long-lasting and effective lubrication to protect
them from the extreme pressure they operate under.
Shell Mysella S7 N Ultra provides that protection with an extended
oil life of up to double the length of last-generation premium
engine oils, largely due to improved oxidation resistance.
Meanwhile, day-to-day operation is boosted by excellent piston
groove and ring deposit control, which prevents scuffing of the
cylinder liners and protects engine efficiency.
Cylinder Heads: Reducing downtime with wear protection
Over time, the operation of an engine leads to the build-up of
deposits across components – making them more vulnerable to wear and
putting them at risk of failure. This then leads to reduced
productivity, with operators unable to predict and schedule
efficient maintenance intervals.
Containing more moving parts than any other part of the engine,
cylinder heads need to be protected from wear – enabling them to
retain their shape in the face of huge pressures and high
The Shell Mysella range of gas-engine oils is engineered to prevent
unplanned downtime and reduce the need to replace components – even
in severe conditions with extreme temperatures and pressures. They
minimise deposit build-up to maintain the highest efficiency
possible and guard cylinder head valves and valve trains against
wear and recession, thanks in part to ash levels that are suited to
a lower oil consumption environment.
Big End Bearing Shells: Improving total cost of ownership with
Bearing shells might be small, but they play a vital role in keeping
the rest of a stationary gas engine running. So, if they become
worn, they can seriously undermine engine operation – leading to
over-heating, wear on other components, and potentially failure of
the engine itself.
The Shell Mysella range of gas-engine oils is designed to protect
bearing shells and other components from wear and failure – helping
them to operate at peak efficiency. This not only reduces downtime
to increase productivity but also lowers the risk of having to
replace expensive engine equipment, lowering the total cost of
Engine: Maximising power production to meet demand
With tightening emission regulations and growing customer demands,
power producers are looking to improve efficiency, increase fuel
economy, and reduce their operating costs. To achieve this, they
must maintain the reliability of their equipment and prevent
unexpected maintenance costs.
The Shell Argina and Shell Gadinia ranges of engine oils help to
optimise medium-speed diesel and heavy-fuel engine operations –
improving efficiency to increase fuel economy and lower emissions.
Protecting components from deposits, wear and corrosion, they help
prevent unplanned downtime, driving performance and meeting the
power needs of their customers.
With the rising demand for global power resulting in more powerful
engines – and more extreme operating conditions – the Mysella range
of engine oils is designed to withstand higher stress even at lower
oil consumption levels. For stationary gas engines, this means
enhanced wear protection, long oil life and high system efficiency –
all of which combine to generate the power needed to keep the lights
Recommended product: Shell Argina, Shell Gadinia and Shell Mysella
Shell Lubricant Services: Optimising lubrication to extend equipment
As well as protecting components to reduce downtime and extend
equipment life, it is important to understand how you can monitor
and improve the efficiency of your lubricants. This helps you to
maintain productivity, lower consumption, and reduce maintenance
Using our expertise in lubrication services, we can advise on every
aspect of product management; helping you to identify potential
problems, comply with environmental standards, and find hidden
efficiencies you did not know existed.
Our Services include:
Shell LubeAnalyst – get a health check for your
lubricants and equipment with our oil condition monitoring service
that helps you spot potential issues before they become critical.
Shell LubeOptimiser – improve your lubrication
performance and avoid unseen disruptions with expert on-site
support for filtration, water removal, and varnish removal to help
you extend oil life.