ExxonMobil has added Mobilgard™ M420 to its range of advanced marine lubricants. Mobilgard M420 is a 20 base number (BN) oil specifically for use in medium speed engines using fuels that comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global 0.50% sulphur cap. The lubricant has received “No Objection Letters” from leading engine builders, including MAN ES and Wartsila.
The oil builds on the proven effectiveness of the Mobilgard™ M Series, which is designed to provide outstanding performance in medium-speed marine engines, even in severe conditions. Its formulation can help protect against deposits on under-crowns, crankcases, ring belts and camshafts. It also helps extend the life of critical wear surfaces, optimise component life, minimise lubricant consumption, and reduce maintenance and operational costs.
“This addition to our Mobilgard M Series range of oils will support vessel operators’ transition to a low-sulphur future,” said Steve Walker, global marine equipment builder manager, ExxonMobil. “Used in combination with Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, Mobilgard M420 can help ensure operators safely and efficiently comply with the IMO sulphur cap, without compromising on vessel performance.”
Mobilgard M420 is also proven for use with liquefied natural gas (LNG) due to its low BN formulation. This helps ensure that deep-sea and coastal vessels with dual-fuel engines can continue using a single lubricant irrespective of their fuel selection.
Mobilgard M420 will be available from key hub ports such as Singapore, Houston and Rotterdam, by August. Availability will be expanded to further locations through ExxonMobil’s global network of more than 650 ports before year end.
Mobilgard M420 joins Mobilgard 540 in being specifically formulated to help operators switch to low-sulphur fuels.