Energy efficiency with next gen Lubricants & Trends in Industrial Lubricants by Mr Siva Kasturi

Location and Date: 
Wednesday, 27 March, 2019, 3:00 pm, Seminar Hall, Second Floor, DESE-CESE Building


Energy efficiency is one of the most important aspirations for every end user who owns a machine either stationary rotating equipment or a vehicle. Right now, the industry accounts for almost 35% of world’s energy use. Lubricants play a critical role throughout the lifetime of equipment maintenance and operational criticality and also contribute towards the larger goal of Energy efficiency. Under today’s diverse operations where severe conditions of varied temperatures, environmental challenges, high loads including peak loading are the new norm, the equipment is even more challenged. The energy efficiency story for our lubricants is very powerful. The greatest contribution that Shell Lubricants can make to the Energy Challenge is to develop technically advanced products and services that help our customers use less energy while providing lasting protection for vehicles and machinery. Our expertise in lubricants technology and our close relationships with equipment manufacturers have enabled us to develop ‘energy-efficient’ lubricants for a wide range of industrial sectors and applications. These help customers run their machinery more efficiently with reduced energy costs and lower CO2 emissions


Siva Kasturi is the OEM Manager for Asia Pacific region for Industrial Lubricants with Shell Global Lubricants. Based out of Mumbai, Siva works closely with all the major Global OEMs based in India & Asia Pacific. Some of his key responsibility areas include sharing insights and updates with R&D teams of OEMs on the latest trends in lubricant technology, latest product and equipment specifications and liaison with key OEMs for technical specifications and recommendations. His responsibilities also include making strategic partnerships with key OEMs and Industry bodies by collaborative team leadership and prompt execution in building partnerships Siva has a diversified experience of 20+ years in maintenance, operations and TCO (Total cost of Ownership) approaches from lubrication perspective. Siva’s areas of specialization include all major industrial and Automotive Lubricants portfolio and critical applications. He is the associate member of STLE (Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers) and acts as Convener for Industry lubricants group of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Siva holds a Master’s degree in International Business and a Bachelors of Engineering degree from BITS Pilani