The world's energy crisis has made marine power plant design a very dynamic, fast-changing technology. Diesel designers are increasing engine operating pressures and temperatures. While this increases fuel efficiency substantially, it puts a greater burden on the thin film of oil between moving parts. Better lubricants and more reliable application are needed to match the fuel-saving designs of the engines, so says Burnett J. Schulz, Mobil's marine technical services manager. A symposium, sponsored by Mobil Oil Corporation, was recently conducted in New York on the Care and Lubrication of Marine diesel engines. This article reviews the technical presentations on a number of aspects of diesel lubrication such as: Crosshead diesel cylinder lubrication; Crosshead diesel engine system oil; medium speed trunk diesel engine lubrication; practical aspects of marine diesel engine lubrication; diagnosis of engine operation and oil condition through used oil analysis; mobile marine test kits for shipboard use; wear and corrosion protection through lubricant performance; and marine fuels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Intec Press Limited

    3 Station Parade
    Whyteleafe, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Accession Number: 00172855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Tanker and Bulker International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM