September 17, 2018
I recently was able to read the Global Biolubricant Market Analysis study from Merkle & Sears, published in March. It really is exciting to see the progress the overall industry is making, and the growth expectations…
December 15, 2017
Regulations and Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs): Marine Applications that Use EALs
EALs should replace traditional petroleum lubricants in all marine applications where there is any oil-to-water interface. Marine vessels contain a variety of equipment that require lubricants, oils or greases. The oil-to-water interfacing equipment includes stern tubes, stabilizers, thrusters, rudders, propellers, bow thrusters, etc.
While legislation has not yet mandated the use of EAL in deck equipment, it is recommended by the EPA in the 2013 VGP to use biodegradable lubricants.Applicable deck equipment includes deck cranes, winches, mooring drums, windlasses, capstans, emergency towing arrangements, hatch covers, etc.
November 9, 2017
The waterways and the marine environment are under pressure. Now that it is started to become clear to what scale our waters has been contaminated, and still are, the urgency to act is getting bigger. A technology, and with that biologically degradable products, does exist that works exactly like (or even perform better) the traditional mineral oils. The products are so equivalent that they do not require any further adjustments of the existing system. It’s in fact a 1 on 1 Drop in Replacement. How this works exactly, Ian Nielsen from RSC Bio Solutions shows us.
October 12, 2017
Many factors come into play when evaluating lubricant options for your fleet. These factors include: quality, intended application or use, performance, oil life and price. But there’s another very important factor that’s often overlooked—how to evaluate lubricant effectiveness once it’s in use. This article will take a deep dive into the importance of an oil analysis program and highlight best practices you can apply as you establish your program.
September 18, 2017
Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine
RSC Bio Solutions, a global provider of high-performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) – hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases – and industrial cleaners and solvents, received OEM approvals for use in Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) and side thrusters.