Gulf Oil Marine's approach to Cylinder Oil Lubrication

Launched in July 2011, GulfSea Cylcare EHP 5055 is the latest step in Gulf Oil Marine’s cylinder oil development programme. With the majority of Gulf Oil Marine’s customers trading globally, Don Gregory, Director for Innovation and Technology, said “Cylinder oil availability, cost effectiveness and superior performance is critical for Gulf Oil Marine’s customers.” In the 70’s and 80’s, most ships traditionally used 70BN cylinder oil with a viscosity grade of SAE 50. In the late 80s and early 90s, new engine designs created lubrication challenges, principally due to overcooled liners, resulting in scuffing and catastrophic wear. The lubrication solution at the time was higher BN and an SAE 60 grade.

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