Tag: Marine Lubricants

Shell Marine signs fleet wide lubricants contract with CCCC Dredging
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Shell Marine signs fleet wide lubricants contract with CCCC Dredging

CCCC Dredging (Group) of China has signed a contract with Shell Marine for the supply of marine lubricants and technical services for the Chinese company’s fleet. Shell Marine will provide a comprehensive all-in-one service, reliably supplying lubricants and technical services around the clock wherever they are needed. In addition to the supply of Shell Marine’s...

Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study
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Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study

A recent publication by DNV GL that stated that a recent surge in propeller shaft bearing failures is related to the use of certain environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) has been supported by Canadian supplier and manufacturer of water lubricated stern tube bearings, Thordon Bearings. In conclusion to the first phase of an ongoing investigation, DNV...

ExxonMobil launches high-performance lubricant oil for modern gas engines
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ExxonMobil launches high-performance lubricant oil for modern gas engines

ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Pegasus 610 Ultra, a high-performance lubricant formulated for use in modern medium- and high-speed four cycle gas engines operating on fuels containing corrosive materials such as hydrogen sulphide and halogens. The oil was developed and tested in collaboration with Infinis, one of the UK’s largest renewable power generators. Landfill and biogases...

Prepare for a new normal in environmental compliance, says Castrol
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Prepare for a new normal in environmental compliance, says Castrol

Lubricants supplier Castrol has advised the shipping industry to expect a period of ‘new normal’; where continuous change in environmental compliance standards is driven by regulation, adding layers of technical complexity for owners and operators. As the industry examines its current and future fuel choices in preparation for compliance with IMO 2020, Castrol warns that...

ExxonMobil introduces 40BN cylinder oil for IMO 2020
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ExxonMobil introduces 40BN cylinder oil for IMO 2020

ExxonMobil has introduced Mobilgard 540, a 40BN cylinder oil for use with 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels that comply with the IMO’s 2020 global cap to enter into force January 1, 2020. The new cylinder oil will be offered in key locations from early September 2019 including Singapore, ARA, Fujairah, Houston, Pusan and Hong Kong....

Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution
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Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution

Oil lubricated shaft seals counterproductive to environmental legislation, says Thordon Bearings.  Thordon Bearings has found more than 100 references to “propeller shaft seal failure and oil leakage into the sea”, resulting in ocean pollution that is overlooked and needs to be addressed quickly. “Regular reports in the maritime technical press and indeed from hull repair...

EAL performance triggers update to shaft alignment rules
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EAL performance triggers update to shaft alignment rules

DNV GL will update its shaft alignment design rules to differentiate between Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) and mineral oils in stern tubes. The update, effective July 1, 2019 is based on the phase 1 findings from the joint development project (JDP) DNV GL has been running in cooperation with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian...

Chevron white paper addresses IMO 2020 cylinder oil concerns
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Chevron white paper addresses IMO 2020 cylinder oil concerns

Relying on one type of cylinder oil lubricant will become a thing of the past once the global 2020 sulphur cap enters into force, confirms Chevron Marine Lubricants in its latest white paper. The IMO’s sulphur regulation will require owners and operators to think carefully about the type of lubricant they use with their chosen...

Shell launches lubricant to support IMO 2020
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Shell launches lubricant to support IMO 2020

Shell Marine is introducing a new two-stroke engine cylinder oil designed specifically for use with engines running on 0.5 per cent sulphur content very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). The lubricant, Shell Alexia 40, has a Base Number (BN) of 40, and has been developed to optimise equipment performance and condition as shipowners and charterers...

Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent
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Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent

Chinese operator Hainan Strait Shipping has reportedly saved the equivalent of US $123,000 annually by implementing Shell Marine’s recommendations on its medium-speed engine oils. Hainan Strait Shipping switched its trunk piston engine oils to a combination of Shell Argina S3 40 and Shell Gadinia S3 40 for six RoRo ships operating in the South China...

Respol Lubricants extends partnership with Total Lubmarine
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Respol Lubricants extends partnership with Total Lubmarine

Repsol Lubricants, a member of the Total Lubmarine network since 1962 has formally committed to its relationship with Total Lubmarine for a further three years. The partnership will continue to ensure Total Lubmarine can serve its maritime and power customers in Gibraltar, Peru and Spain. The partnership aims to increase Total Lubmarine’s competitiveness in each...

ExxonMobil joins oil and gas climate initiative
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ExxonMobil joins oil and gas climate initiative

ExxonMobil, supplier of marine fuels and lubricants, is to join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary initiative that works to reduce the impact of oil and gas operations on climate change. The OGCI consists of 13 of the world’s largest oil and gas producers. ExxonMobil will expand its investment in research and...