LOW SULPHUR FUEL OPERATION OF MARINE SLOW SPEED DIESEL ENGINES

During the Middle East oil embargo when ships were forced to bunker with low sulphur fuels, reports began to be received of damage to main engines due to catastrophic wear rates. Explains why high alkaline cylinder oils, developed for use with high sulphur fuels, generally fail and describes the development of a multi-purpose lubricating oil. Results indicate that the low sulphur phenomena is a complex function involving thermal loading, lubrication technology and sulphur content of the fuel. The ultimate goal is a single lubricating grade for all fuels and all engines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at International Marine Exhibition (IME), London, April 27-30, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bidoli, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM