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2050 and beyond: Exxon examines future of marine lubrication in new white paper

May 7, 2020 10:39 AM

(IRVING, Texas) — The maritime industry is undergoing seismic shifts of mounting complexity – a process set in motion by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 sulfur cap on marine fuels. The pace of these shifts is only going to accelerate as the next major hurdle of the 2050 greenhouse gas emissions regulation approaches.

Regulatory and commercial pressures are driving the need for more efficient, cleaner engines, higher quality fuel and digitization. The knock-on effects to vessel operations will demand greater collaboration and a more sophisticated approach throughout the shipping industry. This is especially true in the area of cylinder lubrication.

ExxonMobil has offered conclusions on how engine lubrication is key to meeting emissions targets in its "Future of Lubrication" white paper.

Here’s what you can find inside:

• Foreword by Steve Walker, ExxonMobil’s global marine equipment builder manager
• The challenges of more severe engine conditions
• The complexity of a multi-fuel reality
• The increased need for optimized engine monitoring
• What overarching solutions are there to these challenges?

To download the white paper, click here.

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