bulk carriers – engine 4-stroke lube
Crankshaft bearing, main bearings, LO pumps of marine engines all have lubrication systems that keep them running smoothly. Because of ever-smaller tolerances, the lubrication oil must be kept free from particles, oxidation residues and water for the engine to run smoothly and to decrease the wear on components.
On bulk carriers, 4-stroke is mainly for aux engines used for power generation. These are normally cleaned by one of the purifiers to be shared between three engines. If one or more of the engines fail, then it could endanger cargo operation. The lube oil in a trunk engine is constantly contaminated by combustion blow-by debris and metal particles. The smaller combustion particles damage the oil and accelerate oil oxidation, leading to decreased TBN, increased viscosity, and eventually lube oil change. However, most harmful to the engine parts are 3-10 micron particles, which cause wear, blockage, fatigue and polishing of cylinder liners, camshafts and journals/bearings. Effective removal of contaminants through an external cleaning system will add to the lifetime of both engine and lube oil.
Benefits, installing CJC® Oil Filters
- Protect your investment
- Reduce power consumption and improve lube oil cleanliness
- Reduce risk of engine repairs
- Reduce risk of unplanned breakdowns and off-hire
- Reduced maintenance costs
When you install a CJC® Oil Filter solution on your engine lube system, you can replace the purifier and minimise oil and energy cost. The CJC® Oil Filters do not require heating, do not produce sludge and there will be no risk of water ingress, which you will have when using conventional purifiers. You get an oil filter with excellent dirt and oxidation removal capacities, and the highest dirt holding capacity, giving cost savings and better reliability of the engine.
Technically, CJC® is known for keeping oil clean, dry and without oxidation residues.
When you choose CJC® Oil Filters, you ensure a long lifetime of the engine, reduce maintenance and you avoid unplanned breakdowns.
For engine lube oil on bulk carriers, you will need:
- CJC® Fine Filter, HDU
The CJC® System solutions fit all sizes of bulk carrier fleet 4-stroke engine lube systems, and we deliver globally where required. In close co-operation with technical organizations, we help select the correct solution depending on system type and conditions in the environment.