Chevron Marine Lubricants’ 100BN cylinder oil, Taro Special HT 100 has received approval for its use in another engine range – products made by Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (formerly Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd.).
Following the completion of a 4,000-hour shipboard testing program on a Wärtsilä 8RT-flex82T engine conducted by Chevron and reviewed by the OEM, as well as and analysis of the engine and samples of the lubricating oil, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd has now issued a full No Objection Letter (NOL) covering the use of the lubricant, Chevron announced today.
The approval allows the use of Taro Special HT 100 oil in Wärtsilä RTA, RT-flex and W-X engines as well as in Sulzer two-stroke engines operating on fuels with sulphur contents in the range of 2 to 3.5 percent on a continuous basis.
This follows on an NOL issued last year by MAN Diesel & Turbo following sea trials of Taro Special HT 100.
In addition to the trials for MAN and Wärtsilä engines, Chevron Marine Lubricants said it has accumulated over 1 million hours worth of commercial operation with Taro Special HT 100.
The development of Taro Special HT 100 was overseen from Chevron Marine Lubricants’ affiliated global research and development facility in Ghent, Belgium, which also undertakes in depth analysis of many thousands of lubricant samples from deep sea vessels every year.
Taro Special HT 100 is available across the Chevron Hallmark Ports network, in addition to its numerous standard ports worldwide.