A Latvian shipping company has reported an estimated saving of $265.00 in one year since switching 84 reciprocating air compressors from a high quality mineral oil to a synthetic oil. Before deciding to switch to the synthetic lubricant, the company conducted an 18-month test on two of its ship to compare the performance of the synthetic oil with a competitive mineral oil. The testing confirmed that the synthetic lubricant reduced maintenance costs, eliminated excessive and costly compressor failures, and greatly extended oil drain intervals. The number of man-hours needed to maintain and clean the compressors was also reduced by as much as 15 times.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Propulsion Intl, June 1995, p 33 [1 p, 3 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00717181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM