ExxonMobil Offers New Zinc-Free Marine Engine Oil
Marine fuel and lubricant providers increasingly are playing a pivotal role in helping ship and boat owners to reduce emissions and improve performance. To this end, ExxonMobil introduced Mobilgard 410 NC, touted by the oil company as a zinc-free high-performance oil that offers marine operators an improvement in piston cleanliness (up to 20%), a reduction in liner wear (up to 50%), and a significant enhancement in bearing protection.
It also is designed to help maximize the performance of a number of medium and high-speed engine types, including newer designs that comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier IV requirements.
In testing conducted in extreme service conditions with both Electro Motive Diesel (EMD) and General Electric (GE) marine engines, the company reports that Mobilgard 410 NC technology performed well in a number of critical performance areas. Based on the field trials Mobilgard 410 NC is now approved for use in EMD and GE engines. It also meets the requirements for Detroit Diesel, Alco and Fairbanks Morse marine diesel units.
Mobilgard 410 NC also is compatible with Tier IV medium and high-speed marine diesel engines designed to meet the upcoming U.S. EPA requirements, which continue to be phased in from Jan. 1, 2015, call for dramatic reductions in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and diesel particulate matter (PM) in new medium- and high-speed marine diesel engines.
“As more Tier IV engines enter the marketplace, the versatility of Mobilgard 410 NC will be even more valuable,” said Scott Murphy, Americas sales manager, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants. “The new lubricant also delivers outstanding performance and component protection for a wide range of aftermarket treatment devices commonly used in Tier IV engines, including EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) or SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction). In addition, Mobilgard 410 NC is compatible with alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biodiesel.”
Mobilgard 410 NC, which enters production in early December 2014, will replace Mobilgard 409 NC in all U.S. and Canadian locations.