Ian Bown

Technical Manager, Marine Diesel Engine Oils

The Need for MAN Cat. II for Two-Stroke Marine Engines

January 11, 2022

Changes in emissions legislation and the introduction of lower sulphur fuels have changed the needs of the market and led to the introduction of MAN Cat. II.

Enhanced lubricants to support shippings shift to future fuels

Enhanced Lubricants to Support Shipping's Shift to Future Fuels

October 25, 2021

Ship operators must work alongside the companies they charge with maintaining engine condition to ensure a smooth transition to using alternative fuels.

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.

Clean Fuels Will Usher in New Era of Engine Challenges

February 19, 2021

The reduction in fuel sulphur this year has started a process that will redefine how ship operators need to look after their engines, and how marine diesel cylinder lubricants are formulated.

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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.