Cylinder oil in a main engine has two main tasks. It should lubricate the engine to have an acceptable low wear level and it has to neutralize the sulphuric acid to avoid unexpected acid corrosion in the liner. By analysing scrapedown oil collected from the scavenge space shipboard personnel are able to monitor the condition of the engine’s cylinders and detect changes as they occur. This task helps to protect the engine, optimise the feed rate, monitor for mechanical & corrosive wear and reduce maintenance and operating costs.

Protect the liner of your engine!

Training Topics

  • How is a cylinder lubricated / piston running conditions / different lubrication systems
  • Cylinder wear, types of wear and how is it detected and measured / monitored
  • Low / high sulphur fuel – what does sulphur in respect of the lubrication regime? Legislations
  • The sulphur / base balance – optimise the feed rate
  • Cylinder Drain Oil Analysis – onshore / on board
  • Sampling the drain oil, how and when
  • Interpreting results and taking actions
  • Field experience

Target Group

  • Sales personnel of mineral oil companies
  • Technical application engineers
  • Technical crews from seagoing vessels
  • Technical superintendents
  • Service providers in the area of lubricants and tribology


  • Participants: max. 12
  • Location: Training Centre Elmshorn or on-site
  • Duration: 1 day 9:00 – 17:00


  • Training held by industry professionals
  • Modified training content on request
  • Hot lunch
  • Non-alcoholic beverages & snacks during training
  • Training documents (printed and on a USB Flash drive)
  • Certificate of participation