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Marine Lubricant Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of marine lubricant manufacturers and suppliers. Find marine lubricant companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture marine lubricants to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top marine lubricant manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the marine lubricant companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of industrial marine lubricant, marine lubricant suppliers, or BP marine lubricants of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • West Conshohocken, PA 610-832-4000

    Quaker's range of specialty industrial lubricants provide advantages such as extended machine component service life, support with reductions in equipment failure and unscheduled shutdown, as well as optimal performance in high and low temperatures. Our lubricants are used in a variety of industries such as mining, automotive, bearings, general manufacturing, and more.

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  • Wichita, KS 800-537-7683

    Lubrication Engineers makes it easy for you to take care of your company's valuable assets with our comprehensive line of high-performance oils and greases, and our variety of lubrication reliability solutions. This includes several automatic lubricators and lubrication systems. For more information, call us or visit our website today.

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  • Elkhart, IN 574-389-8811

    Polar has been manufacturing a long range of products for over 50 years. We have cleaners, lubricants, rust preventatives, lube oils and ancillary products. Polar Companies also has a line of cleaners that are suitable for the manufacturing, medical, school systems, and janitorial industries. We manufacture heat treating oils, process oils, way lubricants, hydraulic fluids, gear lubricants, and bearing oils & greases. We custom blend our products to meet the needs of our customers. Call us today to learn more!

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  • Rocky Hill, CT 860-571-5100

    Henkel Loctite® specializes in industrial lubricants including lubricating grease and oil, synthetic lubricants, high- and low-temperature lubricants as well as silicon lubricants. We serve industries and applications such as products assembly as well as plant and equipment repair.

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  • San Ramon, CA 925-842-1000

    Our products include industrial lubricants, compressor lubricants, synthetic lubricants, food grade lubricants, diesel engine oil plus lubricating oils and greases. We serve various industries. Our well-known brands include Havoline®, Ursa®, and Delo®. Contact us about your lubrication needs.

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  • Porter, TX 888-382-6300

    Royal Purple® manufactures and distributes industrial lubricants, synthetic lubricants, automotive lubricants and lubricating grease. We manufacture lubricants for almost every industry including industrial and consumer lubrication products. We are waiting to help you. Contact us today.

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Marine Lubricants

Marine lubricants are oil formations that are used in various types of machinery located on large ships. Due to the shear size of the ships as well as the high amount of fuel burned, there are many difficulties presented with developing a truly marine-grade lubricant.

Typically, there are three main ways marine lubricants are used: with propulsion engines, auxiliary engines and power generation, all of which require the use of one of two types of engines: crosshead and trunk piston. Crosshead engines are large reciprocating diesel engines that can be either internal combustion or steam, but are modernly more likely to be internal combustion. Crosshead engines are typically two-cycle and operate at slower speeds than trunk piston engines. Trunk piston engines are internal combustion diesel engines that operate on distillate fuels and are typically four-cycle and offer medium speeds. Unlike crosshead engines, which have a separate cylinder and crankcase sump, trunk piston engines have a common sump for both parts. Additionally, marine lubricants can be used in variable pitch propellers, geared transmissions, turbochargers, deck machinery and oil-lubricated stern tubes. A fairly new technology that is increasing in momentum is biodegradable marine lubricants, which a few companies have developed in response to increasing demand because of the environmental benefits these lubricants can offer.

Marine lubricants most often utilize paraffinic oil base stock. Paraffinic oils contain paraffin wax, which is a type of alkane hydrocarbon. Some advantages that paraffinic oils offer over other oils, such as naphthenic oils, include high oxidation resistance, low volatility and excellent stability as well as high pour points and flash points. Marine lubricants are often monograde oils that are typically SAE 30/40/50 viscosity grades. Monograde oils can be used in marine applications due to the stable operating conditions of the ship’s engine room. As a result of the many difficulties of maintaining good lubrication of marine equipment, most lubricants utilize additives that provide additional features such as increased lubricity and corrosion-resistance that allow them to be used in these applications. The most common additive types that are used for marine lubricants include corrosion inhibitors, pour-point depressants, antioxidants, anti-foam compounds, detergents/dispersants and anti-wear/friction. These additional characteristics that make certain marine lubricants more desirable are synthetically developed.