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WinGD validates Total Lubmarine’s cylinder oil for dual fuel engines

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Total Lubmarine’s cylinder oil Talusia Universal (57 BN, SAE 50) has received a revised No Objection Letter (NOL) from Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) adding DF Validation for the WinGD range of DF engines and confirms the validation across the full range of WinGD, including legacy Sulzer, engines.

The NOL was awarded following the successful completion of extensive field tests comprising more than 8,000 hours, including 4,000 hours performed onboard a vessel with a 6X62DF engine burning LNG.

The DF validation adds to the existing Talusia Universal NOL, issued on March 3, 2020, for use in WinGD X, WinGD X-DF, WinGD RT-flex, WinGD RT-flex-DF, Wärtsilä RTA, Wärtsilä RT-flex and Wärtsilä X engines, as well as in Sulzer 2-stroke engines operating on fuels with a sulfur content in the range of 0.00<S<1.50 % m/m.

WinGD’s latest NOL for Talusia Universal means the cylinder oil is seamlessly compatible and proven for any IMO 2020 compliant fuel strategy such as LSFO, VLSFO, ULSFO and LNG. It represents the true single cylinder oil solution for the lubrication of modern 2-stroke diesel and DF engines using IMO 2020 and ECA compliant fuels.

“We are delighted WinGD recognises the value in how our advanced lubricant chemistry in Talusia Universal can benefit engine performance,” says Robert Joore, general manager of Total Lubmarine. “The growth in LNG and this DF validation of Talusia Universal represents a significant milestone to help our customers make the move to a more sustainable and cleaner marine fuel with a compatible lubricant solution.”

Talusia Universal BN 57 offers excellent performance with a unique chemistry that ensures optimum engine cleanliness and efficient acid neutralization that perfectly maintains the ring pack status and minimizes cylinder wear. It extends the operational efficiency of ships’ engines offering long-term OPEX advantages. 

“Choosing Talusia Universal will deliver efficiencies in engine performance to meet with today’s IMO operating parameters and new fuel choices,” says Serge Dal Farra, global marketing manager from Total Lubmarine.

Talusia Universal single oil solution makes the onboard operation, supply and management of lubricant easier as operators and engineers no longer need to match different BN lubricants to different fuel types, avoiding complex BN management and CLO switching.