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IMO2020 regulation has transitioned the shipping industry towards lower sulfur fuel oils and has encouraged the exploration of options to meet stricter gas emission reduction targets. With new fuels and engine technologies coming into play, engine lubrication must adapt to help ship operators achieve safer operations, and higher levels of performance in a more complex environment.

With TALUSIA UNIVERSAL, Total Lubmarine has successfully designed a single cylinder oil that covers the full range of IMO2020 compliant fuels (from 0.0% to 1.5% sulfur content, including LNG), aligning perfectly with ship operator fuel strategies.

Endorsed with a series of recent OEM No-Objection Letters (NOL), TALUSIA UNIVERSAL provides complete reassurance thanks to its unique patented formulation and detergency properties that deliver outstanding engine cleanliness for the vast majority of operators. It neutralizes the effects of cylinder corrosion and abrasion, which reduces the risk of engine failure, vessel downtime and costly repairs.

TALUSIA UNIVERSAL simplifies ship operations across many sectors of the industry operated with 2 stroke engines as it avoids complex BN management and BN40/100 CLO switching – saving time and money. With its proven chemistry and reliable track record at sea with millions of operating hours, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL enables vessel operators to optimize their lubrication and feed rate with regular inspection, monitoring, and expert drain oil services.

 

Cylinder oil performance and cleaning ability are key factors to maintain good cylinder condition

MAN-ES Service Letter, SL 2019-671 April 2019

125,000,000 hours
Proven across many millions of operating hours, in all operating conditions and across all vessel types operating with low sulfur fuels, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL’s pioneering and patented chemistry demonstrates value as a single cylinder oil choice to help ship owners, operators and their engineers to extend engine life, improve performance and optimize operating efficiencies.
Approved by OEMS
TALUSIA UNIVERSAL (BN57) has received No Objection Letters (NOLs) from MAN ES and WinGD plus J-Eng Corp. for all low suflur fuels in the range of 0.00%S to 1.50%S. Following rigorous sea trials and extensive tests, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL represents the best single cylinder oil option for 2-stroke engines running on LSFO, VLSFO, ULSFO(ECA) and LNG.
A unique chemistry
Tests show that TALUSIA UNIVERSAL unique formulation performs better than conventional BN40 in cleaning ability (detergency) and provides higher residual BN. It enables operators to optimize the feed rate and maintain the iron content below the OEM required level during long-term operations. It is proven to handle the engine cleanliness demands for the vast majority of ship operating with low sulfur fuels.
125,000,000 hours
Proven across many millions of operating hours, in all operating conditions and across all vessel types operating with low sulfur fuels, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL’s pioneering and patented chemistry demonstrates value as a single cylinder oil choice to help ship owners, operators and their engineers to extend engine life, improve performance and optimize operating efficiencies.
A unique chemistry
Tests show that TALUSIA UNIVERSAL unique formulation performs better than conventional BN40 in cleaning ability (detergency) and provides higher residual BN. It enables operators to optimize the feed rate and maintain the iron content below the OEM required level during long-term operations. It is proven to handle the engine cleanliness demands for the vast majority of ship operating with low sulfur fuels.
Approved by OEMS
TALUSIA UNIVERSAL (BN57) has received No Objection Letters (NOLs) from MAN ES and WinGD plus J-Eng Corp. for all low suflur fuels in the range of 0.00%S to 1.50%S. Following rigorous sea trials and extensive tests, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL represents the best single cylinder oil option for 2-stroke engines running on LSFO, VLSFO, ULSFO(ECA) and LNG.

Following sea trials, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL performed significantly better than the reference CLO for deposit control and general piston cleanliness, while maintaining excellent wear rates.

Justin Van Tries, Total Lubmarine engineer in charge of OEM certification

The single oil solution with advanced chemistry

OUTSTANDING ENGINE CLEANLINESS
TALUSIA UNIVERSAL is an approved cylinder oil with a pioneering chemistry delivering both detergency (additional surfactant molecules) to maintain engine cleanliness and prevent deposit build up, and higher and faster acid neutralization (BN57) to protect your marine engine against corrosion.
QUALIFIED FOR ALL IMO2020 COMPLIANT FUELS
TALUSIA UNIVERSAL's single cylinder oil solution is proven, tested and approved for every type of 2-stroke engine operating with LS fuels with a sulfur content range between 0.0% to 1.5%S - incl. LSFO, VLSFO, ULSFO(ECA) and LNG. It can be used continuously with 0.5%S IMO2020 compliant fuels without risk of engine deposit growth, providing real confidence for operators using variable fuel batches.
IMPROVING OPERATIONAL SAFETY MARGIN
TALUSIA UNIVERSAL can be used continuously with IMO2020 compliant fuels, and has proven to provide additional safety margins compared to BN40 CLO, achieving the lowest recommended feed-rate (LOFR) when based on visual inspection and drain oil analysis. Its unique chemistry combined with a BN57 provides fast and efficient acid neutralization vital for engine performance.
THE SINGLE CYLINDER OIL SOLUTION FOR LNG PROPULSION

Ship operators can use with confidence TALUSIA UNIVERSAL as their single cylinder oil solution for any IMO2020 compliant fuel, including those operators making the switch to LNG to help reduce SOx, NOx and fine particle emissions.

As the second largest player in the LNG market, Total is pioneering the development of LNG infrastructure globally, including the operation of the world’s largest bunkering barge – Gas Agility.

If you are considering LNG and have questions regarding engine lubrication, speak to our experts.

Talusia Universal News Updates

 
Paris, 25 November, 2020 - Total Lubmarine’s cylinder oil TALUSIA UNIVERSAL (57 BN, SAE 50) has received a revised No Objection Letter (NOL) from Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) adding DF Validation for the WinGD range of DF engines and confirms the validation across the full range of WinGD - including legacy Sulzer - engines. 
 
PARIS, December 17, 2019 - With the new emissions standards designed to curb pollution from ships by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) set to be implemented on January 1, 2020, Total Lubmarine has developed a set of marine lubricants designed to work with a range of low sulfur fuels. The company has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from leading engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions, for the use of TALUSIA UNIVERSAL (BN 57, SAE 50) on MAN B&W 2-stroke engines operating on fuels with less than 0.5%S Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO).
 
Paris, March 18, 2020 - Total Lubmarine’s TALUSIA UNIVERSAL (BN57) has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from WinGD for all fuels (liquid and gas) with a sulphur content 0.00%S - 1.50%S.
 

MAN Energy Solutions requalifies and endorses TALUSIA UNIVERSAL (BN 57) following Service Letter (SL2020-694).

MAN Energy Solutions (ES) recently released their New Service Letter - SL2020-694 - to provide guidance on which cylinder oils to apply for their engines based on their updated product performance categorization.

 
Total Lubmarine’s Drain Oil Analysis Services deliver significant benefits to ship operators globally including helping to optimize performance, safeguard engine condition, enhance safety, reduce down time and meet regulatory and OEM compliance. This video outlines the benefits of establishing a...
GETTING THE BEST FROM TALUSIA UNIVERSAL WITH ENGINE MONITORING

By combining the use of TALUSIA UNIVERSAL with engine condition monitoring, ship operators will get the best from its unique properties and increase significantly ship's performance.

Backed by a dedicated team of Marine Lubricants Engineers and a global network of laboratories, our DRAIN OIL ANALYSIS programmes are designed to deliver advanced insights on engine lubrication performances and customized expertise approach to optimize operational efficiency.

Learn more on our lubrication services.

Closely follow the engine with regular Drain Oil Analysis and visual scavenge ports inspection.

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FAQ

Why has TALUSIA UNIVERSAL received a new NOL from MAN-ES in May 2020. What does the new NOL indicate?

MAN Energy Solutions developed its new Cylinder Oil Strategy to seek to raise the performance level of cylinder oils by dividing them into two performance categories I & II based on cleaning ability. Cat. II references Cylinder Oils with cleaning ability equivalent, to at least 100 BN oils and Cat. I for the remaining Cylinder Oils.

As a result it categorized cylinder oils into specific BN levels – 40, 70, 100, 140. By taking this approach, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL (BN57) does not currently appear on the MAN-ES Cylinder Oil Category Listing – unlike other products in the TALUSIA family.

To help rectify this, MAN-ES provided a brand new NOL (dated 19th May, 2020) for TALUSIA UNIVERSAL, 57 BN, SAE 50. Read more.

 

 

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In the recent Service Letter - SL2020 694 - MAN-ES does not mention any BN40 products in the Category II table. Which product do you recommend for Mark 9 engines and higher?

Currently neither TALUSIA UNIVERSAL nor any Cat. II 40 BN cylinder oils are listed (May 2020).

Our recommendation for Mark 9 engines and higher is to use TALUSIA UNIVERSAL and Cat. II 100 BN cylinder oil with alternation (if necessary) or with the cylinder oil available as according to the recommendations in MAN-ES Service Letter - SL2019-671.

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Does the new MAN-ES Cylinder Oil Strategy have an impact on any WinGD engines I may be running?

No – none whatsoever. TALUSIA UNIVERSAL has received a separate Non Objection Letter (NOL) from WinGD earlier in 2020.

The NOL from WinGD is for all fuels (liquid and gas burning) with a sulfur content of 0.00%S to 1.50%S.

The NOL was awarded with no restrictions following the successful completion of two rigorous tests carried out on two differing vessels fitted with WinGD 6X72 engines.

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LNG

LNG stands for Liquified Natural Gas, i.e. a natural gas that has been cooled down at -163°C (−260 °F) to liquid form, reducing the volume by about 625 times compared to its gas state. The liquefaction makes it easier and safer to transport and store.

LNG as a Marine Fuel: According to an independent study report commissioned by SEA\LNG and SGMF and published in April 2019, LNG generates almost zero sulfur and particulate emissions and contributes to a reduction of up to 21% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions Well-to-Wake (WtW) when compared to current, conventional, oil-based marine fuels.

Learn more on LNG for marine propulsion on  Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions website.

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Available where you need it

TALUSIA UNIVERSAL is already available across our extensive global network of 1,000 ports providing you with a unique level of service worldwide - including shipyard supply.

Please contact us for any inquiries.

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