Marine Lubricants

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders
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Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

Among the many zero- or low-carbon fuels being considered by engine manufacturers to address the International Maritime ...

Monitoring Urged for New Cylinder Oils

Monitoring Urged for New Cylinder Oils

Lube Report Asia - July 23, 2021

Lubrication and protection of ship engines became much more complex after implementation of IMO 2020 fuel regulations, m ...

More Change Foreseen for Marine Lubes

More Change Foreseen for Marine Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 7, 2021

Marine engine oils have evolved significantly the past couple years due to implementation of the IMO 2020 fuel regulatio ...

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

As the marine shipping industry transitions to engines using new fuel types that generate less carbon dioxide, cylinder ...

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir ...

Mandated Marine Lubes Differ Widely

Mandated Marine Lubes Differ Widely

Lube Report EMEA - December 8, 2020

Government requirements for environmentally acceptable lubricants are relatively simple, but performance properties of p ...

Oil Monitoring of Marine Lubes Still Key

Oil Monitoring of Marine Lubes Still Key

Lube Report Americas - December 2, 2020

IMO 2020’s lower sulfur cap had a profound impact on the marine lubricant landscape, changing not only oil formulation ...

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

In effect since the start of the year, the International Marine Organization’s 2020 international convention was impl ...

Seeking New Business During a Pandemic

Seeking New Business During a Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - September 23, 2020

Advice for lubricant manufacturers weathering the COVID-19 storm continues to point toward finding new sources of revenu ...

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

A city on South Korea’s Jeju Island says a project that recovers waste lubricants generated by fishing vessels is help ...

IMO 2020 Causes Shift to Low-Sulfur Fuels

IMO 2020 Causes Shift to Low-Sulfur Fuels

Lube Report EMEA - May 22, 2020

Maritime emissions regulations that took effect at the start of this year led the shipping to shift to low-sulfur fuel o ...

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The Journey to Compliance

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

Now that the marine industrys approach to IMO 2020 seems to be settling out, lubricant producers can ramp up efforts on ...

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Study Plugs Scrubbers for IMO 2020

Lube Report EMEA - August 13, 2019

A Norwegian research group recently stated that overall emissions of greenhouse gases would be lower if ships installed ...

Lubricant Formulations Challenged by IMO 2020

Lubricant Formulations Challenged by IMO 2020

Lube Report Asia - July 19, 2019

Marine lubricants will need formulations for multiple types of fuel when ship owners comply with IMO 2020 regulations ef ...

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

A new ASTM International guide developed to help the marine industry determine whether a lubricant is environmentally ac ...

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Gauging Lube Impacts of New Marine Fuels

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

Seventy-two percent of vessels are projected to use very-low-sulfur fuel oil after the International Maritime Organizati ...

Gauging Lube Impacts of New Marine Fuels

Gauging Lube Impacts of New Marine Fuels

Lube Report EMEA - May 28, 2019

Seventy-two percent of vessels are projected to use very-low-sulfur fuel oil after the International Maritime Organizati ...