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ExxonMobil: Mobilgard 540 cylinder oil available from September

20 Aug 2019

Oil major ExxonMobil on Tuesday (20 August) announced its new 40BN cylinder oil, Mobilgard™ 540 will be available from 2 September 2019 onwards.

The lubricant has been specifically formulated for use with 0.50% sulphur fuels that comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 emission regulations and meets the requirements of OEMs, MAN ES and WinGD, and is fully compatible with ExxonMobil’s MobilGard™ range of two-stroke engine cylinder oils.

Mobilgard 540 will be available from launch in major ports around the world including Hong Kong, Singapore, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

It will also be offered at additional locations through ExxonMobil’s delivery network, in bulk and in packs.

“Mobilgard 540 is an extension to our long-standing MobilGard cylinder oil range,” said Frans Horjus, global marine lubricants manager at ExxonMobil.

“Used in combination with ExxonMobil's EMF.5 fuels range, it will enable vessel operators to have confidence when complying with the IMO’s revised sulphur limit, without compromising on quality or performance.

“However, the switch to a low-sulphur future will require careful stock management. As part of this procedure, vessel operators should work with fuel and lubricant suppliers that possess the technical skills to help them manage the switchover process.”

Mobilgard 540 is compatible at any volume with ExxonMobil’s current MobilGard cylinder oil range, which will help to streamline the switchover to the new lubricant as no tank cleaning will be required.

ExxonMobil has developed a step-by-step guide to help the maritime industry safely and effectively navigate the fuels and lubricants switchover process. A copy of the document can be downloaded here.

Photo credit: ExxonMobil
Published: 21 August, 2019


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