|Shell Torcula Oils have been developed to meet the special lubrication requirements
of all percussion type pneumatic tools, including those subjected to the most
arduous conditions. They are based on a blend of highly refined mineral oils and
selected additives chosen for their ability to maintain high oil film strength and
effectively lubricate the demanding requirements of pneumatic drill impact
* Percussion type pneumatic tools, including * Good low temperature fluidity
those used for rock drilling Remains mobile at low temperatures and resist
oil build-up in areas cooled by rapid air
* Oil mist lubrication systems and air tools expansion.
* Air tools * Excellent corrosion protection
* Gear and bearing lubrication systems subject Provide high levels of corrosion protection even
under severe water wash conditions.
to water ingress
Specification and Approvals
Advice on applications not covered in this leaflet may
Approved by Gardner-Denver and other
be obtained from your Shell representative.
pneumatic tool manufacturers
Performance Features and Benefits
Health and Safety
* Excellent lubrication performance and anti- Guidance on Health and Safety are available on
wear properties the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet, which
Developed to provide excellent lubricity and anti- can be obtained from your Shell representative.
wear properties to protect percussion tools
Protect the environment
including rockdrills operating under arduous Take used oil to an authorized collection point. Do
conditions. not discharge into drains, soil or water.
* Good thermal and oxidation stability
Resists sludge and deposit formation in critical
areas of air driven tools where elevated
temperatures are found.
Typical Physical Characteristics
Torcula 32 68 100 150 220 320 460
ISO Viscosity Grade ISO 3448 32 68 100 150 220 320 460
Kinematic Viscosity ISO 3104
at 40°C mm /s 32 68 100 150 220 320 460
at 100°C mm /s 5.4 8.8 11.8 15.4 19.2 25.0 30.8
Viscosity Index ISO 2909 102 104 107 103 100 100 100
Flash Point COC °C ISO 2592 208 215 232 249 260 258 265
Pour Point °C ISO 3016 -30 -30 -30 -24 -21 -15 -12
Density at 15°C kg/m3 ISO 12185 873 887 895 896 899 903 904
These characteristics are typical of current production. Whilst future production will conform
to Shell's specification, variations in these characteristics may occur