Total Lubmarine has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from the engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions for the use of TALUSIA UNIVERSAL on MAN B&W two-stroke engines operating with IMO 2020-compliant very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO).
To achieve its NOL, TALUSIA UNIVERSAL was tested by MAN-ES engineers on an 8S50MC-C MAN B&W engine operating on VLSFO.
Total Lubmarine Technical Director, Jean-Philippe Roman, said: ‘We are very pleased to receive this approval and requalification for use with the latest IMO 2020 low sulphur fuels. My team has worked extremely hard with MAN-ES, whose close cooperation has been key in achieving this successful outcome. Following rigorous tests, the engine appeared very clean, with negligible wear, demonstrating the high quality of the TALUSIA UNIVERSAL solution.’
Total Lubmarine also announced that it has completed a successful 1,400-hour trial of TALUSIA UNIVERSAL on a dual-fuel MAN B&W 7G50ME-GIE engine running continuously on gas with pilot fuel oil. ‘Thanks to its high levels of detergency,’ said Total Lubmarine, ‘the tests revealed that TALUSIA UNIVERSAL is also able to achieve cleanliness even on latest generation engines.’
Total Lubmarine Global Marketing Manager, Serge Dal Farra, commented: ‘We believe that TALUSIA UNIVERSAL is the best and most obvious solution for the IMO 2020 transition period offering an effective premium option for demanding engines.’