Oil major ExxonMobil has launched a line of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) to its range of high-performance marine lubricants
The company said Mobil SHC Aware hydraulic series oils and Mobil SHC Aware grease EP 0 are formulated to meet the US vessel general permit requirements for EALs and are ideal for underwater machinery operating in areas where environmental protection regulations are in force.
Both products are formulated to be readily biodegradable. Hydraulic oils have excellent demulsibility, easing water removal in critical applications. The products also meet EU Ecolabel regulations.
ExxonMobil said the Mobil SHC Aware hydraulic series can be used in hydraulic winches, ramps, hatches, doors, cranes, pumps and other deck equipment adding that the product’s formulation helps to deliver performance benefits, including protection across a wide temperature range, superior low-temperature start-up, high resistance to oxidation and thermal damage compared to conventional lubricants, and excellent shear stability to ensure a long operating life.
ExxonMobil said “The lubricants can also protect system components against wear and scuffing, which can deliver long equipment life and reduce maintenance between drydocks.”
Mobil SHC Aware grease is suited for use in rudder stocks and is expected to bring benefits to bearing protection, rust and corrosion resistance. The product’s adhesion and resistance to water washout will avoid the need for frequent regreasing.
“Vessel operators increasingly need lubricants that combine high performance with regulatory compliance – that’s why we are adding Mobil SHC Aware hydraulic series and Mobil SHC Aware grease EP 0 to our range of EALs,” said ExxonMobil’s global marine lubricants sales manager Frans Horjus.
“The lubricants provide outstanding performance across a range of applications, even under harsh conditions, safeguarding equipment against unscheduled maintenance and associated costs.”
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