Total Lubmarine opens new oil analysis lab in Chicago

Total Lubmarine has opened a new Diagomar Plus Laboratory in Chicago, USA. The laboratory will offer lubricating oil analysis services for monitoring the performance and condition of marine engines and auxiliary machinery.

This brings the number to five laboratories worldwide owned by Total Lubmarine which are based in Ertvelde (Belgium), Singapore, Shanghai, and Panama City.

Olivier Suming, Service Product Manager at Total Lubmarine said: “Our customers around the world value the level of technical expertise and support our dedicated teams can offer them to not only help deliver engine lubrication recommendations for optimum cost control results but crucially, through analysis and insight of equipment, to ensure operational efficiency and safety, and to help reduce vessel machinery downtime.

“We are delighted to extend this level of technical support still further with the opening of our new Diagomar Plus Laboratory in Chicago. North America is an increasingly busy market for us and the opening of the Chicago Lab ensures we have a specialist team at hand to deliver onshore dedicated technical support to our customers,” he added.

As per the press release, this lab will allow Total Lubmarine customers in North America to access lubricating oil analysis which includes: standard analyses for Engine Oil, Non-engine Oil, Drain Oil, Thermal Oil, Stern tube Oil, and EAL (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant).

The results from the analysis will help ship operators and crews to decide the best course of action specific to their vessel.

“We have developed this level of service globally that provides the necessary assurance for ship operators and engineers when they need it most,” said Olivier Suming. “The speed of service and delivery of final test results using any one of our worldwide labs is usually completed within 48 to 72 hours. Ship operators are supplied with the very best technical insight on the ‘health’ of their engines with quality reports that detail key findings and recommendations from our experts to better support decision making.”