Chevron Marine Lubricants has received approval from Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) for the use of its Taro Special HT 100 cylinder lubrication oil in a number of the manufacturer’s engines when operating on a wide variety of fuels from 0.0% to 3.5% Sulphur – including fuels compliant with emissions control area (ECA) regulations with a maximum content of 0.10% Sulphur – thereby removing the need to change cylinder lubricants when operating in and out of ECAs.
This follows 2,000 hours of validation testing on-board a Panamax containership fitted with a Wärtsilä 8RT-flex82T engine.
The approval applies to the use of Taro Special HT 100 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 two-stroke engines, operating on bunker fuels with a sulphur content ranging from zero to 3.5% by weight.
“As a leading developer of marine low-speed gas and diesel engines our target is to set the highest possible industry standards, a philosophy echoed throughout our rigorous testing regimes,” says Konrad Räss, general manager, combustions systems, WinGD.
“After thousands of hours of sea-trials, Taro Special HT 100 has shown that it meets the exacting standards demanded by WinGD and we have no hesitation in providing this approval.”
Chevron's Taro Special HT 100 is one of a full range of Taro cylinder lubricants, which – from the low 25 BN Taro Special HT LF to the new 140 BN Taro Special HT Ultra – provide solutions in all operating environments.