Q8 Mahler G8: first ‘high ash’ oil with OEM-approval for critical natural gas engines
Q8Oils has succeeded to eliminate the undesired side effects of gas engine oils with a high sulphated ash content. The Q8 Mahler G8 gas engine oil combines a 0,8 % sulphated ash content with a low deposit tendency, keeping engine parts clean. Q8Oils recently received the first ever OEM-approval for this type of ‘high ash’ gas engine oils to be used in critical, steel piston and high BMEP engines being operated on natural gas.
Gas engine owners are always looking to enhance the performance of their installation. The selection of the right engine oil is one of the ways to ensure problem-free operations. High pressure gas engines running on highly polluted gases require lubricants with a higher sulphated ash content. The side effect of these oil types is the increased deposit tendency that limits drain interval time and hinders engine cleanliness.
Q8 Mahler G8 raises the bar for gas engine oils.
For the traditional gas engine oils there was always one truth: the higher the ash content, the higher the ash deposit tendency. For the development of the Q8 Mahler G8, Q8Oils used a completely new development strategy, setting us apart from our competitors. The unique formulation of this gas engine oil enables a 0,8% sulphated ash content in combination with a low ash deposit tendency.
The benefits for gas engine owners are very promising:
- Fewer piston deposits
- Less liner lacquering
- Enhanced engine cleanliness
- Extended oil drain intervals
- Decreased oil consumption
- Longer engine life
Official GE Jenbacher approval received
As one of the most important OEM’s (Original equipment manufacturers) GE Jenbacher positively tested the Q8 Mahler G8 in steel piston, high BMEP type engines. Earlier tests already confirmed that the Mahler G-series technology keeps engines clean. With the expected GE Jenbacher approval Q8Oils will have a competitive advantage over competitors as the Q8 Mahler G8 will be the first ‘high ash’ engine oil that receives this kind of OEM-approval. Previously only 0,5 % sulphated ash lubricants were allowed in this engine type.
Q8 Mahler G8 is also officially approved by:
• GE Jenbacher TI 1000-1109, for 2 and 3 series engines operating on fuel class A (natural gas), class B (biogas) & C (landfill gas).
• GE Jenbacher TI 1000-1109, for 6 series engines operating on fuel class A (natural gas), including 6F and 6H (steel piston engines).
• Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH, CG132, CG170 and CG260 engines operating on all gas types
• Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH (prev. MWM GmbH), all MWM gas engines operating on all gas types.
• Guascor Power, FGLD and SFGLD engines operating on natural gas and clean biogas
• MAN Truck & Bus AG, M 3271-4 (Special gas)
From our expert Joris van der List
After working 8 years in the Q8Research institute in Rotterdam, Joris van der List joined Q8Oils in 2011. Next to being Technical Sales Manager, he is expert in the Energy segment and has a background in mechanical engineering.