Cylinder oil performance and cleaning ability are key factors to maintain good cylinder condition
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 widest range of IMO2020 compliant fuels, aligning perfectly with ship operator fuel strategies (from 0.0% to 1.5% sulfur content).
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 sector 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.
Following sea trials, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL performed significantly better than the reference CLO for deposit control and general piston cleanliness, while maintaining excellent wear rates.
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.
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.
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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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.
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... closely follow the engine with regular Drain Oil Analysis and visual scavenge ports inspection.