Shell Alexia 40 XC oil is designed to deliver value to you. A low-BN oil with a cleanliness benefit equal to BN100 oils1 - the easy choice for customers seeking to improve engine cleanliness, engine reliability and onboard operational efficiency.

Your benefits

Cleanliness

Cleanliness

> 30% cleaner than Category I BN40 cylinder oils2

Equal cleanliness to Category II BN100 cylinder oils1

Less frequent overhauls helping to lower maintenance cost

Reliability

Reliability

Acid-neutralising properties to prolong component life

Minimises deposits on pistons and ring grooves

Controls wear of cylinder liners and piston rings

Efficient on-board operations

Efficient on-board operations

Time saved No switching between high-BN and low-BN lubricants 

Fully miscible and compatible with cylinder lubricants in the Shell portfolio

1Based on results of field trials conducted in collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) in which Shell Alexia 40 XC oil was tested against a Category II BN100 cylinder oil (Vessel Mingzhou); based on testing procedures for Category II cylinder oils by MAN ES, approved Category II cylinder oils have a cleaning ability equal to or better than a classical BN100 cylinder oil.

2Based on results of field trials conducted in collaboration with MAN ES in which Shell Alexia 40 XC oil was tested against a Category I BN40 cylinder oil (Vessel TS Sydney (Songa Toscana)).

 

A proprietary formulation designed by Shell’s in-house R&D team

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    Design

    Formulation design and testing at the Marine Power and Innovation Centre (Hamburg)

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    Testing

    > 6,000 hours of rigorous testing and extensive field trials

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    Collaboration

    In collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions and customers

  

Shell Alexia 40 XC oil is

Approved for use in all MAN ES B&W two-stroke engines Mark 9 and above.

Suitable for all MAN ES B&W two-stroke engines, including Mark 8 and lower engines.

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Product data

Product BN, mg KOH/g MAN ES category SAE grade Viscosity index Flash point, °C Pour point, °C Density at 15°C, kg/m3 Fuel Engine type
Shell Alexia 140 140 II 60 > 95 > 225 < -6 975 High-sulphur fuel oil + scrubber All MAN ES, WinGD
Shell Alexia 100 100 II 50 > 95 > 210 < -6 949 High-sulphur fuel oil or 0.5% -sulphur fuel oil (if needed for cleanliness) + scrubber All MAN ES, WinGD, Japan Engines
Shell Alexia 70 70 I 50 > 95 > 210 < -6 932 0.5%-sulphur fuel or high -sulphur fuel (up to 2.5%) MAN ES Mark 8 and below, WinGD, Japan Engine
Shell Alexia 40 XC 40 II 50 > 98 > 210 < -9 915 Low-to-zero-sulphur fuels All MAN ES engines (recommended for Mark 9 and above)
Shell Alexia 40 40 I 50 > 95 > 210 < -6 915 0.5%-sulphur fuel; 0.1% -sulphur fuel in emission control areas (ECA) MAN ES Mark 8 and below, WinGD, Japan Engine

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