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ExxonMobil unveils first cylinder oil approved for use with LSFO, VLSFO and LNG

29 May 2020

ExxonMobil on Thursday (28 May) introduced the Mobilgard™ 540 X, the latest addition to its cylinder oil range. 

The lubricant is specifically formulated for use with both 0.10% and 0.50% sulphur bunker fuels and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will be available from June 2020, it said.

Mobilgard 540 X is designed to meet the advanced cleanliness and protection needs of newer engine designs and meets WinGD’s requirements for all three fuel types. 

The company adds that the lubricant will be available in major ports around the world including Singapore, the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam port area, Houston, Hong Kong and Korea.

Exxon notes the Mobilgard 540 X has passed extensive fit-for-use testing on the most recent engine designs and is formulated to combat deposit formulation across all low-sulphur fuels, including LNG.

The cylinder oil also allows for substantial feed rate reduction compared to current-generation cylinder oil formulations. 

“As the first cylinder oil to be approved for use with all three low-sulphur fuel types and gas validated by WinGD, Mobilgard 540 X is a first-to-market offering in our industry that allows vessel operators to seamlessly switch between these fuels without compromising on quality or performance,” said Frans Horjus, global marine lubricants sales manager at ExxonMobil. 

“This should give vessel operators peace of mind that we are constantly looking ahead at future regulatory changes and providing the lubrication solutions to help them navigate the road ahead.”

Photo credit: Shah Shahidh
Published: 29 May, 2020


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