Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC™ 200 Series refrigeration oils

Related product

Mobil Gargoyle™ Arctic 155 and 300 refrigeration oils

Mobil Gargoyle™ Arctic 155 and 300 are mineral oils for refrigeration compressors, primarily for living space air conditioning and food storage applications.

Learn more

Data sheets

Cruise and Ferry
Specialized Shipping
Deep Sea Shipping Industry
Inland and Coastal
Offshore Supply Vessels
Short Sea Shipping
Extended Life
Enhanced Wear Protection

Product information

Technical resources

Features and Benefits

The Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC brand of lubricants are recognised and appreciated for their innovation and outstanding performance.

Our work with equipment builders has helped confirm the results from our own laboratory tests showing the exceptional performance of the Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series lubricants. Not least among the benefits shown in work with OEMs is the superb low temperature capability providing excellent fluidity at low temperatures, as well as the resistance to viscosity loss due to refrigerant absorption under pressure, along with providing excellent bearing film thickness and shaft sealing properties. 

By its nature, the PAO base stock  used in Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series oils provides exceptional thermal/oxidative resistance critical for high temperature applications. The narrow molecular weight distribution of the PAO base stocks also minimizes volatility and can help to reduce oil carryover. Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series oils offer the following features and potential benefits:

Features Advantages and Potential Benefits
High oil film thickness in the presence of refrigerant Improved compressor protection for extended compressor life as well as better shaft sealing, reduced bearing fatigue and less unscheduled downtime
Excellent thermal/oxidative and chemical stability Long oil life and reduced frequency of drain intervals and routine maintenance

Reduced lacquer and deposit formation
Low volatility Viscosity remains consistent with reduced oil consumption
High Viscosity Index and wax-free Excellent low temperature fluidity, no waxy deposits and improved evaporator efficiency
Low traction coefficient Potential for improved system efficiency and reduced power consumption
Seal compatibility Long seal life, reduced shaft seal leakage


Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series are fully synthetic lubricants specifically designed for use in refrigeration compressors and heat pumps.

Application Considerations: While Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series are compatible with mineral oil products, a mixture will detract from their performance.  Systems should be thoroughly flushed and cleaned when replacing a mineral product with a Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series product. In the case of R22 refrigerants, guidance from the supplier of the refrigeration unit must always be sought to ensure compressor operation is suitable for efficient separation of the oil and refrigerant.

Typical applications are indicated below:

  • Commercial, industrial, heat pump applications and marine refrigeration systems
  • Commercial, industrial and residential heat pump applications
  • Recommended for both reciprocating and rotary compressor designs
  • Recommended for use with the following refrigerants: Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide

Specifications and Approvals

Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series meets or exceeds the requirements of: 224 226E 228 230 234
FDA 21 CFR 178.3570 X X X X X
Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series is registered to the requirements of: 224 226E 228 230 234
NSF Registration Number 123194 133449 138669 123197 123198

Typical Properties

Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC 200 Series 224 226E 228 230 234
ISO Viscosity Grade -- 68 100 220 --
Copper Strip Corrosion, ASTM D 130,3 hrs @ 100º C 1A 1A 1A 1A 1A
Viscosity, ASTM D 445

cSt @ 40º C 29.0 69.0 97 220 399
cSt @ 100º C 5.6 10.1 13.7 25.0 40.0
Viscosity Index, ASTM D 2270 132 136 147 149 150
Pour Point, ºC, ASTM D 97 ‹-54 -50 -45 -39 -39
Flash Point, ºC, ASTM D 92 230 266 255 260 280
Specific Gravity15º C /15º C ASMT D 1298 0.82 0.83 0.84 0.85 0.85
Foam Test, ASTM D 892, Seq ITendency / Stability, ml/ml 10/0 10/0 10/0 10/0 10/0
  • Ports directory

    Use the lubricants ports and services directory to view our offer.

  • Synthetic marine lubricants

    ExxonMobil synthetic marine lubricants offer superior protection and performance along with longer oil and equipment life.

  • Mobil Serv℠ Lubricant Analysis

    This state-of- the-art programme helps you prolong engine life, avoid unscheduled downtime and maintain equipment reliability.