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Jean-Philippe Roman, lubmarine – technical director, Total Lubmarine

Total Lubmarine introduces new lubes to combat cold corrosion

Total Lubmarine has launched its newest product named Talusia Universal 100, designed to reduce the risk of cold corrosion in Mark 8.1 and the next generation engines.

Talusia Universal 100 is built on the chemistry of Total Lubmarine's pioneering single-oil Talusia Universal, which has proven its reliability and efficiency for owners, according to Jean-Philippe Roman, lubmarine – technical director, Total Lubmarine.

“The difference between Talusia Universal and Talusia Universal 100 is the higher addictive concentration of the latter in order to reach BN (base number) 100,” Jean-Philippe told Seatrade Global.

“New engines are now focusing on reducing fuel consumption and ships are slow steaming. Hence the new engines will have higher pressure during operations under lower temperatures, promoting a condition of acid condensation coming from the sulphur of the fuel. And with high-sulphur fuel, the risk of acid condensation is higher, leading to risks of corrosive wear in engines,” he explained.

However, Jean-Philippe highlighted that the new engine market is currently relatively small, representing about 10% of the global market. “Talusia Universal 100 will progressively enter the market to meet increasing demands from the next generation engines,” he said.

Talusia Universal 100 is now available in 12 ports, namely Singapore, Europoort, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Busan, Ulsan, UAE ports, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans and Gibraltar.

Meanwhile, Total Lubmarine is developing a second generation single-cylinder lubricant, which will be suitable for ships burning high-sulphur fuel or very low sulphur distillate fuel, Jean-Philippe revealed, adding that the company is already testing the product in the field.

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