Chevron Develops Lubricants To Deal With Upcoming Sulfur Restrictions
By Jack Burke11 September 2018
Chevron Marine Lubricants has developed a range of cylinder lubricants that the company said is compatible with virtually all available global sulfur cap 2020 compliance options.
As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulfur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a multi-fuel future is a fast approaching reality, Chevron said. Lubricants are essential to the smooth operation and service life of propulsion machinery, but their optimal use is highly dependent on fuel sulfur content. The Taro Ultra range of lubricants is designed to deliver the same performance and protection expected from Chevron’s Taro engine lubricants, with the benefit of being compatible with almost all engines, marine bunker fuels and abatement technologies, the company said. Chevron said the full range of Taro Ultra products cover the needs of the vast majority of vessel owners, from Taro Ultra 25 which is compatible with low sulfur fuel, distillates and many alternative fuels, to Taro Ultra 140 which is ideal for applications using high sulfur bunker fuels that require scrubber emission abatement technology.
Specifically developed by Chevron Marine Lubricants to help ship owners and operators maintain efficient operations before and after the 2020 global sulfur cap implementation, Taro Ultra products support the industry’s transition to fuel sulfur constricted operations from 2020.
“A key driver for launching Taro Ultra is to ensure the product availability and the flexibility to meet the demands of the changing sulfur global landscape, recognizing the need for more diverse fuel options we expect to be available both now and post-2020. This enables customers to make clear and concise choices that suit their unique operating requirements, ensuring the right products are available in the right places,” said Chia Yoo Soon, general manager at Chevron Marine Lubricants.
The new range of Taro Ultra lubricants will be phased in throughout 2019.