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“This is the result of years of joint development and shared expertise, both in the laboratory and in field tests,” says Joris van der List, Q8Oils Technology Manager.

Joris Van der List is talking about an innovative new lubricant for engines that operate on non-natural gas.

Jenbacher S Oil 40 gas engine oil has been launched as a result of a partnership between Q8Oils, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and manufacturer of stationary gas engines, INNIO Jenbacher.

It is one of the first products developed by the long-term global partnership established by Q8Oils and INNIO in October 2020 and became officially available from February.

The partnership sought to combine their strengths in a long-term partnership agreement for the global supply of lubricants for Jenbacher gas engines that operate on non-natural gas, including sewage gas, biogas and landfill gas.

The partnership between Q8Oils/INNIO encouraged consistent knowledge sharing, which allowed for greater innovation and faster development, ultimately leading to more durability and efficiency of Jenbacher type 2, 3, 4 and 6 engines running on non-natural gas.

Van der List said that in the development of the lubricant, “we focused on core customer requirements, such as cleaner technology and extended oil life, as the prime drivers”.

Jenbacher S Oil 40 is a high-performing (hydrocracked) oil for stationary gas engines and is based on the latest technology. The oil provides very long drain intervals, reduces oil consumption and extends oil filter life. This medium-ash product also ensures engines continue to run efficiently and reliably under the severest conditions.

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Even though Jenbacher S Oil 40 gas engine oil is designed for the Jenbacher Type 2, 3, 4 and 6 engines that operate on non-natural gases, it also meets the requirements of all non-natural gas combustion engines.

The key benefits of Jenbacher S Oil 40 include:

  • The extension of oil service intervals by an average 80%, resulting in significant cost savings;
  • Outstanding oxidation stability and acid neutralisation, as well as exceptional performance in operations using high H2S content gases;
  • Clean additive technology that protects the combustion chamber from excessive deposit formation and provides excellent Total Base Number (TBN) retention.

Andreas Kunz, CTO, INNIO commented: “Based on a best-in-class co-engineering working relationship, the INNIO Jenbacher and Q8Oils partnership focuses on sustainable solutions that support environmental friendlier solutions, and this has resulted in the successful development of Jenbacher S Oil 40 gas engine oil.”

INNIO’s myPlant Asset Performance Management (APM) platform allows operators to control the performance and reliability of the engine. This cloud-based technology uses a centralised user interface to track oil change intervals, oil consumption, operating temperature and oil pressure. The APM is able to predict engine events, reduce complexity and lower operating costs.

The use of the Asset Performance Management software is supported by QRAS (Q8 Routine Analysis System), a system developed by Q8Oils to provide a complete oil analysis backed by technical expertise. This analysis helps predict oil lifetime and ensure optimal performance and protection of the gas engine.

Jenbacher gas engines and Q8Oils’ gas engine oils are used in demanding conditions and first-rate support is needed to ensure that operations are constantly safe and efficient. As well as delivering superior products, Q8Oils and INNIO place the highest emphasis on delivering excellent service. In order to deliver the ultimate service and ensure gas engines run optimally, INNIO and Q8Oils combine QRAS for fast and reliable monitoring of the condition of your engine oil, the expertise of the PALUB (Product application lubricants) team that works with specialists in Europe and beyond, and sound knowledge of an engine’s condition by effective interpretation of the borescope inspection.

“Having used Q8Oils’ products in a fleet of landfill generating units for a number of years now, I can honestly say that the oil has always delivered on minimising engine wear whilst maximising oil life,” said Tony Owen, YLEM Energy, UK.

“Ordering and delivery are always easy to arrange and prompt to site. Customer service is on hand whenever called upon to discuss available products and recommendations for application. Highly recommended.”

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