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September 12, 2019

Chevron Launches New Gear Oils

Photo: Chevron Marine Lubricants

Chevron Marine Lubricants introduced a new range of  gear oils designed for use in industrial and marine clutched gear systems.

In developing Meropa MG gear oils, Chevron Marine Lubricants responded to customer and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) demand for gear box oils designed to ensure optimal performance in Renk and Flender/Siemens, Reintjes and Brunvoll clutched gear boxes, each extensively used in marine vessels. Meropa MG gear oils carry approvals from those gearbox manufacturers, and also meet or exceed various industrial standards.

The formulation of Meropa MG gear oils is balanced to help provide both extreme pressure protection, while providing defense against yellow metal corrosion. Oils in the range are designed to offer long lubricant life, corrosion protection, good wear protection with high load carrying capacity and robust micro-pitting wear protection. Additionally, the thermal and oxidative stability of Meropa MG gear oils helps to minimize deposit formation, prevents varnish and sludge and keeps the components clean which can extend bearing and gear life.

Uniquely, the new gear oils are suitable for use in clutched gearboxes required to pass the Ortlinghaus clutch test, a seal of approval not granted to common oils that usually do not meet its requirements.

Meropa MG gear oils are also formulated to alleviate a common issue encountered with the use of gear oils. Over-aggressive chemistries in some other oils frequently attack gear box paint coatings and can cause filter plugging. However, the robust chemistry of Chevron Marine Lubricants’ new gear oils is designed to be compatible with multiple types of sealant and paint coatings and helps to prevent this issue, minimizing the possibility of leaking seals and paint blistering on the inside of the gearbox.

Meropa MG gear oils are available in the ISO VG 100/150/220 viscosity range and will be supplied in all Scandinavian ports. Depending on demand, supply areas could be expanded in the near future.