Parker Kittiwake Extends Test Range

Posted by Eric Haun
Friday, December 06, 2013

Parker Kittiwake, the global provider of asset control and protection technology, has launched its newly updated DIGI TBN test kit. The digital, used-oil analysis kit now gives a rapid indication of total base number (TBN) depletion in scrape down cylinder lubricants with a BN range up to 100.

Recent guidance from engine manufacturers (OEMs) recommends the use of higher BN lubricants in newer engines to help prevent the damaging effects of corrosive wear. Therefore, major oil companies are now adding higher BN lubricants to their product portfolios.

 “With the latest Parker Kittiwake DIGI TBN test kit, ship operators using high BN lubes now have the ability to test residual TBN levels in their oil. This gives operators peace of mind by ensuring they are following OEM guidelines to prevent cold corrosion. This quick and simple test can be used in conjunction with laboratory testing, but gives an on-board reading within two minutes to meet OEMs’ testing recommendations,” said Dr. Steve Dye, business development and marketing manager, Parker Kittiwake. “Frequent TBN testing is important for residual cylinder oil, as it is continuously exposed to acidic combustion products that should be neutralized before they corrode engine parts. Consequently, maintaining a correct alkaline reserve is critical in preventing unnecessary harm to expensive components within the engine, such as cylinder liners.”

The DIGI TBN test kit update is part of Parker Kittiwake’s ongoing research into the problem of cold corrosion. The company will soon launch a test kit that, within minutes, effectively measures the level of corrosive wear within used scrape down oil. This will expand Parker Kittiwake’s portfolio to allow ship operators to monitor specific levels of both metallic and corroded iron in cylinder oil, giving them a comprehensive overview of the operating conditions within the cylinder chamber.

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