ExxonMobil Debuts New Multi-fuel Marine Cylinder Oil
ExxonMobil is introducing the latest addition to its MobilGard cylinder oil range, Mobilgard 540 X, specifically formulated for use with both 0.10% and 0.50% sulphur fuels and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Mobilgard 540 X is designed to meet the advanced cleanliness and protection needs of newer engine designs and meets WinGD’s requirements for all three fuel types.
According to the manufacturer, Mobilgard 540 X has passed extensive fit-for-use testing on the most recent engine designs and is specifically formulated to combat deposit formulation with ‘keep-clean’ performance across all low-sulphur fuels, including LNG. The cylinder oil also allows for substantial feed rate reduction compared to current-generation cylinder oil formulations.
“As the first cylinder oil to be approved for use with all three low-sulphur fuel types and gas validated by WinGD, Mobilgard 540 X is a first-to-market offering in our industry that allows vessel operators to seamlessly switch between these fuels without compromising on quality or performance,” said Frans Horjus, global marine lubricants sales manager at ExxonMobil.
Mobilgard 540 X will be available from June 2020 in major ports around the world including Singapore, the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam port area, Houston, Hong Kong and Korea. It will also be offered at additional locations through an extensive network of more than 650 ports throughout the world.