Cylinder oil performance and cleaning ability are key factors to maintain good cylinder condition
IMO2020 regulation has transitioned the shipping industry towards lower sulfur fuel oils and has encouraged the exploration of options to meet stricter gas emission reduction targets. With new fuels and engine technologies coming into play, engine lubrication must adapt to help ship operators achieve safer operations, and higher levels of performance in a more complex environment.
With Talusia Universal, Lubmarine has successfully designed a single cylinder oil that covers the full range of IMO2020 compliant fuels (from 0.0% to 1.5% sulfur content, including LNG), aligning perfectly with ship operator fuel strategies.
Endorsed with a series of recent OEM No-Objection Letters (NOL), Talusia Universal provides complete reassurance thanks to its unique patented formulation and detergency properties that deliver outstanding engine cleanliness for the vast majority of operators. It neutralizes the effects of cylinder corrosion and abrasion, which reduces the risk of engine failure, vessel downtime and costly repairs.
Talusia Universal simplifies ship operations across many sectors of the industry operated with 2 stroke engines as it avoids complex BN management and BN40/100 CLO switching – saving time and money. With its proven chemistry and reliable track record at sea with millions of operating hours, Talusia Universal enables vessel operators to optimize their lubrication and feed rate with regular inspection, monitoring, and expert drain oil services.
Following sea trials, Talusia Universal performed significantly better than the reference CLO for deposit control and general piston cleanliness, while maintaining excellent wear rates.
Ship operators can use with confidence Talusia Universal as their single cylinder oil solution for any IMO2020 compliant fuel, including those operators making the switch to LNG to help reduce SOx, NOx and fine particle emissions.
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You can continue to use Talusia Universal as normal. In fact, on 19th May, 2020 in response to issuing its new Service Letter SL2020-694, MAN Energy Solutions issued Lubmarine with an updated Non Objection Letter (NOL) for Talusia Universal.
As a result, Talusia Universal remains fully certified for use on MAN B&W two-stroke engines operating on <0.50% S VLSFO and fuel with a sulfur content ranging from 0.5 to 1.5% sulfur.
According to MAN-ES, the Service Letter SL2019-671 - Cylinder lubrication update for 0 to 0.50% sulfur fuels - still applies until a new Service Letter is issued. SL2019-671 is very flexible. The focus is on monitoring the cylinder condition and ensures that the piston ring pack is clean and moving freely. In case of excessive deposit build-up, use oil with higher cleaning ability, like Talusia Universal.
Currently neither Talusia Universal nor any Cat. II 40 BN cylinder oils are listed (May 2020).
Our recommendation for Mark 9 engines and higher is to use Talusia Universal and Cat. II 100 BN cylinder oil with alternation (if necessary) or with the cylinder oil available as according to the recommendations in MAN-ES Service Letter - SL2019-671.
The NOL from WinGD is for all fuels (liquid and gas burning) with a sulfur content of 0.00%S to 1.50%S.
The NOL was awarded with no restrictions following the successful completion of two rigorous tests carried out on two differing vessels fitted with WinGD 6X72 engines.
With over 125,000,000 running hours of successful operation from using Talusia Universal, the combination of unique product chemistry using additional surfactant molecules with advanced technical guidance, is helping many ship operators maintain engine cleanliness without engine deposit build up – preventing engine damage, costly repairs, and severe downtime with lost earnings.
Talusia Universal is formulated to help the neutralization process and the control of engine deposit growth. It is proven to handle the engine cleanliness demands of all technologies operating with low sulphur fuels in all conditions, and has an accumulated experience of more than 12 years!
The best solution is Talusia Universal because it performs better in cleanliness (detergency) than the conventional BN40s on the market and mitigates the risk of deposit build up. It also provides higher residual BN, enabling you to optimize the feed rate and maintain the iron content below the limits. That means Talusia Universal can be used in confidence continuously with 0.1%S 2020 compliant fuels without risk of deposit growth, providing real confidence for anyone using variable fuel batches.
In most cases, using Talusia Universal instead of a conventional BN40 cylinder oil can be enough to avoid the need to carry additional high BN on-board, saving storage space and extra purchasing costs. Still, if you are required to use alternate low and high BN rated lubricants – and only if the engine status allows – you can use either Talusia Universal or Talusia LS40 as low BN alternatively with Talusia Universal 100 as high BN.
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