Dr. Sara Lawrence

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Dr. Sara Lawrence is the global technical manager for Shell Marine.

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Cylinder Oil Options for a Post-2020 World

By Dr. Sara Lawrence 2018-06-15 17:04:27

The choice of cylinder oil is typically determined by three factors: the marine engine itself; the fuel being used; and the vessel’s operating conditions. Given this, the limitation of sulfur content to 0.5 percent in marine fuel from 2020 by the International Maritime Organization will have a significant impact on cylinder oil selection. Shell Marine’s expectation is that 90 percent or more of the shipping fleet will switch to fuels with a sulfur content of less than 0.5 percent in the run...

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