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Chevron gets no objection letters to use cylinder oils with ACOM

NOLs cover use of three Taro cylinder lubricants with MAN Energy Solutions' cylinder oil mixing system.

Image credit: Chevron Marine Lubricants

Updated on 11 Jul 2018 12:40 GMT

Chevron Marine Lubricants has received two no objection letters (NOLs) from MAN Energy Solutions for the use of three of its Taro cylinder oils with the equipment manufacturer's Automated Cylinder Oil Mixing (ACOM) system.

The NOLs follow recent field tests carried out on a 6S90ME-C8 MAN B&W two-stroke engine using MAN's ACOM system.

The first NOL was for Taro Special HT Ultra - a 140 BN product designed to help combat cold corrosion in slow-speed vessels burning high-sulphur fuel.

The second NOL allows for blending Taro Special HT 100 (100 BN) and Taro Special HT LF.

"These successful tests prove that the Taro range of cylinder lubricants can provide maximum flexibility for operators, as well as reliable service for vessels," Chevron said.

Ian Thurloway, Brand and Marketing Manager at Chevron Marine Lubricants, remarked: "Receiving the NOLS from Man Energy Solutions (formerly MAN Diesel & Turbo), demonstrates the impressive performance of our products in the field. The Taro range of cylinder lubricants provides solutions for the varied range of engines, different fuels and the increasingly complex operating requirements that we are faced with. It also highlights our continued strong working relationship with this leading OEM."

Chevron offers a range of Taro cylinder lubricants that, from the low 25 BN Taro Special HT LF to the 140 BN Taro Special HT Ultra, are designed to provide solutions in all operating environments.

Chevron was among the first to market both a 100 BN and 140 BN cylinder lubricant, providing a range of cylinder oils designed to be suitable for the majority of two-stroke vessels and engine types, and compatible with a wide sulphur range of fuels and alternative bunker fuels.

Last year, Chevron received an NOL from Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) for the use of Taro Special HT 100 in a number of the manufacturer's engines when operating on a wide variety of fuels ranging from zero to 3.5 percent. It followed 2,000 hours of validation testing on board a Panamax containership fitted with a Wartsila 8RT-flex82T engine.

The Taro cylinder lubricants range are offered alongside Chevron's DOT.FAST Service, which provides both onboard and onshore analysis of drip oil in order to provide a measurement of total iron wear, including corrosive wear.

In December, Chevron released its white paper 'Methanol and Marine Lubricants in a Lower Sulphur, Lower Emissions Future', which explores the use of methanol bunkers and the role of Chevron's Taro Special cylinder lubricants and DOT.FAST service in the operation of the Mari Jone and Mari Boyle - two of the world's first ocean-going, methanol-powered, dual-fuel ships.

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