Over the last decade, marine diesel cylinder lubricants have been focused on controlling corrosion, with higher base number (BN) lubricants being effective at neutralizing sulfuric acid generated by the combustion of high sulfur fuels. Following the introduction of IMO 2020 and the reduced fuel sulfur content of compliant fuels, it’s likely we will see a shift towards lower BN lubricants.

In this video, Harriet Brice, Technology Manager, Marine Diesel Engine Oils, and Ian Bown, Technical Manager, Marine Diesel Engine Oils, discuss the variable characteristics of IMO 2020-compliant fuels and how selecting a robust lubricant that has been formulated specifically to address these challenges will be key to a successful strategy for complying with the IMO 2020 regulation.

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