Chan Seng Huat was hoping to increase the operational efficiency of two of its fishery boats, each fitted with a Cummins engine – models NTA855 and KTA19-M respectively. The owner was therefore looking to find ways to safely reduce downtime, improve productivity and extend oil drain intervals. It contacted ExxonMobil with a view to assessing the best possible engine lubricant alternatives.
ExxonMobil recommended that Chan Seng Huat’s two vessels switch to Mobilgard™ HSD 15W-40, an oil designed to provide outstanding performance in modern, high-speed marine diesel engines. As a result, the oil drain intervals of the two Cummins engines were safely extended to 750 hours, three times the engine builder’s recommendation, as confirmed by data from Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis.
Based on the outcomes of the trials, if Chan Seng Huat was to implement the change across its fleet of 20 vessels, a total of 8,500 litres of oil could be saved each year, offering a potential saving of more than US $27,350 (RM126,800),* including extended equipment life and service benefits.**
*Projected savings are based on a full implementation across Chan Seng Huat’s fleet of 20 vessels (assuming 10 vessels use Cummins NTA855 and 10 vessels use Cummins KTA19-M) and include reduction of oil consumed, maintenance fees and oil analysis tests.
**Based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.
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