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