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extended oil service intervals by an average 80%

New lubricant for engines on non-natural gas

Q8Oils and INNIO Jenbacher have today launched Jenbacher S Oil 40 gas engine oil, an innovative new lubricant for engines that operate on non-natural gas (including, but not limited to biogas, sewage gas and landfill gas). This is one of the first products developed by the long-term global partnership established by Q8Oils and INNIO in October 2020.

Long drain intervals, reducing oil consumption and extending filter life
"Based on the latest technology, Jenbacher S Oil 40 is a high-performing oil for stationary gas engines. It provides very long drain intervals, reduces oil consumption and extends oil filter life. This medium-ash product keeps engines running efficiently and reliably under the severest conditions," says Joris van der List, Q8Oils Technology Manager. 

Jenbacher S Oil 40 gas engine oil is designed for the highly efficient Jenbacher Type 2, 3, 4 and 6 engines that operate on non-natural gases. "Even so, the Jenbacher S Oil 40 meets the demanding requirements of all non-natural gas combustion engines."

Significant cost savings
According to the team, the key benefits of Jenbacher S Oil 40 include the possibility to extend oil service intervals by an average 80%, resulting in a significant cost savings. Then there's the outstanding oxidation stability and acid neutralisation. "Exceptional performance in operations using high H2S content gases," they explain. At last, Q8Oils’ clean additive technology protects the combustion chamber from excessive deposit formation and provides excellent Total Base Number (TBN) retention

The displayed results are based on the experience of a limited number of engines during field tests. Actual results can vary depending on the type of engine, its maintenance, operating conditions and quality of prior lubricant used. Please consult the technical instructions from INNIO Jenbacher for specific guidelines.

Performance and reliability
Operators can control the performance and reliability of the engine using INNIO’s myPlant3 Asset Performance Management (APM). "This cloud-based technology uses a centralised user interface to track oil change intervals, oil consumption, operating temperature and oil pressure," Andreas Kunz, CTO with INNIO, explains. "Using APM helps to lower operating costs, predict engine events and reduce complexity. This is supported by QRAS (Q8 Routine Analysis System), developed by Q8Oils to provide a complete oil analysis backed by technical expertise."

These analysis help predict oil lifetime and ensure optimal performance and protection of the gas engine.


Mark Hensen, Q8Oils Customer Development Team Manager Energy, commented: “Our goal is to provide our customers with a highly reliable lubricant for efficient operations. Close cooperation between engineers and scientists at INNIO Jenbacher and Q8Oils has created a high-quality lubricant which enables us to find specific solutions for our customers.”

Joris van der List, Q8Oils Technology Manager, commented: “Jenbacher S Oil 40 is the result of years of joint development and shared expertise, both in the laboratory and in field tests. In its development we have focused on core customer requirements, such as cleaner technology and extended oil life, as the prime drivers.”

Andreas Kunz, CTO, INNIO commented: “Based on a best-in-class co-engineering working relationship, the INNIO Jenbacher and Q8Oils partnership focuses on sustainable solutions that support environmental friendlier solutions, and this has resulted in the successful development of Jenbacher S Oil 40 gas engine oil.”

Jenbacher S Oil 40 is available from 1st March 2021.

For more information:
Martine Franck
Q8 Oils
Global Sector Manager Energy
+32 499 99 39 37


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