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Mobilgard™ 540 cylinder oil now available for use with 0.50% sulphur fuels

ExxonMobil has confirmed that Mobilgard™ 540, a cylinder oil for use with all 0.50% sulphur fuels, including ExxonMobil’s EMF.5™ range, is now available in all major ports around the world including Hong Kong, Singapore, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The lubricant meets the requirements of OEMs MAN ES and WinGD.

Mobilgard 540 cylinder oil is compatible at any volume with ExxonMobil’s current MobilGard™ cylinder oil range, which will help to streamline the switchover to the new lubricant as no tank cleaning will be required.

To help with the transition, ExxonMobil has developed a step-by-step guide to help the maritime industry safely and effectively navigate the fuels and lubricants switchover process. A copy of the document can be downloaded here.

“Mobilgard 540 is an extension to our long-standing MobilGard cylinder oil range. Used in combination with ExxonMobil's EMF.5 fuels range, it will enable vessel operators to have confidence when complying with the IMO’s revised sulphur limit, without compromising on quality or performance,” said Frans Horjus, Global Marine Lubricants Manager at ExxonMobil.

“However, the switch to a low-sulphur future will require careful stock management. As part of this procedure, vessel operators should work with fuel and lubricant suppliers that possess the technical skills to help them manage the switchover process.”

Mobilgard 540 cylinder oil will also be offered at additional locations through the company’s extensive delivery network if bought in bulk and in packs. Details and further updates will be available via the company’s Ports and Services guide.

Click here for more information about ExxonMobil’s full range of marine fuels.

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