ExxonMobil's Mobilgard 540 AC validated for dual fuel/LNG engines

ExxonMobil’s Mobilgard 540 AC validated for dual fuel/LNG engines

ExxonMobil has announced that its advanced 40BN cylinder oil, Mobilgard™ 540 AC, has been validated by Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) for use in its dual fuel engines. This validation includes compatibility with conventional fuels such as methanol and LNG, making Mobilgard 540 AC a versatile solution for the maritime industry.

Already approved by MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) for use in its two-stroke engines, Mobilgard 540 AC is specifically developed for slow-speed, two-stroke marine engines operating on fuels with up to 0.50% sulphur content, as well as LNG, ethane, methanol, and LPG. The cylinder oil has demonstrated excellent engine cleanliness while running in gas mode at optimised low feed rates, the company said. It is also suitable for methanol operation and other liquid fuels with sulphur levels up to 1.5%.

Yannis Chatzakis, global technology program manager at ExxonMobil, emphasised the importance of reliable, high-performance solutions: “Vessel operators need reliable high-performance solutions now more than ever. This double validation underscores ExxonMobil’s commitment to delivering both. As with all our cylinder oils, Mobilgard 540 AC has been developed using our balanced formulation approach. This helps ensure outstanding protection at optimum feed rates, supporting the peace of mind our customers need.”

Industry leadership and future readiness

With its MAN ES Category II approval and now the dual fuel validation from WinGD, Mobilgard 540 AC positions itself as one of the highest-performing cylinder oils in the market. The product’s ability to optimise cylinder oil feed rates and effectively manage acid neutralisation makes it suitable for a wide range of engines and fuel applications, ExxonMobil said.

Chatzakis highlighted ExxonMobil’s collaborative approach: “ExxonMobil continues to work with stakeholders, including engine OEMs, from across the marine industry as we believe that this offers the best results for our customers and the wider maritime sector. “The next few years are likely to throw up new challenges as we collectively pursue a lower emissions future. Our commitment to innovation will help achieve that goal.”

Mobilgard 540 AC is available in all major ports.