With a focus on new ideas & innovations in the Bitumen Industry, Omnipotent Industries Ltd. was established in Mumbai in 2016 to carry on the existing bitumen business of Global Enterprises & it’s Organization. The group has a vast experience & expertise headed by Mr. Prince P. Shah – Founder & Executive Director of Omnipotent Industries Ltd. & who transitioned Global Enterprises, a proprietary firm into Omnipotent – A Team single headedly looking into all dimensions of Bitumen business with dedicated expertise.
Let’s understand few products of their vast range in their article as a part of our Omnipotent Industries Product Series. We shall cover the entire product portfolio in detail in our subsequent articles. This article focuses on Base Oil – one of their key products.
ABOUT BASE OILS
Base Oils are not fuels but are blendstocks which are used in making various lubricating oils which can be used in different engines and machinery. They are produced by extracting and treating high-viscosity material from narrow distillation cuts of vacuum gasoil or vacuum residues. This requires special processing through a number of different units comprising the lubes plant. Base oils are used to make products including lubricating greases, motor oil and metal processing fluids which require different compositions and properties in the oil basis the products. Liquid’s viscosity at various temperatures also plays an important part in this process.
SOURCES OF BASE OILS
Base Oil Sources can be categorized as Mineral Oil, Synthetic Oil and Vegetable Oil.
BASE OIL CHARACTERISTICS
Viscosity and viscosity index
Hydrolytic stability (water resistance)
Sulfur and saturate content
BASE OIL GROUPS
Group I is the least refined type of Base Oil which is produced by Solvent Refining consisting of conventional petroleum base oils. API defines group I as “base stocks contain less than 90 percent saturates and/or greater than 0.03 percent sulfur and have a viscosity index greater than or equal to 80 and less than 120”.
Group II is a better grade of petroleum base oil partially produced by Hydrocracking. All impurities will be removed from the oil leading to clearer color. API defines group II as “base stocks contain greater than or equal to 90 percent saturates and less than or equal to 0.03 percent sulfur and have a viscosity index greater than or equal to 80 and less than 120”.
Group III is the best grade of petroleum base oil, since they are fully produced by Hydrocracking, Hydroisomerization, and Hydrotreating, which make these oils purer.API defines group III as “base stocks contain greater than or equal to 90 percent saturates and less than or equal to 0.03 percent sulfur and have a viscosity index greater than or equal to 120”.This group may be described as Synthetic Technology oils or Hydro-Cracked Synthetic oil. However, some oil companies may call their products under this group as synthetic oil.
Group III consists of synthetic oils made of Poly-alpha-olefins (PAO) with a viscosity index range of 125 – 200. Poly-alpha-olefins (PAO) oils have a higher oxidative stability in extreme temperatures, and also have exceptionally low pour points, which makes them much more suitable for use in very cold weather (as found in northern Europe), as well as in very hot weather (as in Middle East).
Group V is any type of base oil other than mentioned in the previously defined groups. They include, among others, naphthenic oils and polyesters.
BASE OIL APPLICATIONS
- Widely used in pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive sectors
- To manufacture products including lubricating greases, motor oil and metal processing fluids
- For use in automotive, rail, and marine lubricants.
About the Company:
Main business of Omnipotent Industries is managing the import and sale of bulk and packaged bitumen, as well as other bituminous materials, across India. Omnipotent Industries Ltd provide Bitumen (Asphalt) solutions to traders, importers & manufacturing companies for road constructions & manufacturing usage. The company also imports and supplies high quality Bitumen, Bitumen Emulsions and Special Bituminous Allied Products. In addition, we are also involved in importing and distributing Bitumen at low cost. Today, Omnipotent Industries Ltd provides high quality customized solutions for Bitumen and Bituminous products. Over the years, the brand Omnipotent Industries has become Synonymous with Quality, Reliability and Cost Effectiveness. They also lease storage tanks & bulk Bitumen from Mundra & Karwar while Packed drum Bitumen from JNPT, Mumbai, Haldia & Kolkata.
With a year over year growth of over 200%, the company has established itself into the Bitumen Industry as a key player establishing a strong brand presence. The company prides itself on their values of keeping customers first and has a vision to be the number one in the segment.
Visit us at www.omnipotent.co.in or call us at 7400152424/9448281224 to know more.