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Talusia Optima lube approval
Total Lubmarine’s Talusia Optima lube has now been approved for use by the big three major 2-stroke engine manufacturers. 12 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Consequences of oil film degradation
In a review of recent studies into two-stroke lubrication, Rathesan Ravendran and Peter Jensen of Hans Jensen Lubricators highlight the importance of cylinder oil distribution. 11 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Call to address HFO risks
The Clean Arctic Alliance has called on International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to support a Canadian proposal to mitigate the risks posed by using heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters. 04 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Boiler explosion highlights MGO challenges
A safety bulletin from the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) concerning a fatal explosion on the ‘Manhattan Bridge’ highlights the challenges of low-sulphur distillate fuel. 30 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Shell launches lubricants management system
Shell Marine has launched a Marine Integrated Lubrication and Expert Solutions (MILES) programme to better manage its services. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Teekay shuttle tankers to use VOC fuel
Teekay is to employ batteries and volatile organic compounds (VOC) as fuel for a series of up to four shuttle tankers after receiving a NOK132.9 million (€14.0 million) grant from Norway’s state-owned innovation platform Enova. 16 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Critical engine issues being missed, study finds
Data analysis of more than 400,000 oil samples from ExxonMobil’s MobilGard Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) programme has suggested that opportunities to manage damaging engine issues are being missed. 08 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Shell updates trunk piston oil offer
Shell Marine has released trunk piston oils Shell Argina and Shell Gadinia, intended to meet the demands of higher pressures and operating temperatures in modern mid-speed engines. 06 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Lukoil launches cylinder oil for low-sulphur fuel
Russian-owned LUKOIL Marine Lubricants has launched NAVIGO MCL Extra, a marine cylinder oil for distillate, ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (0.1%) and low sulphur heavy fuel oil applications. 06 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Parker Kittiwake launches fuel and lube guide
Parker Kittiwake has published ‘The Gold Guide’, a definitive resource for marine fuel, lubricating and hydraulic oils representing more than a year’s efforts on the part of the condition monitoring specialist and its partners. 17 May 2017 - The Motorship
Onboard lube blending from MFT
Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has entered into an agreement with Evergas and Clipper Group to equip their vessels with its SEA-Mate Lubricant Blending-On-Board (BOB) System. 08 May 2017 - The Motorship
Building confidence in marine lubricants
Marine diesel lubricant supplier Lubrizol is applying advanced testing techniques to simulate real-world challenges and accelerate the pace of product development. 04 May 2017 - The Motorship
Total Lubmarine launches feed rate programme
Total Lubmarine has launched a feed rate optimisation programme designed to enable ship operators to monitor the condition of their engines to prevent corrosion and wear as well as deliver reduced levels of lube consumption and operating expenses. 26 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Wågene tests oil cleaning for EALs
Wågene Purifiner has completed a study of how well its Purifiner oil cleaning system handles environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL). 09 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
James Walker tests EAL compatibility
Seal specialist James Walker has developed a new sealing material, Bi-O-Lion, after investigating the compatibility of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) with a variety of existing materials. 22 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
Chevron opens FAST analysis lab in China
Chevron Marine Lubricants has expanded its FAST used oil analysis service into a new laboratory in mainland China 22 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
WSS fuel testing
Ship operators should make on board fuel testing an operational necessity according to Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS). 20 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
LNG carriers prepare for sulphur changes
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co (MHI-MME) has completed retrofit work on boilers onboard 80 gas carriers as owners prepare for regulations limiting fuel sulphur content. 20 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
New head outlines Total Lubmarine strategy
Robert Joore, the new general manager of Total Lubmarine has laid out his vision for the company, focusing on developing a range of innovative solutions for ship operators operating in poor freight markets in a low-sulphur era. 07 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
First OEM approved BN140 lubricant launched
Chevron Marine Lubricants has launched Taro Special HT Ultra, the first BN140 cylinder lubricant approved by OEMs for use in the highly corrosive environments of the latest two-stroke diesel engines. 27 Jan 2017 - The Motorship