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Bibby Marine select Panolin biodegradable lubricant for Almarin-jet drive for boat

Posted on 15 February 2021

Bibby Marine select Panolin biodegradable lubricant for Almarin-jet drive for boat

The daughter craft ‘Hannah’ on Bibby Wavemaster 1 had an issue with seal leakage in a waterjet drive, after almost 3 years in operation.

This is a small vessel routinely used in areas with shallow waters around wind farms and harbours. As such, Bibby Marine took the decision to replace the existing lubricant with a compatible EAL in order to minimise any potential harm to the environment as part of our ongoing green strategy.

We chose PANOLIN HLP SYNTH 32 as it was the closest match to the specification provided by Almarin-jet, the makers of the waterjet drives on the boat.

The lubricants were changed in late 2020 and so far the drives have operated flawlessly. As such, we will be looking at PANOLIN EAL’s in other areas as we make the move away from mineral oils.

 

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