Marine Lubricants

Adjusting Marine Lubes for Ammonia Fuels
The Ammonia 2-4 project represents an important step towards commercial ship engine concepts after early combustion tests with ammonia fuel blends. © Wärtsilä Corporation

Adjusting Marine Lubes for Ammonia Fuels

Lube Report EMEA - September 13, 2022

As marine engine manufacturers develop equipment that can run on ammonia, it has become clear they will require modified ...

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

The United States exported 33% more and imported more than 110% more automotive, diesel and marine engine lubricating oi ...

Choices Aplenty: Selecting a Lubricant for Heavy-duty Diesel Marine Engines

Choices Aplenty: Selecting a Lubricant for Heavy-duty Diesel Marine Engines

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

As engine technology and emissions requirements in the marine sector continually shift, lubricants must keep pace. What ...

IMO 2020 Also Affected Trunk Piston Oils

IMO 2020 Also Affected Trunk Piston Oils

Lube Report EMEA - February 22, 2022

A 2020 emissions regulation that caused ship operators to transition to cylinder oils with lower base numbers had less i ...

Bridging to Category II Cylinder Oils

Bridging to Category II Cylinder Oils

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

Maritime emissions regulations introduced in 2020 caused ship operators to transition to cylinder oils with lower base n ...

Castrol Profits Rise in 2021, Slip in Q4

Castrol Profits Rise in 2021, Slip in Q4

Lube Report EMEA - February 8, 2022

BP reported that the underlying replacement cost profit before interest and tax for its Castrol lubricants business clim ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

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 imple ...

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 ...