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Castrol launches cylinder oil for ECA operations

Castrol launches cylinder oil for ECA operations
Castrol has launched a new marine cylinder oil designed for operations in emission control areas (ECAs) at Marintec China 2015.

Cyltech ACT is vessels using low sulphur fuels, including LNG, and utilises Ash Control Technology (ACT), which minimises the risk of ash build up protecting critical parts of the engine.

Cyltech ACT has a BN of 16 and Castrol claims it creates over 30% less ash than a 25BN oil.

“Castrol has always maintained that effectively lubricating the cylinders of large two-stroke engines in today’s complex environment can only be achieved through the selection of a range of lubricants,” said Paul Turner vp of marine and energy for Castrol.

“In terms of the 2015 ECA requirements, we have invested in analysing vessels’ transitions so that we can bring a high performance lubricant to market that is based on insight-driven technology.”

Castrol said Cyltech ACT would be available in Singapore, ARA and key US ports by the end of first quarter 2016 with other countries and ports following throughout the year.