By switching to a 100 BN cylinder oil and implementing the MobilGard™ Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) programme, 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 lubricant 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.
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This case study is 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.