California-based Chevron Oronite a developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, has launched OLOA® 49835, a newly formulated 40 BN marine cylinder lubricant additive package specifically designed for marine vessels operating with ≤ 0.5% sulphur fuels in non-ECA zones.
“It was important for us to make sure this new 40 BN product would meet the new requirements and exceed the expectations of our customers,” said Maarten Boons, marine technology manager, Chevron Oronite.
“That's why we focused our development efforts on three main areas: optimized componentry, consideration of future base oil compositions, and extensive testing with 0.5% sulphur fuel. The 0.5% sulfur fuel used in our field tests was especially blended to meet the expected fuel requirements starting 2020.”
As a result, OLOA® 49835 provides balanced acid neutralisation and cleanliness performance, API Group I & Group II base oil coverage, and is also suitable for intermittent use with ≤0.1% sulphur distillate fuel.
“Oronite's marine team is highly experienced and embedded in our operations around the world. We assess information about the industry and the important issues it is facing and use that to develop the right products for our customers to meet the latest challenges in a very competitive industry,” said Ilse Oelius Smaal, global marine product line manager, Chevron Oronite.
“We are confident that we have the right additive package to blend a 40BN marine cylinder lubricant for engines running on IMO 2020 compliant fuel because we made sure to test it extensively, not just with one fuel, but with various different fuels.”
Published: 23 April, 2019
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