HYDROX 550

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Sterntube Lubricants delivering superior performance and wear protection even when water ingress occurs

HYDROX 550 – AT A GLANCE
Description Mineral oil based sterntube lubricant for regular use and lubrication of some stabiliser models.
Typical Viscosity (cst @40°C) 73
Viscosity Index 100
Density (kg/ltr@15°C) 0.88
Pour Point ASTM D7346 (°C) < –25
Anti corrosion SKF Water Emcor Test Passes
Emulsifiable  

 

These mineral based lubricants provide an excellent level of lubrication in both neat and emulsion forms. They are developed primarily for use in sterntubes. The products provide:

  • Superior level of lubrication even when water ingress occurs
  • Excellent wear protection
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Compatibility with metals commonly used

HYDROX 550 is compatible with the elastomers used for lip seal systems and are approved by the major lip and face stern seal manufacturers.

HYDROX 550 will absorb any sea or fresh water entering the sterntube to form a fluid emulsion. This reduces the risk of free water being present and continues to provide the required lubrication and corrosion protection. (Conventional oils do not emulsify in the same way and tend to separate, exposing components to free water and potential wear damage).

The emulsions, once formed, have excellent stability, therefore free water is not released. This ensures corrosion protection is maintained even during prolonged standing and during the critical time of start-up.

HYDROX 550 (both neat oil and emulsion including 20% water contamination) has been successfully tested by Class and their stability, lubricating and corrosion protection performance have been verified by Lloyds Register.

HYDROX 550 (ISO 68) is the viscosity grade generally recommended by the bearing and seal manufacturers for regular running in the sterntube.

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HYDROX 21

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Sterntube Lubricants delivering superior performance and wear protection even when water ingress occurs

HYDROX 21 – AT A GLANCE
Description Mineral oil based sterntube lubricant for use in the event of outboard leakage and with some stabiliser fin shafts.
Typical Viscosity (cst @40°C) 275
Viscosity Index 100
Density (kg/ltr@15°C) 0.9
Pour Point IP15 (°C) < –5
Anti corrosion SKF Water Emcor Test Passes
Emulsifiable  

These mineral based lubricants provide an excellent level of lubrication in both neat and emulsion forms. They are developed primarily for use in sterntubes. The products provide:

  • Superior level of lubrication even when water ingress occurs
  • Excellent wear protection
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Compatibility with metals commonly used

HYDROX 21 is compatible with the elastomers used for lip seal systems and are approved by the major lip and face stern seal manufacturers.

HYDROX 21 will absorb any sea or fresh water entering the sterntube to form a fluid emulsion. This reduces the risk of free water being present and continues to provide the required lubrication and corrosion protection. (Conventional oils do not emulsify in the same way and tend to separate, exposing components to free water and potential wear damage).

The emulsions, once formed, have excellent stability, therefore free water is not released. This ensures corrosion protection is maintained even during prolonged standing and during the critical time of start-up.

HYDROX 21 (both neat oil and emulsion including 20% water contamination) has been successfully tested by Class and their stability, lubricating and corrosion protection performance have been verified by Lloyds Register.

HYDROX 21 is recommended for use particularly where problems of oil leakage past the aft seals is experienced.

HYDROX 21 is compatible with most engine oils and system oils commonly used in the sterntube and can therefore be introduced by top-up procedure to the existing sterntube oil. A minimum of 50% is recommended as the initial charge, however, the lubricant offers the greatest benefit when used to completely fill the sterntube system.

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Sterntube Lubricants

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In 2002, after 9 years of extensive R&D, Vickers Oils launched the world’s first commercially available range of biodegradable sterntube lubricants. Today we supply thousands of vessels with our award winning range of products, delivered globally with unparalleled experience and expertise. We have a growing range of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) designed to provide excellent lubrication of the sterntube bearings.

Our EAL range of sterntube lubricants are approved by many of the leading OEMs, for up to 5 years, and should always be used in accordance with OEM guidelines. To obtain more information click on the appropriate OEM below and please do not hesitate to contact us directly for more specific detail.

It is important to ensure that when changing the lubricant in the sterntube that the system is drained thoroughly of any used oil and flushed if necessary. Any residual oil may reduce the life of the fresh oil and impair its performance. We recommend the regular use of a comprehensive oil condition monitoring test suite appropriate to EALs – to join our Condition Monitoring Service click here. Vickers Oils does not recommend the mixing of oils and will not accept any product liability where our EALs have been mixed with another fluid.

Vickers Oils offers both emulsifiable and non-emulsifiable products depending upon user preference. Our range includes

  • Synthetic emulsifiable ester based lubricant (HYDROX BIO)
  • Synthetic non-emulsifiable ester based lubricant (ECOSTERN SMX)
  • Mineral based emulsifiable lubricant (HYDROX and NEOX)
Sterntube-lubricants

Synthetic emulsifiable ester based lubricant

HYDROX BIO is an environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) based on synthetic esters which meets the detailed ecological definitions and requirements laid down in Vessel General Permit (VGP).

  • HYDROX BIO 68, 100 and 150 are the viscosity grades generally recommended by the bearing and seal manufacturers for regular running in the sterntube.
  • HYDROX BIO 220 is recommended for use particularly where problems of oil leakage past the aft seals is being experienced. In the majority of cases a significant reduction in leakage rate can be achieved.

HYDROX BIO lubricants will absorb sea or fresh water entering the sterntube to form a fluid emulsion. This reduces the risk of free water being present and continues to provide the required lubrication and corrosion protection. Conventional oils do not emulsify in the same way and tend to separate, exposing components to free water and potential wear damage.

READ MORE: HYDROX BIO 68HYDROX BIO 100, HYDROX BIO 150, HYDROX BIO 220


Synthetic non-emulsifiable ester based lubricant

ECOSTERN SMX is an environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) based on synthetic esters which meets the detailed ecological definitions and requirements laid down in Vessel General Permit (VGP).

Through the careful selection of esters and additives, ECOSTERN SMX demonstrates improved hydrolytic stability (resistance to breakdown by water in high temperature situations) and better oxidative stability (longer fluid life) compared to competitor oils.

This product does not emulsify with water and is intended for owners who prefer to separate off any excess water. It is necessary to remove free water in order to avoid corrosion on standing or damage to the bearing which is not protected from the danger of low viscosity free water.

This product does not reduce oil transfer across the seals or provide leak reduction where seals may become damaged

READ MORE: ECOSTERN SMX 100


Mineral based emulsifiable lubricant

HYDROX and NEOX are ranges of mineral based sterntube lubricants which provide excellent wear and corrosion protection.

HYDROX and NEOX will absorb sea or fresh water entering the sterntube to form a fluid emulsion. This reduces the risk of free water being present and continues to provide the required lubrication and corrosion protection. Conventional oils do not emulsify in the same way and tend to separate, exposing components to free water and potential wear damage.

  • HYDROX 550 is a SAE 30 lubricant which is generally recommended by the bearing and seal manufacturers for regular running in the sterntube.
  • HYDROX 21 is recommended for use particularly where problems of oil leakage past the aft seals is being experienced. In the majority of cases a significant reduction in leakage rate can be achieved.
  • NEOX 8000 is recommended for use when compression or older face seals are fitted with non-circulatory oil feed systems.
  • NEOX D is a grease-like lubricate recommended for use in some compression seals.

READ MORE: HYDROX 550HYDROX 21, NEOX 8000, NEOX D

Stabiliser Lubricants

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Vickers Oils has a range of VGP compliant products which have been approved by various OEMs for use in stabilisers where there is potential for fluid loss to the environment to occur. These products provide excellent equipment protection and good anti-wear performance under severe conditions.

Our range of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) for this application are based on synthetic esters and meet the detailed ecological definitions and requirements laid down in Vessel General Permit (VGP).

Products typically used in this application include HYDROX BIO 68, HYDROX BIO 100, HYDROX BIO 220 and ECOSURE HSE 68. For further information please use the following link to contact us and provide some further background information to enable us to provide some specific advice.

Vickers Oils also has a range of mineral oil based products which can be used in stabilisers where EALs are not required. Typical products include HYDROX 550, HYDROX 21 and NEOX D. For further information please contact us using the following link contact us.

 

Mineral Based Sterntube Lubricants

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This range of mineral based lubricants provides an excellent level of lubrication in both neat and emulsion forms. The lubricant will absorb any sea or fresh water which may enter the sterntube to form a relatively fluid emulsion which remains stable and therefore reduces the risk of free water being present in the sterntube. Conventional oils do not emulsify in the same way and tend to separate, exposing components to free water and potential wear damage.

HYDROX lubricants will absorb up to 20% water (Classification Society guidance and/or sterntube seal manufacturers’ limits may be lower). When worked with the water, the lubricant will form an emulsion that maintains a very high level of lubrication and corrosion protection. The emulsions, once formed, have excellent stability; therefore free water is not released. This ensures corrosion protection is maintained even during prolonged standing and that a lubricating film is present between the propeller shaft and the bottom of the bearing at the critical time of start-up.

HYDROX lubricants are compatible with the elastomers used for lip seal systems and are approved by the major lip and face stern seal manufacturers.

HYDROX 550

HYDROX 550 (SAE 30) is the viscosity grade generally recommended by the bearing and seal manufacturers for regular running in the sterntube. HYDROX 550 will absorb any water entering the sterntube thereby reducing the potential for problems associated with free water.

HYDROX 21

HYDROX 21 is recommended for use particularly where problems of oil leakage past the aft seals is being experienced.
In the majority of cases a significant reduction in leakage rate can be achieved, typically up to 70%. The lubricant offers the greatest benefit when used to completely fill the sterntube system.

HYDROX 21 is compatible with most engine oils commonly used in the sterntube and can therefore be introduced by top-up procedure to the existing sterntube oil. A minimum of 50% is recommended as the initial charge.

NEOX 8000

NEOX 8000 is a high viscosity emulsifiable sterntube lubricant.

The use of NEOX 8000 will often minimise the rate of any oil leakage past a damaged or worn aft compression seal and can also be used with some older face seals. It is not recommended for use with elastomer lip stern seals.

NEOX D

NEOX D is a high viscosity emulsifiable sterntube lubricant. It is a grease-like lubricant at ambient temperatures and is applied using a grease applicator.

It is sometimes used with compression seals and is recommended for the lubrication of trunnion bearings on some Brown Brothers retractable fin stabilisers. It is not recommended for use with elastomer lip stern seals.