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Castrol Cyltech CL 100

Castrol Marine will launch Castrol Cyltech CL 100

ACC in May 2014, a next-generation cylinder oil which is Castrol’s technical response to the corrosion issues that can arise in modern two stroke marine engines, especially when ships are slow steaming.

Castrol Cyltech CL 100 ACC (Advanced Corrosion

Control) is a newly formulated 100BN lubricant de- veloped for the latest generation of engines. “Castrol Cyltech CL 100 ACC is not simply an ex- isting oil that has been up-treated to give a higher

BN,” said Jonathan Hutchinson, Castrol Marine

Marketing Director. “It is based on a new chemis- try that we have been developing over the past two to three years to refl ect technical challenges set by modern super long stroke engines. These operate at higher pressures causing higher dew points and in- creased sulfuric acid formation, which in turn can result in severe corrosive wear, particularly where higher sulfur fuels are used and the engine is oper- ated at lower loads.”

Total Debuts Talusia

Universal 100

Total Lubmarine launched Talusia Universal 100, a lubricant designed to reduce the risk of cold corro- sion in Mark 8.1 and newer marine engines, as well as electronically controlled engines. Following the latest guidance from certain engine manufacturers on how to effectively manage severe cold corro- sion, Talusia Universal 100 supports the technical changes made to the latest generation of engines.

Talusia Universal 100 builds on the modern chemis- try of Total Lubmarine’s single-oil, Talusia Univer- sal. It is designed to provide operators with all the as- sociated benefi ts, including increased neutralization effi ciency in extreme conditions and better control of deposit build-up in case of less severe conditions.

Talusia Universal 100 is available in ports world- wide including Singapore, Europoort, Rotterdam,

Antwerp, Busan, Ulsan, UAE ports, Hong Kong,

Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans and Gibraltar.

Wärtsilä LNG Package for

New Ferry

Wärtsilä will provide a complete dual-fuel propulsion and LNG equipment package for a new passenger ferry being built for

Reederei Cassen Eils

GmbH. The contract was signed with the shipyard

Fr. Fassmer GmbH. The new ferry will operate between Cuxhaven and the island of Helgoland in

Germany. This route will take it close to the Lower

Saxon Wadden Sea national park, an ecologically sensitive UNESCO World Heritage listed area in the south-eastern part of the North Sea. Because of the need to minimize exhaust gas emissions in this area, the ferry will operate primarily on LNG using two nine-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF medium-speed dual-fuel engines.

Safety Guidelines for Gas

Fuelled Ships

ClassNK released its second version of the Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships, a version that refl ects the require- ments for the design of natural gas fuelled ships based on the outcome of discussions held at IMO regarding the International Code of Safety for ships using gases or other low fl ash-point fuels (IGF Code). With regu- lations curbing atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions growing stricter amid stronger calls for a greener shipping industry, the industry is turning toward the use of natural gas as a potential cleaner alternative to liquid fuel oil. Expected reductions in gas prices due to the recent development of non-conventional energy resources such as shale gas has also led to an increase in gas fuelled ship newbuildings and projects.

ClassNK published the Guidelines for Gas Fuelled

Ships to provide comprehensive information on key design features including bunkering, hull structure, fi re safety and explosion prevention measures in line with the results of IMO discussions on the IGF Code.

Klüberbio Lubricants

Klüberbio EG 2 gear oil for thrusters and Klüberbio

RM 2 stern tube oil now carry the European Ecolabel, signifying compliance with the U.S. Environmental

Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2013 Vessel General Per- mit (VGP). The EU Ecolabel is a label of environmen- tal excellence that is awarded to products and services meeting high environmental standards throughout its lifecycle, from raw material extraction, to produc- tion, distribution and disposal. Klüber’s gear oils for thruster and CPP propulsion units and its stern tube oils are approved for use by thruster and seal system

OEMs and now have independent assurance, from the EU Ecolabel Program, that the products achieve the U.S. EPA’s requirements for classifi cation as an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL).

Therefore, these lubricants meet the standards for biodegradability, minimally toxic, and non-bioac- cumulating standards set in Appendix A of the U.S.


Exhaust Gas Clean Retrofi t

Wärtsilä was con- tracted by TT-Line to retrofi t an exhaust gas cleaning system to its RoPax vessel,

M/S Robin Hood, as part of TT-Line’s

Green Ship strategy.

The full turnkey proj- ect will be managed by Wärtsilä, and the vessel will be fi tted with four

Wärtsilä Hybrid Scrubber Systems designed to re- duce sulfur oxide (SOx) and particulate emissions from the ship’s exhaust. The ferry operates in the

Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA) between

Travemünde, Germany and Trelleborg, Sweden.

The Wärtsilä systems will enable compliance with the SECA regulations, as well as with anticipated future legislation.

New Marine Cylinder Oil

Condition of the liner following the trial to assess the performance of Mobilgard 5100 in a new genera- tion MAN engine. Mobilgard 5100 provided good corrosion protection and outstanding engine cleanliness throughout the trial period, with the engine running on fuel with a sulfur content from 2.5-3.1%.

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants launched Mobilgard 5100, a specially formulated cylinder oil de- signed to mitigate the effects of cold corrosion in new design two-stroke marine engines operating on heavy fuel oil. Mobilgard 5100 joins Mobilgard 560 VS and Mobilgard 570 as the latest addition to ExxonMobil’s range of cylinder oils. ExxonMobil created Mobilgard 5100, a 100 BN cylinder oil, which has been formu- lated to address the problem of cold corrosion which occurs when the engine’s cylinders operate at conditions below the acid dew point, creating the potential to cause signifi cant liner wear.

The introduction of Mobilgard 5100 follows ExxonMobil’s recent upgrade of its comprehensive two-stroke engine condition monitoring program, MobilGard Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM). Leading engine builders, including MDT, now advocate using scrape down oil analysis, which is part of the MobilGard CCM program, to support marine operators with new or modifi ed engines. The new MobilGard CCM offers op- erators and owners quick and easy comparisons of onboard scrape down oil samples against ExxonMobil’s database of nearly 100,000 test results, helping marine operators to enhance protection and realise further cost and effi ciency savings.

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