Two products within ExxonMobil Marine Fuels and Lubricants’ range of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) have received approval from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.
Which EAL’s Have Been Approved?
The two EAL products that have been approved by Fincantieri are; Mobil SHC Aware™ H 46 and Mobil SHC Aware H 68.
The Mobil SHC Aware H Series of synthetic hydraulic fluids, part of the Mobil SHC Aware product line, were formulated to meet the requirements for environmentally acceptable lubricants outlined in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). The hydraulic oils are suitable for a range of applications including marine controllable pitch propeller (CPP) systems, fin stabilisers, deck equipment and hydraulic steering systems.
Why Have Financteri Approved These Eals?
An Industry standard ASTM (ASTM D2272 11 Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test (RPVOT)) test showed that Mobil SHC Aware H 46 and Mobil SHC Aware H 68 qualify as low maintenance oils, providing up to three times the operational life of a normal maintenance oil.
What Do ExxonMobil Say?
Iain White, ExxonMobil’s Global Marketing Manager for Marine Fuels and Lubricants, said: “This latest OEM approval underlines how our Mobil SHC Aware H Series can protect machinery against wear and reduce maintenance while complying with environmental regulations.”