A pioneer of the single cylinder oil concept, Total Lubmarine revolutionized the marine lubricants industry in 2007 when its Talusia Universal oil was widely adopted by ship operators looking for a simple, single oil solution. Since its introduction, over 80 million engine hours have been accumulated by ships using the single cylinder oil lubricant. Vessels using Talusia Universal have been able to transfer seamlessly from burning high sulphur heavy fuel oil to low sulphur heavy fuel oil, allowing for a straightforward compliance with environmental regulations and easy operations.
Over the past eight years the data gathered from more than 5000 vessels using Talusia Universal and constant contact with ship operators and engineers have enabled Total Lubmarine to gather in-depth experience in and knowledge of modern marine lubricant chemistry, giving Total Lubmarine a decisive lead for the future.
Since then new engines, fuel types and regulations have emerged to create a marine lubrication dilema. We subsequently adapted our range of marine cylinder oils, allowing day to day vessel operations to continue unhindered. Based on the chemistry in Talusia Universal, Talusia Universal 100 was introduced to the market in November 2013 to combat cold corrosion found in new two-stroke engine designs running on heavy fuel oil. Talusia LS25- a low BN lubricant using specially developed low ash chemistry- was introduced to the market in September 2014 for use by vessels in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The availability of these products in conjunction with actively consulting customers around the world on optimum product combinations and feed rate settings for particular vessels enables Total Lubmarine to reduce the complexity faced by customers.
Total Lubmarine sees this challenge as a positive imperative that has already inspired fresh innovation. We are more than confident we will soon have new solutions to propose to the market that will significantly simplify our customers' operations. The second-generation single marine cylinder oil of the future is not far off.