Harriet Brice

Technology Manager, Marine Diesel Engine Oils

The Importance of Bench Testing in the Marine Industry

February 04, 2022

Before marine lubricants are tested in full-scale engine field trials, a range of bench tests are undertaken.


Shipping's Journey to Decarbonization

October 15, 2021

As the shipping industry moves to a low carbon future, lubricant additive manufacturers will play a key role.

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Fuel Demand Drives Evolution in Lubricant Testing

August 19, 2020

Lubricant additive packages may be the key to solving some of the problems associated with very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO).

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Keeping Engines Running Amid 2020 Fuel Challenges

July 15, 2020

Early reports on the variable quality of very low-sulphur fuel oils confirm research highlighting the need for robust cylinder lubrication when using the new fuel blends.

Enabling IMO 2020 Compliance

February 05, 2020

Over the last decade, marine diesel cylinder lubricants have been focused on controlling corrosion, with higher base number (BN) lubricants being effective at neutralizing sulfuric acid generated by the combustion of high sulfur fuels.


The VLSFO Challenge: Looking Deeper for Lubricant Performance (Part 2)

January 29, 2020

Legacy cylinder oils may not protect ship engines from very low sulphur fuel oil; we look at the impact of 2020 fuels and how to lubricate for VLSFOs.