By switching to a 100 BN cylinder oil and implementing Mobil Serv℠ Cylinder Condition Monitoring, Pacific International Lines (PIL) was able to put a stop to cold corrosion and optimise oil feed rates on the Kota Sabas, a 51,500 ton container vessel.
The cylinder oil feed rate was lowered to 0.9 g/kWh with high reserve BN levels averaging at 35. This resulted in improved engine performance, increased vessel reliability and a reduction in oil consumption of 36 per cent. No visible signs of corrosion were found on the engine’s liners following the switch.
Scrape down analysis indicated that additional savings could be available through further feed rate optimisation.
Find out how we can help optimise your vessel’s performance and reliability by contacting an ExxonMobil representative.
Based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending on the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.
Providing you with reliable, cost-effective solutions
Our services help reduce feed rates and consumption, helping increase the reliability of shipboard equipment and minimise maintenance costs.
Get in touch with our customer service teams and technical help desk professionals for help with your marine needs.