With the new emissions standards designed to curb pollution from ships by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) set to be implemented on January 1, 2020, Total Lubmarine has developed a set of marine lubricants designed to work with a range of low sulfur fuels.
The company has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from leading engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions, for the use of Talusia Universal (BN 57, SAE 50) on MAN B&W 2-stroke engines operating on fuels with less than 0.5%S Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO).
To achieve its NOL, Talusia Universal was tested on an 8S50MC-C MAN B&W engine operating on VLSFO (max 0.5%S). Inspections were carried out by MAN-ES engineers, who concluded that the performance of Talusia Universal was acceptable.
Welcoming the move, Total Lubmarine Technical Director, Jean-Philippe Roman, said:
“We are very pleased to receive this approval and requalification for use with the latest IMO 2020 low sulfur fuels. My team has worked extremely hard with MAN-ES, whose close cooperation has been key in achieving this successful outcome.”
“Following rigorous tests, the engine appeared very clean, with negligible wear, demonstrating the high quality of the Talusia Universal solution.”
Talusia Universal is a tried and tested solution, designed to lubricate engines in a wide range of operating conditions. It helps achieve high levels of engine cleanliness, along with efficient and fast acid neutralization due to its innovative chemistry.
Total Lubmarine has also completed a successful 1,400-hour trial of Talusia Universal on a dual-fuel MAN B&W 7G50ME-GIE engine running continuously on gas with pilot fuel oil. Thanks to its high levels of detergency, the tests revealed that Talusia Universal is also able to achieve cleanliness even on latest generation engines.
Total Lubmarine Global Marketing Manager, Serge Dal Farra, said:
“We believe that Talusia Universal is the best and most obvious solution for the IMO 2020 transition period offering an effective premium option for demanding engines.
Along with the right cylinder oil selection, all ship operators are advised to ensure that they have implemented a continuous monitoring program aboard their vessels.”
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
Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.