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Total Lubmarine opens new US laboratory

Total Lubmarine has opened a new testing laboratory in Chicago, US to extend the global reach of its technical support services.

The opening of the new Diagomar Plus Laboratory means the marine lubricant specialist now has five centers around the world – Chicago, Ertvelde in Belgium, Singapore, Shanghai and Panama City.

“Our customers around the world value the level of technical expertise and support our dedicated teams are able to offer them to not only help deliver engine lubrication recommendations for optimum cost control results but crucially, through analysis and insight of equipment, to ensure operational efficiency and safety, and helping reduce vessel machinery downtime,” said Olivier Suming, service product manager at Total Lubmarine.

“North America is an increasingly busy market for us and the opening of the Chicago Lab ensures we have a specialist team on hand to deliver onshore dedicated technical support to our customers,” he added.

Through the new laboratory, Total Lubmarine’s customers in North America are able to access rapid and accurate lubricating oil analysis services for monitoring the performance and condition of marine engines and auxiliary machinery, helping them proactively prevent unnecessary damage.

The range of services available through the new Chicago facility include standard analyses for engine oil, non-engine oil, drain oil, thermal oil, stern tube oil, and EAL (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant).

Suming said: “The speed of service and delivery of final test results using any one of our worldwide labs is usually completed within 48 to 72 hours. Ship operators are supplied with the very best technical insight on the ‘health’ of their engines with quality reports that detail key findings and recommendations from our experts to better support decision making.”

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