Shell’s dedication to the marine sector and engineering excellence is reflected in all aspects of its offering, from product development and formulation through to application know-how and global technical support. We possess industry and technology knowledge and experience for all types of low-speed, two-stroke engines.

Our integrated systems open up new possibilities for more uptime, i.e., more operational engine time; higher productivity; non-intrusive corrosion and wear monitoring of the engine; and safer and more reliable engines.

We have an extensive portfolio of application-based lubricants, each designed to address the specific challenge of achieving optimum performance. We offer a comprehensive product portfolio and deliver to over 600 ports across 56 countries.

One of our international technical support services is Shell LubeMonitor. It helps you to understand and monitor the condition of your engine and is particularly useful for the latest engine designs that suffer from cold-corrosion issues. It can also be used to help understand the root causes of high wear problems and to maintain the right balance between cost and reliability.

Shell LubeMonitor includes a feed-rate optimisation and wearmonitoring service that can help you to implement a strategy to deliver the lowest overall cost of operation. The service, which has recently been revamped with the new Marine Connect software for enhancing data management and reporting, is now simpler, faster and better.*

Shell LubeMonitor reports show all the results from an engine in one graph. Shell LubeMonitor reports also compare onboard data with RLA data to indicate whether the onboard tools require calibration. The comments in the Shell LubeMonitor report focus on finding the correct balance between the lowest possible feed rate and the lowest possible wear rate in line with equipment manufacturers’ recommendations.

The Shell LubeMonitor service uses sophisticated software to enable full data integration. This ensures that all data points can be collected from engine system and oil analysis sources, and that they can be easily and securely transferred between customers’ vessels and Shell. Engineering experts can then quickly build a complete overview of data to provide you with the latest updates on your engine’s running condition. They will also provide expert feedback and recommendations in their report.

*Compared with the previous version of the Shell LubeMonitor service

This diagram shows the process of how the Shell LubeMonitor Plus works.

1. The customer takes samples onboard the vessel (2).

3. The samples are analysed using the Shell Onboard Alert and Shell Onboard Plus tools (4).

5. The report is then emailed to the Shell Marine manager (6).

7. The sample is also sent to one of six Shell laboratories worldwide (8).

9. The results are uploaded to the Shell LubeMonitor database (10).

11. Our visualisation and reporting tool is used to analyse the data. From here a pdf report is produced.

12. The report is emailed to the customer.

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