Oil giant ExxonMobil has announced the release of a new oil for marine vehicle engines, which is free of zinc.
The innovative lubricant is intended to maximise the performance of engines in compliance with environmental legislation.
The Tier IV legislation from the US Environmental Protection Agency was designed to cut emissions from boat and ship engines, and requires those operating such vehicles to find lubricants that are compatible with this, without negatively impacting on performance.
ExxonMobil has stated that its new Mobilgard 410 NC offers an approximately 20% enhancement in piston cleanliness, while also providing around 50% reductions in levels of liner wear. The firm’s marine fuels and lubricants sales manager for the Americas, Scott Murphy, stated:
“As more Tier IV engines enter the marketplace, the versatility of Mobilgard 410 NC will be even more valuable.”
“The new lubricant also delivers outstanding performance and component protection for a wide range of aftermarket treatment devices commonly used in Tier IV engines, including EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) or SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction).”
This new Mobilgard 410 NC oil will function in both high and medium-speed diesel engines, designed for marine craft that meet Tier IV regulations in terms of lower emissions of diesel particulate matter and nitrogen oxide.
ExxonMobil is already an industry leader when it comes to oils and greases, thanks to products like Mobil ATF LT 71141 and Mobil Unirex EP2.