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ENVIRONMENTAL ACCEPTABLE LUBRICANT (EAL) LIST FOR SIMPLEX STERN TUBE BUSHES AND SEALS

The following list is based on the results achieved during static and dynamic testing. These tests are intended to replicate as closely as possible actual operating conditions on board. However, as the individual operating conditions of each sealing system varies from vessel to vessel, this list serves as a recommendation only. Furthermore it applies solely to SIMPLEX stern tube seal systems and not to intermediate shaft bearings, thrust bearings, gears, clutches, roller element bearings or other components of the propulsion system. It should be noted that not all bio oils are EALs in accordance with VGP 2013. Consequently we rely on the information provided by the oil companies both in respect of the technical data as well as the statement that the listed lubricants are EALs.

The SIMPLEX seal has to be fitted with sealing rings of Viton Pod or Viton Bio material.
We kindly ask you to in form us if you wish to use any lubricants which are not listed below. We will test these lubricants accordingly.

All listed EALs can be used for oil lubricated SIMPLEX stern tube bushes and seal systems.

Brand Product Name Sealing ring material Viscosity cSt. 40°C Classification Type
ACT Neptune AW-68 *** 68 Glycol Hydraulic oil
ACT Neptune 109 *** 103 Glycol Gear oil
ACT Neptune 159 *** 146 Glycol Gear oil
BioBlend Bioflo STL 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
BioBlend Bioflo STL 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
BP / Castrol BioStat 68 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
BP / Castrol BioStat 100 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
BP / Castrol BioStat 150 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
BP / Castrol BioStat 220 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 220 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
Chevron Clarity Synthetic EA Hydraulic Oil 68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
Chevron Clarity Synthetic EA Hydraulic Oil 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
Chevron Clarity Synthetic EA Gear Oil 100 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
Chevron Clarity Synthetica EA Gear Oil 150 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Gear oil
ExxonMobil Mobil SHC Aware ST 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
ExxonMobil Mobil SHC Aware ST 220 ** Viton Pod, Viton Bio 220 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
ExxonMobil Mobil SHC Aware Gear 68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Gear oil
ExxonMobil Mobil SHC Aware Gear 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
ExxonMobil Mobil SHC Aware Gear 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Gear oil
Fuchs / Lukoil Plantosyn 68 HVI Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
Fuchs / Lukoil Plantogear 100 S Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
Fuchs / Lukoil Plantogear 150 S Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
Fuchs / Lukoil Plantogear 320 S Viton Bio 320 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
Gulf Oil Marine Ltd. GulfSea BD Sterntube Oil 68 ** Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Gulf Oil Marine Ltd. GulfSea BD Sterntube Oil 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Gulf Oil Marine Ltd. GulfSea BD Sterntube Oil 220 ** Viton Pod, Viton Bio 220 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Gulf Oil Marine Ltd. GulfSea BD Gear Oil 68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Gear oil
Gulf Oil Marine Ltd. GulfSea BD Gear Oil 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
Gulf Oil Marine Ltd. GulfSea BD Gear Oil 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Gear oil
Klüber Klüberbio EG 2-68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Gear oil
Klüber Klüberbio EG 2-100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
Klüber Klüberbio EG 2-150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Gear oil
Klüber Klüberbio RM 2-100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Klüber Klüberbio RM 2-150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Klüber Klüberbio LR 9-46 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 46 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
Klüber Klüberbio LR 9-68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE PrimeServLube Bio P 1000 ** Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Panolin Stella Maris 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Panolin Stella Maris 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Panolin Stella Maris 220 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 220 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Panolin Panolin MarGear 100 Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
Shell Naturelle S4 Stern Tube Fluid 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Shell Naturelle S4 Gear Fluid 68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Gear oil
Shell Naturelle S4 Gear Fluid 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
Shell Naturelle S4 Gear Fluid 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Gear oil
SK SK BIO SG EP 68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Gear oil
SK SK BIO SG EP 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
SK SK BIO ST Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
SK SK BIO ST 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Total Lubmarine Bioneptan 100 HT Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Multipurpose oil
Total Lubmarine Bioneptan 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Total Lubmarine Bioneptan 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Total Industrie Biohydran TMP 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
RSC Bio Solution RSC EnviroLogic HF 68 HP Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
RSC Bio Solution RSC EnviroLogic HF 110 HP Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
RSC Bio Solution RSC EnviroLogic GO 100 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
RSC Bio Solution RSC EnviroLogic GO 150 * Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Gear oil
RSC Bio Solution RSC Futera HF 68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
RSC Bio Solution RSC Futera HF 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
Vickers Oils Biogear XP 68 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Gear oil
Vickers Oils Biogear XP 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Gear oil
Vickers Oils Biogear XP 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Gear oil
Vickers Oils Hydrox Bio 68 ** Viton Pod, Viton Bio 68 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Vickers Oils Hydrox Bio 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 100 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Vickers Oils Hydrox Bio 150 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 150 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
Vickers Oils Hydrox Bio 220 ** Viton Pod, Viton Bio 220 Biodegradable Sterntube oil
ACT EcoSafe EAL 100 Viton Pod, Viton Bio 98 Biodegradable Hydraulic oil
* Oil with general limited application temperature, 60° C
** Oil not suitable for SIMPLEX Airspace seals
*** The application of this lubricant is limited. It should be used in consultation with SKF Marine only.


NOTICE

The VGP 2013 rules issued by the EPA require certain vessel operating conditions/limits in general unless technically infeasible. Amongst others, all oil to sea interfaces must use EAL unless technically infeasible. Depending on the individual seal system, the chosen EAL and the bearing load of the respective vessel, special operating conditions e.g. limits in temperatures, water content, etc., may apply and additional equipment might be considered.

Wherever an EAL is used our special FKM (Viton Pod or Viton Bio) sealing material must be installed. If Viton Bio is already installed, it is not necessary to change the seals when switching to EAL. All other seal materials require the seals to be changed when switching to EAL. If an Airspace seal is installed, an EAL is not required.
In order to achieve an operating life of 5 years when using EALs, please follow our maintenance instructions.

Maintenance instructions for SIMPLEX standard seals with approved EALs for 5 years service interval:

  • flush and change the oil of the AFT seal according to the manual
  • change the oil of the FWD seal according to the manual
  • ensure the following operational limits:
  SC2 Viton Pod SC3 Viton Pod / Viton Bio
Operating temperature AFT
stern tube bearing
55°C None under normal operating
conditions
Alarm temperature AFT
stern tube bearing
60°C
Operating oil temperature
FWD seal
60°C None under normal operating
conditions


Maintenance instructions for SIMPLEX Airspace seals with approved EALs for 5 years service interval:

  • maintain the stern tube bearing and seal-system according to the standard manual
  • no additional operational limits

Important note:
EAL means lubricants that are biodegradable, non-bio accumulative, and minimally toxic. They must meet EPA's EAL definition and shall be approved by labelling programmes such as Blue Angel, European Ecolabel, Nordic Swan, the Swedish Standards SS 155 434 and 155470, OSPAR, EPA's DfE or self-certified by the maker. It is the responsibility of the oil product manufacturer to meet the EPA's EAL definition. Vessel operators have to note that not every bio-oil is an EAL.
Environmentally acceptable lubricants in combination with SIMPLEX lip ring seals require the use of Viton Pod or Viton Bio as the sealing ring material.

For further information please get in contact with your local sales agent. Please ask SKF Marine GmbH for approval before use of an EAL to achieve reliable operation with your individual sealing system.
This EAL list is subject to the update service.