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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lubrication Oil News

Lukoil: Cylinder Oil to Reduce Wear, Consumption

Lukoil Marine Lubricants reports that it has expanded its sales in the 2012 business year by 74% to around $200m. Established in 2008, the subsidiary of Russian oil group Lukoil continues to grow rapidly. As for operative and technical expertise, since entering into the global lubricating oil business Lukoil has relied on its Hamburg site. “Here we are in close proximity to our customers, because Germany, and Hamburg in particular, remains one of the world’s most important shipping hubs. The combination of Russian raw materials, worldwide leading additive technology and German engineering has become a success factor for us.” To round off the connection to Hamburg, shipping line Hapag-Lloyd’s Hamburg Express also uses Lukoil products for lubrication.

Lukoil Develops Cylinder Oil Reducing Wear and Consumption

Maritime industry lubricant specialist Lukoil Marine Lubricants Ltd. reported that it expanded sales in the 2012 business year by 74% to around $200 million. Established in 2008, the subsidiary of Russian oil group Lukoil continues to grow rapidly. As for operative and technical expertise, since entering into the global lubricating oil business Lukoil has relied on its Hamburg site. “Here we are in close proximity to our customers, because Germany, and Hamburg in particular, remains one of the world’s most important shipping hubs. The combination of Russian raw materials, worldwide leading additive technology and German engineering has become a total success factor for us.” To round off the connection to Hamburg…

New Oil Debris Sensor Launched

Image: Gill Sensors & Controls Limited

Gill Sensors & Controls Limited announced immediate availability of its new Oil Debris Sensor that provides continuous real-time monitoring of particle contamination in hydraulic and engine oil lubrication systems. The new sensor triggers either an immediate shutdown in cases of large particle build-up, or an early warning indication for needed maintenance in both cases preventing unexpected downtime. Typical applications include monitoring helicopter gearboxes, industrial gearboxes…

4,000 Gal. Oil Spill in Baltimore

USCG photo

The U.S. Coast Guard informs its continues tp oversee a response to an oil spill Friday at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the National Response Center Thursday of approximately 3,000 gallons of lubrication oil in the discharge canal at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. It is now believed approximately 4,000 gallons were discharged. Personnel from Maryland Department of the Environment, Clean Venture Inc.

Cutter Suction Dredge Designed to Withstand Siberian Weather

A Russian customer placed an order for a CSD350 Cutter Suction Dredge with VOSTA LMG. This cutter suction dredge will be one with special requirements, as it is due to operate in Siberia with weather conditions up to minus 40º Celsius. Special attention went out to the extreme operating (-15OC) and winterizing conditions (-40OC). Engines, hydraulic system, suction pipeline, discharge pipeline, pump assembly, the heating systems, lubrication oil and hydraulic oil are adjusted to these conditions. VOSTA LMG will deliver the dredge early April 2003. The Russian contractor plans to use the dredge to construct sand roads on the northern tundra’s to make the oil and gas fields accessible during the summer period when they are swampy after being frozen in the winter.

Big Win for Maersk Fluid Technology’s BOB System

Maersk Pearl – one of the vessels to be equipped with B1000 Blending-On-Board system from Maersk Fluid  Technology Photo Maersk

In the second half of 2015, Maersk Fluid Technology introduced a new version of its cylinder oil ‘Blending-On-Board’ (BOB) system, targeting medium-sized 2-stroke propulsion engines with a cylinder bore between 420 and 680 mm. Now the first volume order has been placed for retrofit of the SEA-Mate B1000 system onto 12 tankers delivered to Maersk Tankers between 2005 and 2008 – ten vessels equipped with Wärtsilä (WinGD) RTA and RT-Flex engines with a bore between 580 and 620 mm and two vessels with engines designed by MAN Diesel & Turbo.

Oil Consumption of Medium Speed Diesel Engines

Reliability and availability are of paramount importance to all users of internal combustion engines. Inherent engine design reliability must be complemented by a suitable periphery and the appropriate choice and treatment of working media such as lubricants and fuel. CIMAC Working Groups have a long tradition of preparing recommendations and guidelines for the internal combustion engine industry and its users. In performing this work, CIMAC takes advantage of its wide and competent international membership; Working Group -"Lubricant" is truly worldwide, with active members from Japan, U.S. and all round Europe/Scandinavia. Specialists from all relevant background - Equipment/Engine Manufacturers…

Lack of Proper Management Systems Cause Engine Damage

Main Engine Damage. Photo by The Swedish Club

A new report from The Swedish Club shows that incorrect maintenance and repair continues to be the most frequent cause of main engine damage – a trend which has continued unabated since the Club began monitoring the issue nearly ten years ago. Main Engine Damage investigates more than 1,000 Hull and Machinery claims relating to over 5,400 vessel years of statistics and its findings make interesting reading. “Main engine damage makes up nearly 35% of machinery claims costs,” says Lars Malm, Director, Strategic Business Development and Client Relationship for The Swedish Club.

Wärtsilä’s New CPP System

At SMM Wärtsilä introduced its latest development of large Controllable Pitch (CP) Propellers, based on the previously known E-hub type. The new Wärtsilä CP propeller system addresses the demands of medium and large size vessel owners, and is particularly applicable for special vessels that are equipped with dynamic positioning capabilities, as well as vessels having ice notation, the manufacturer said. Among the benefits cited are an increased load capability, the high propulsive efficiency…

Navy Rescue Fishing Vessel Crew, Prevent Guam Wreck Pollution

Wreck of Daiki Maru 7: Photo courtesy of USN

Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conducted a search and rescue operation and rescued 10 fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel that ran aground in Apra Harbor near Spanish Steps, Guam. Subsequently Navy personnel removed environmentally hazardous materials from the wreck. "Through the efforts of HSC-25 and the U.S. Coast Guard, we were able to successfully meet our first priority, which was to rescue the crew members," said Capt. Mike Ward, commanding officer of Naval Base Guam. The U.S.

Sunken Tug to Be Removed in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard received approval for removal and destruction of tugboat Challenger under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWCPA). An incident command will be established and operations will begin Monday, February 1, to manage the removal of the tugboat that sank in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel September 12, 2015. The operation could take weeks to complete. “Our highest priorities are safety to the environment and safety of operations and responders,” said Capt. Shannan D. Greene, federal on-scene coordinator for the tug Challenger response and the commander of Coast Guard Sector Juneau. The Coast Guard hired divers in September…

Wärtsilä Launches WTT-40 Transverse Thruster

The WTT-40 addresses market requirements for high power transverse thrusters for bow and stern applications

Wärtsilä is launching its new Wärtsilä WTT-40 transverse thruster. The first WTT-40's have been ordered and are scheduled for delivery during 2016. This first variant is part of Wärtsilä's new transverse thruster series and features a 4000 kW power level and a 3400 mm diameter controllable pitch propeller, neither of which have been available in Wärtsilä's current product range. While Wärtsilä has designed and built large, up to 5500 kW, transverse thrusters as customised versions…

DNV GL Revises Stern Tube Bearing Class Notations

Propeller shaft system (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL has revised its class rules for single stern tube bearing installations and introduced two new class notations, “Shaft align(1)” and “Shaft align(2)”, to help customers better manage the risk of stern tube bearing failure. The new class notations can be assigned to both newbuilds and vessels in service in conjunction with propeller shaft withdrawal. The classification rules covering shaft alignment are formulated to achieve an acceptable distribution of loading on the shaft bearings and lubrication of the aft bearing…

MHI Renew Hyundai's Low-speed Diesel Engine Contract

MHI, HHI Signing Ceremony: Photo credit MHI

Through this licensing arrangement MHI seeks to further accelerate penetration of the Mitsubishi-UE engines in Korea, which has a near 35% share in the world's shipbuilding market, and other countries; it also aims to enhance its collaborative relationship with HHI, looking to boost the low-speed marine diesel engines' share in the global market. Specifically the new agreement grants licensing privileges to HHI to manufacture, sell and service Mitsubishi-UE LSE and LSE-Eco series engines with cylinder bores of between 350 to 800 millimeters (mm).

Wärtsilä Sign Van Oord Parts & Service Agreement

Dredging work: Image courtesy of Van Oord

Wärtsilä and Van Oord, the Netherlands-based contractor for dredging and offshore projects, have entered into an exclusive partnership for all field service and parts supply. The agreement covers preventive and corrective engine maintenance by Wärtsilä on Van Oord's fleet of dredging and other vessels. The contract has a total value of EUR 30 - 40 million over three years. The framework agreement will enable both parties to plan the required service work well in advance, thereby ensuring minimal vessel downtime and the effective use of human resources.

Chevron Lubricant Receives Approval from WinGD

Chevron Marine Lubricants received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) for the use of its Taro Special HT 100 cylinder lubrication oil in a number of the manufacturer’s engines when operating on a wide variety of fuels from 0.0% to 3.5% sulphur, including fuels compliant with emissions control area (ECA) regulations with a maximum content of 0.10% sulphur, eliminating the need to change cylinder lubricants when operating in and out of ECAs. This follows 2,000 hours of validation testing on-board a Panamax containership fitted with a Wärtsilä 8RT-flex82T engine. The NOL applies to the use of Taro Special HT 100 in WinGD X…

Wärtsilä Debuts Controllable Pitch Propeller System

The new Wärtsilä CP propeller system offers greater efficiency and a reduced environmental impact.

At the SMM exhibition and conference in Hamburg, Germany, Wärtsilä is introducing its latest development of large Controllable Pitch (CP) Propellers, based on the previously known E-hub type. The new CP propeller system offers greater efficiency and a reduced environmental impact. The new Wärtsilä CP propeller system addresses the demands of medium and large size vessel owners, and is particularly applicable for special vessels that are equipped with dynamic positioning capabilities, as well as vessels having ice notation, the manufacturer said.

Matson Monitors Cylinder Liner Wear

The cylinder liner is a crucial part of a ship’s engine, as monitoring wear not only extends operational life but also prevents unexpected and costly repairs, with the average cost for a replacement liner at over $150,000. Matson has installed Parker Kittiwake’s LinerSCAN onto several of its vessels as part of a range of condition monitoring tools. Payback proved immediate, as on the first voyage after installation, the LinerSCAN system indicated increased wear on the cylinder liners.

Dresser-Rand to Acquire Synchrony

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Synchrony, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in January 2012. Synchrony is a technology development company with a portfolio of technologies and products including active magnetic bearings (AMB), high speed motors and generators, and power electronics for clean, efficient, and reliable rotating machinery. A private company founded in 1993, Synchrony is headquartered in Roanoke County, Virginia, where it develops, manufactures, and tests its products in an ISO 9001-certified facility which includes a best-in-class model shop  for rapid prototype fabrication and assembly.

Scania 13-Liter Inline Engine for EPA Tier 3

Photo: Scania

Scania’s 13-liter EPA Tier 3 engine, intended for propulsion and auxiliary use, along with the powerful 16-liter EPA Tier 3 engine, will be showcased at The International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. Scania engines are all based on Scania's new modular engine platform, which is used for marine, industrial, power generation, truck and bus applications worldwide. The engines build on a long tradition of power packages that share both technology and architecture with Scania's truck and bus engines.

Thordon's Compac Ordered for 2 EcoCoasters

An artist’s impression of the VG EcoCoaster  design (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Thordon Bearings’ Swedish distributor, Duwel Sweden, has signed a contract with Caterpillar Propulsion for the supply and installation of Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems to the two general cargo ships Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes is building for Finland’s Meriaura Group. Each state-of-the-art 4700 dwt VG EcoCoaster, designed by Meriaura Group together with partners Foreship and Aker Arctic Technology, will feature COMPAC bearings, a Thordon Water Quality Package and a forward shaft seal in order to exceed current and anticipated environmental regulations.

Klüber Offers More than 70 PFPE Oils and Greases

Image: Klüber Lubrication

Specialty lubricants manufacturer Klüber Lubrication informs it now offers more than 70 perfluorinated polyether (PFPE) oils and greases products under the BARRIERTA, Klüberalfa, and Klübertemp brand names. Known for their stable, nonflammable and non-reactive properties, PFPE oils and greases provide excellent high-temperature performance for many industries, including: marine, automotive, aerospace, electronics, chemicals, textiles, plastics and food and beverage. The thermal stability of these lubricants withstand operating temperatures up to 572 degrees F (300 degrees C).

Automatic Lubrication Device Eliminates Guesswork – and Failures

Specialty lubricant provider Klüber Lubrication and perma-tec, a producer of single point automatic lubricators, have launched a new product line designed to provide customers in the marine industry with a cost effective and reliable solution for onboard equipment maintenance. The product line carries the brand name “Klübermatic” and represents a unique approach to improving marine operations. The new, collaborative effort combines specialty lubricants for a variety of applications the hardware for single point automatic lubrication of all manners of deck and machinery equipment.

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