Paris, France June 14, 2018 - Global marine lubricant provider Total Lubmarine has announced that it has received two No Objection Letters (NOL) from equipment manufacturer MAN Diesel and Turbo – in recognition of the effectiveness of two of its products. These latest NOLs re-affirm the close relationship between Total Lubmarine and MAN.
The first NOL recognises the excellent performance of cylinder oils TALUSIA HR 140, and approves it for use in MAN engines. TALUSIA HR 140 – which has a higher BN (base number) than most of its market counterparts – offers the best solution for corrosive engines. Designed for slow speed engines running on High Sulfur Fuel Oil (HSFO), TALUSIA HR 140 has high acid neutralisation capacity, ensuring excellent cylinder protection.
Its high BN has been created in order to maintain cylinder protection over long periods of high sulfur residual fuel usage, preventing corrosion resulting from sulphuric acid formation. This prevents cylinder wear and scuffing, and can extend the length of time between engine overhauls.
The second NOL allows for the combined use of Total Lubmarine’s TALUSIA HR 140 and TALUSIA LS 25 lubricants in MAN’s Automated Cylinder Oil Mixing (ACOM) system. The MAN ACOM system is an onboard cylinder oil-blending unit designed to simplify the lubrication aspect of fuel switching – allowing vessels to use scrubbers or MAN GI or LGI type engines using LNG or fuel mixtures.
TALUSIA LS 25 has been specially formulated for reliable operations with emission control area (ECA) compliant ultra low sulfur fuels – providing excellent cleanliness and outstanding deposit control for slow speed engines. Thanks to its low-ash content, engines using TALUSIA LS 25 are protected against deposit formation, which can lead to scuffing issues. It has already been approved by MAN for standalone use.
Jean-Philippe Roman, Technical Director said of the announcement: “For Total Lubmarine and its customers, these approvals are a great recognition of the quality of our products, and show the support of a renowned engine manufacturer. The two products represent a holistic solution to engine lubrication in a multi-fuel era – and reflect our dedication to design the next generation of lubricants to support our customers’ compliance strategy.”
About Total Lubmarine
Total Lubmarine a division of Total Lubrifiants S.A., provides the shipping industry with pioneering marine lubricants and greases. The company is dedicated to partnering with its customers to provide turnkey solutions to their lubricant needs. A genuinely local partner, with sales and technical support based in 100 countries, Total Lubmarine provides one of the world’s largest delivery hub networks – supplying to over 1,000 ports worldwide. www.totallubmarine.com
About the Marketing & Services Division of Total
Total Marketing Services develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 110 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing & Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 16,000 service stations in 65 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing & Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.
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