Chevron Gets OK For Marine Cylinder Lubricants

Chevron Marine Lubricants' Taro® range of cylinder lubricants provide solutions for a range of engines, fuel types and operating requirements.

Chevron Marine Lubricants have been issued with two NOLs (No Objection Letters) from MAN Energy Solutions for the use of three of its Taro cylinder oils with their cylinder oil mixing system, ACOM.

“Receiving the NOLS from Man Energy Solutions, 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.” said Ian Thurloway, Chevron Marine Lubricants Brand & Marketing manager.

Two sets of field tests were carried out on a 6S90ME-C8 MAN B&W two-stroke engine using MAN’s Automated Cylinder Oil Mixing (ACOM) system.

The first NOL demonstrates the high performance of Taro Special HT Ultra, a 140BN product that helps combat cold corrosion in slow speed vessels burning high sulfur fuel and which Chevron Marine Lubricants was first to market with in 2017, blended with Taro Special HT LF, a 25BN lubricant ideal for low sulfur, distillate and alternative fuel types.

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.

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