Castrol’s Cyltech 40 XDC cylinder oil achieves category II status from MAN Energy Solutions

Castrol’s new cylinder oil, Cyltech 40 XDC (eXtra Deposit Control), has successfully attained a Category II No Objection Letter (NOL) from MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) after extensive field testing.

The testing on Castrol Cyltech 40 XDC, which included over 2,000 hours running on a MAN BW 7G80ME-C9.2-TII engine burning < 0.5% Sulphur VLSFO, confirmed that Castrol Cyltech 40 XDC has excellent overall performance and cleaning ability, making it suitable for all MAN B&W two-stroke engines and recommended for mark 9 and higher using 0 to 0.5% S fuel.

Cassandra Higham, Marketing Director, Global Marine and Energy, at Castrol, said: “Gaining confirmation of Cyltech 40 XDC’s performance is another example of Castrol’s ongoing efforts to support customers dealing with industry uncertainties and challenges. Engines are critically important and valuable assets, which is why Castrol experts are accessible to support customers with the right lubricant to protect against engine wear and interpret marine manufacturers’ trends. As shipping transitions from a period of relatively predictable, commoditized products to a more complex array of alternative fuels, lubricant choice has reached a new level of importance. Choosing the right lubricant, combined with excellent technical services including scheduling, monitoring and consultancy, can significantly impact problem-solving, realizing quantifiable benefits and achieving operational efficiency.”

The Castrol Cyltech range has been formulated to protect liners in engines operating under corrosive conditions by keeping liners, pistons, and piston rings clean while reducing wear. The range includes options tailored to minimize deposits and prevent hard ash build-up for various steaming conditions and specific fuel Sulphur levels. It is an addition to Castrol’s Cyltech 100BN and Cyltech 140BN cylinder oils.