CASE: COSTAMARE INC.
HJL vs. standard lubrication system
A joint test with MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT) and Hans Jensen Lubricators for determining the effectiveness of HJ Lubtronic SIP on a new, super-long stroke, electronic engine.
Head-to-head test: HJL vs. standard lubrication system
The nine cylinders were setup differently using lubricators and valves from MAN or HJL.
MDT attended the vessel several times and was responsible for all data collection. MDT analyzed the test results and found that cylinders equipped with HJ SIP valves and HJ Lubtronic lubricator in combination is remarkable in terms of reducing cylinder liner wear and lube oil consumption thereby improving the cylinder condition.
Wear rate as low as 0,018 mm/1,000 hrs. in operation and feed rate down to 0.3 g/kWh.
|CYLINDER||LUBRICATOR||INJECTOR TYPE||QUELL POS.|
|1-2||HJ Lubtronic||HJ SIP||1/8 th|
|3-4||HJ Lubtronic||HJ SIP||1/3 rd|
|5-6||HJ Lubtronic||MDT NRV||1/3 rd|
|7-9||Alpha||MDT NRV||1/3 rd|
” – Unit no. 1 and 2 (SIP in 1/8 stroke position) were found in very good condition with too little wear, and therefore the vessel will be recommended to lower the feed rate to 0.6 g/kWh”.– Gert Rosing, MAN Diesel & Turbo
Photos from MDT report after 4,000 running hours
Photos from the MDT report after 7,400 running hrs.
Photo from MDT report after 10,498 running hrs.
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