Key Marine Bench Tests and their Results

May 24, 2022

Bench tests are critical in the development of new marine lubricants. They are used to investigate quality, offering the ability to check an oil’s performance in specific areas.

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.


The Introduction of MAN Cat. II for Two-Stroke Marine Engines

January 25, 2022

In 2020, MAN ES introduced the two tier cylinder oil approvals (Cat. I & Cat. II) recognizing the need for lubricants with improved deposit control performance.

Enabling Future Fuels to Decarbonize Shipping

January 17, 2022

Shipping faces challenges to decarbonize, including the 3-5-year timeline required to develop and test additive systems and then bring them to market.


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.