CIMAC releases Guideline on Lubrication of Reciprocating Gas Engines
General recommendation for cylinder lube oil (CLO) feed rate adjustment depending on deposit control tendency. Image courtesy of CIMAC

CIMAC releases Guideline on Lubrication of Reciprocating Gas Engines

The CIMAC Working Group 8 on Marine Lubricants has published a Guideline on the Lubrication of Reciprocating Gas Engines, which brings together current practices for the lubrication of gas burning engines. 

Combustion processes in gas engines are different from those in internal combustion engines burning liquid fuels, and therefore, their lubrication requires solutions that are different from those typically used in diesel and spark ignited combustion engines for liquid petroleum fuels. The publication provides an overview of medium and low speed gas engines.

The document compiles insights into the lubrication of gas engines, generated by the Working Group’s members who represent users, engine and equipment manufacturers, institutions as well as additive and lubricant suppliers.

The guideline is available on the CIMAC website. 

CIMAC, the International Council on Combustion Engines, was founded in 1951 as a global nonprofit association to promote technical and scientific knowledge exchange in the field of large internal combustion engines. CIMAC consists of national and corporate members from the Americas, Asia and Europe, and is supported by engine manufacturers, engine users, technical universities, research institutes, component suppliers, fuel and lubricating oil suppliers, classification societies and other interested parties. CIMAC’s mission is to promote large engine technology power solutions that are efficient, reliable, safe, sustainable and of benefit to society, in pursuit of the transition to a low-carbon future.