Total Lubmarine’s Talusia Universal (BN57) has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from WinGD for all fuels – liquid and gas – with a sulphur content between 0.00% - 1.50%
The NOL was awarded with no restrictions following the completion of two tests carried out on two different vessels fitted with W6X72 engines.
The tests were conducted on split engines comparing Talusia Universal with a BN40 reference cylinder lube oil (CLO). One test was carried out with compliant 0.50% very low sulphur fuel oil, the other test with compliant <0.1% ultra low sulphur fuel oil for 2,350 and 2,000 running hours respectively.
‘Following both tests, Talusia Universal performed significantly better than the reference CLO for deposit control and general piston cleanliness, while maintaining excellent wear rates,’ commented Justin Van Tries, Total Lubmarine’s engineer responsible for sea trials.
Total Lubmarine’s Technical Director, Jean-Philippe Roman, also commented: ‘We are delighted that Talulsia Universal has received the NOL from WinGD for all fuels with 0.00% to 1.50% sulphur.
‘Our team worked extremely closely with WinGD, and this close cooperation was critical in achieving this successful outcome. Test results on both engines revealed high levels of cleanliness with negligible wear, demonstrating the effectiveness of Talusia Lubmarine.’
The NOL from WinGD follows the award of an NOL from MAN Energy Solutions in late 2019 for Talusia Universal following tests carried out on MAN B&W 2-stroke engines operating on fuels with less than 0.5% sulphur.