Two new high base number cylinder oils from Shell

05 Nov 2013
Alexia 80 relative performance vs closest operating conditions in Bolnes corrosive regime (reference oil Alexia 50)

Alexia 80 relative performance vs closest operating conditions in Bolnes corrosive regime (reference oil Alexia 50)

Shell Marine Lubricants is introducing two new products to the Shell Alexia range of cylinder oils for large high-performance two-stroke marine engines.

Shell Alexia S5 (BN80) and Shell Alexia S6 (BN 100) are specifically designed to help combat increased acid stress and corrosive wear in the latest engine designs. According to Shell, the new lubricants align with recent recommendations by Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo for BN80 and BN100 which suggest the use of higher base number cylinder lubricant products for use in new long-stroke engines and other types modified for slow steaming. Alexia S5 and S6 feature Shell’s so-called 'triple action' technology, claimed to offer greater engine protection, peace of mind and reduced costs.

Shell’s says that compared to conventional BN oils, the technology used in Alexia S5 and S6 should result in cleaner pistons, less piston ring wear and less liner wear.


 

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