Shell lubricant advice

11 Dec 2014
SMP offers technical service to ship operators, especially in light of new environmental regulations

SMP offers technical service to ship operators, especially in light of new environmental regulations

Shell Marine Products (SMP) offers a complete portfolio of marine lubricants for almost any type of vessel but it also offers technical service and advice to ship operators.

Technical service and advice is becoming even more important in light of recent developments including the prevalent practice of slow steaming, new environmental regulations such as the revised vessel general permit (VGP) in US waters and the change in fuel sulphur limits in ECAs.

Jan Toschka, general manager, SMP, said: “These days, offering a suitable product should be coupled with the appropriate expert advice for changeovers and feed rates.”

SMP employs a team of technical experts spread out around the world that is dedicated to help solve customers’ lubrication issues and also help improve equipment performance. They answer technical queries, give product and changeover advice and provide technical troubleshooting.

This advice can come in the form of Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis which includes a comprehensive lubricant sampling plan, recommendation of the most appropriate test suite for each piece of equipment and advice on sampling frequency and how to take a representative sample of used oil.

There is also the Shell Rapid Lubricants Onboard Alert, a unique portable device that provides on board measurement and recording of magnetic iron content in oils and greases.

The Shell Marine Products business serves over 10,000 vessels, ranging from large ocean-going tankers to small fishing boats in over 500 ports across 40 countries. The advice and technical service it provides helps customers achieve maximum value from using its lubricant products across all types of ship machinery and equipment.

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