Lubricants provide a barrier between rubbing surfaces and prevent metallic wear. They consume 5% to 15% of the energy transmitted to provide this lubrication. This energy loss is used for overcoming churning losses and friction losses, which are load, viscosity, and chemistry dependent.
A comprehensive lube management program can result in improved energy efficiency and financial benefits.
In the past, the energy aspect did not receive much attention in the selection of lubricant oils. Most ship operators choose the lubricating oils with the lowest cost - and inherently, the lowest quality. A comprehensive evaluation of lubricant oils can help operators select the right lubricant based on viscosity, additives, and the quantity of those additives. Moreover, it can help operators protect their assets and extend machinery life by 3-4 times.
The Viswa Group’s capabilities in in-depth marine fuel analysis are well known. The Viswa Group carries out similar in-depth studies on lubricating oils for the Marine Industry.
The Viswa Group is globally positioned with 6 labs worldwide for testing multiple lubricating oils. Our experts have studied these lube oils’ various parameters and how their composition can adversely affect machinery performance in great detail.
As part of “Total Lube Management,” we:
There are multiple lubricating oils available in the market, and their properties can vary substantially between one product and another.
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