Lubricants for medium-speed marine diesel engines running on distillate fuels
Shell Gadinia S3 30 is a high quality, multifunctional diesel engine lubricant which has been specially designed
for the most severe service in main propulsion auxiliary marine trunk piston engines burning up to 1% sulphur
distillate and bio-fuels.
The newly formulated Shell Gadinia S3 30 has also been optimised for use in non-engine applications which are
typically found on board such as gearboxes, clutches and stern tubes.
Shell Gadinia S3 30 offers excellent resistance to oxidation and thermal degradation so it can offer longer oil life, especially in high stress engines under severe operating conditions.
Shell Gadinia S3 30 can help to extend engine life by reducing deposit formation in the piston ring belt and cylinder liners reducing the risk of ring sticking and breakage.
In addition the new formulation has been designed to minimise laquer formation resulting in greater control of oil consumption and reduced operating costs.
Shell Gadinia S3 30 has been designed to have greater tolerance to engine overload or poor combustion. It will also offer a greater safety margin to protect highly loaded bearings, in the event of water contamination, due to Shell Gadinia S3 30’s improved water tolerance and separation in separators.
Shell Gadinia S3 30 is also approved for use in a number of non-engine applications such as gearboxes, clutches and stern tubes – this can help smaller operators to minimise inventory by removing the requirement to keep multiple specialist lubricants on board.