White paper looks at IMO sulfur cap and cylinder lubricantsWritten by Nick Blenkey
“The use of one type of fuel oil by the majority of the global fleet accompanied by one type of lubricant will soon become a thing of the past,” says a new white paper just released by Chevron Marine Lubricants entitled “The 2020 Global Sulfur Cap and the role of cylinder oil lubricants.”
Regardless of the IMO 2020 compliance route chosen, bunkering low sulfur fuel alternatives—versus installation of scrubbers on board—impacts cylinder oil lubricant use, says the white paper, adding that in the post-2020 industry, the role of the cylinder oil lubricant will become ever more crucial in protecting the engine
Optimal lubricant use is highly dependent on fuel sulfur content. A diversified marine fuel mix demands tailoring lubricant selection to fuel sulfur content to ensure compatibility with fuels bunkered across a fleet.
Chevron is a leader in providing complete and reliable lubrication solutions for ships using virtually any fuel type. Its new full range of Taro Ultra cylinder lubricants, from the low 25 BN Taro Ultra 25 to the 140 BN Taro Ultra 140, offers solutions for the operating requirements of today, and tomorrow.
Alongside the use of Chevron’s Taro Ultra cylinder lubricants, Chevron’s DOT.FAST service is used to optimize engine lubrication and manage feedrates. DOT.FAST provides both on-board and onshore analysis of drip oil giving an accurate measurement of total iron wear, including corrosive wear. It combines both a drip oil analyzer for iron wear and a BN tester.
“As an industry leader with one of the best supply networks in the world and a full range of products to meet the diverse range of needs of both today and tomorrow, Chevron remains committed to providing reliable solutions for the marine fuels of the future,” says Ian Thurloway, Brand and Marketing Manager for Chevron Marine Lubricants. “To meet the uncertain demands of 2020, Chevron’s global supply network has been further strengthened to provide a robust, flexible and agile model to ensure supply in a changing landscape. From ship visits to FAST and DOT.FAST fluid analysis, Chevron’s world-class technical support team hold the expertise to help you transition to 2020.”
Download the white paper HERE