Taro® Ultra is new range of cylinder lubricants specifically designed to cope with the demands and required flexibility for IMO 2020. Taro Ultra cylinder lubricants have been fully field tested using a wide variety of fuels expected to be available post IMO 2020 implementation and are approved by major OEMs. Taro Ultra 100 is a 100 Base Number (BN) cylinder lubricant specially formulated to combat the effects of cold corrosion in two-stroke marine engines equipped with exhaust abatement technologies running on heavy fuel oil, under all loads and operating conditions. Taro Ultra 100 is blended with highly refined base oils and carefully selected additives to provide excellent ring and liner wear protection and piston cleanliness in slow-speed crosshead diesel engines.
Taro Ultra 100 is recommended for lubricating the cylinders of the latest generation large low-speed marine diesel engines equipped with exhaust abatement technologies operating with heavy fuel oil, under all loads and corrosive operating conditions. Taro Ultra 100 should be used in accordance with OEM guidelines and recommendations. Taro Ultra 100 can also be used in combination with Taro Ultra 25 in MAN Energy Solutions diesel engines equipped with Automated Cylinder Oil Mixing (ACOM).
MAN Energy Solutions
WinGD (formerly Wärtsilä)
Japan Engine Corporation (formerly Mitsubishi/Kobe Diesel)
1. Engine Protection
Effective acid neutralization ensures protection against excessive cylinder liner and piston ring wear resulting from the use of high sulphur heavy fuel oils, thus extending cylinder liner and piston ring life.
2. Engine Cleanliness
Prevents ring sticking and minimizes deposit formation on the pistons and throughout the combustion chamber exhaust areas.
3. Storage Stability
Stable at ambient temperatures and during long-term storage.
Miscible and compatible with diesel cylinder lubricants generally known to the international marine trade.
5. Operating cost
If oil feedrate is above minimum recommended by OEM, there is potential to move to a higher base number formulation to provide the same level of alkalinity and corrosion protection but at lower feedrates, therefore reducing operating cost.