Company: PT Pelayaran Kapuas Jaya Samudera

Application: Main engines

Vessel: Tugboats and barges

Key Edge: Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40, Shell LubeAnalyst

PT Pelayaran Kapuas Jaya Samudera (PT KJS) is a shipping company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Established in 2004, the company currently operates 42 vessels, including several tugboats, barges that are used for transporting coal and unrefined palm oil, and container vessels. It is imperative to PT KJS to be a reliable shipping partner by deploying the best available technology.

PT KJS wanted to maximise engine oil performance in its vessels by increasing the engines’ oil-drain interval without compromising on oil performance and overall equipment protection.

Distributor PT Cahaya Samoedera Bersaudara (PT CSB), with support and guidance from Shell Marine, proposed that PT KJS should run a trial using Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oil in a test vessel. PT CSB and Shell Marine were confident that the Energised Protection and superior quality of Shell Rimula R4 X15W-40 would meet PT KJS’s requirements.

The trial showed that the oil-drain interval could be doubled, from 500 hours using a competitor’s oil to 1,000 hours, by using Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40 without compromising engine protection. The trial monitoring was supported by the Shell LubeAnalyst2 oil analysis service.

As a result of changing to Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40, PT KJS has reported potential annual savings of about US$4,900 per vessel through the longer oil-drain interval and consequent lower oil consumption.

2Formerly known as Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis

Challenge

PT KJS wanted to maximise engine oil performance in its vessels by increasing the engines’ oil-drain interval without compromising on oil performance and overall equipment protection.

Solution

Distributor PT CSB, with support and guidance from Shell Marine, proposed that PT KJS should run a trial using Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oil.

Outcome

The trial showed that the oil-drain interval could be doubled, from 500 to 1,000 hours, by using Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40 without compromising engine protection.

Value

As a result of changing to Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40, PT KJS has reported potential annual savings of about US$4,9001 per vessel through the longer oil-drain interval and consequent lower oil consumption. PT KJS is set to save an estimated US$107,8003 a year across 22 vessels.

 

1 The savings indicated are specific to the calculation date and mentioned site. These calculations may vary from site to site and from time to time, depending on, for example, the application, the operating conditions, the current products being used, the condition of the equipment and the maintenance practices.