Reliable equipment operation at sea is extremely important. At the same time, marine conditions are extremely tough on ships and offshore equipment. By selecting the right lubricant, you will obtain long relubrication intervals and trouble-free operation.

  • Specialty lubricants from Klüber Lubrication – zero compromising on sustainability and performance  

    Equipment used in port and terminal operations is exposed to enormous stress and strain. The implications of a breakdown can be significant and costly. Klüber Lubrication offers tailormade lubricants for all your port applications that significantly enhance performance, reliability, safety, and overall sustainability of your facilities. After all, it is the lubricant that has to ensure reliable operation of each machine element.  

    Brochure: Speciality lubricants for port and terminal applications

The harsh conditions on ships are barely equalled: blistering cold, stifling heat, rain, wind, salt water, corrosion and high mechanical loads. Such applications require high performance, and demonstrate the difference between conventional and speciality lubricants.

Several friction points - one solution

Many of our lubricants can be used for a variety of lubrication tasks. This helps you reduce the complexity of logistics process and save time, money and storage capacity. A global network of production and sales companies ensures that all our products will reach you worldwide.

Close cooperation between OEMs and operators

Because of their numerous benefits, our speciality lubricants are recommended and used by well-known manufacturers, for example for heavily loaded equipment such as anchor winches, generator bearings, thrusters or propeller shaft seals.

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs)

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs)

The marine environment is precious and worth preserving and will only survive in the long term if we treat it with respect and care. With our environmentally sound speciality lubricants, functionality and environmental compatibility is provided without contradiction.

The preservation of our unique ecosystem is particularly important to us. Our speciality lubricants not only reduce operating costs, they are also less harmful to the environment than conventional lubricants based on mineral oil. It makes sense to use rapidily biodegradable lubricants to make a small contribution to the lasting protection of the seas.

As a shipowner you are subject to ever stricter environmental protection regulations. Klüber Lubrication EAL lubricants comply with the standard for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants as defined in Appendix A of the 2013 Vessel General Permit issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Our range of Klüberbio products offers speciality lubricants compatible with the environment while providing excellent wear protection: high performance and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.

Biodegradable, non-toxic stern tube oils

Biodegradable, non-toxic stern tube oils

The contamination of our seas is becoming more and more extreme in coastal regions with high industrial density and along major shipping routes. Even the smallest oil leakage event can result in considerable sea water contamination risk.

Klüberbio RM 2 biodegradable lubrication products

  • Not toxic to marine organisms
  • Help to reduce environmental hazards resulting from vessel component leakage
  • Comply with the standard for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (2013 Vessel General Permit - US Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Provide a competitive advantage enabling environmentally acceptable marine shipping and transportation of goods
  • Compatible with selected elastomers made of NBR and FKM available from leading propeller shaft seal manufacturers

Keeping your thrusters and gearboxes operating reliably and efficiently

Gear Oils for the Marine Industry

As marine gear units are subject to the highest operational requirements, they call for selection and use of the highest performance lubricants.

Klüber Lubrication high-performance gear oils provide long-term protection of gear units and enable increased service life compared to conventional mineral-based enclosed gearbox oils.

Klüberoil GEM 1 N, Klübersynth GEM 4 N and Klüberbio EG 2 gear oil series

  • Extend maintenance service intervals with enabling service lifetimes 3 to 4 times longer than standard oils
  • Synthetic base oils (GEM 4 N and EG 2 series) offer excellent ageing and oxidation resistance
  • Provide a high scuffing load capacity to protect gear flanks against damage even under high loads
  • Low friction coefficient can improve gear efficiency while saving costs and reducing CO2 emissions

Klüberbio EG 2 oils for the lubrication of rudder propeller and thruster gear drives are rapidly biodegradable and comply with the standard for EALs, which reduces their environmental impact in the event of leakage.

Compressor oils - putting productivity first

Compressor oils - putting productivity first

Basically, all our customers share one objective: They expect reliable compressor operation enabling clean compressed air, or hydrocarbon gases, at an economical level.

Klüber Lubrication compressor oils for the marine industry set new standards and

  • reduce maintenance costs
  • increase compressor reliability
  • reduce costs for spare part inventory
  • reduce costs for used oil disposal

Klüber Summit DSL synthetic air compressor oils series

Extend lifetime of reciprocating compressor valves and piston rings compared to mineral or hydrocarbon oil based compressor oils as they form less residues which have a negative effect on compressor performance, reliability and efficiency. You benefit from reduced costs for maintenance and failures and increased energy efficiency due to the low friction coefficient of the synthetic compressor fluid.

Klüber Summit NGL synthetic compressor oil series

for the lubrication of wet cylinders in oil-injected natural gas high-pressure piston compressors

Enable cost savings by extending the lifetime of valves and piston rings. Compared to mineral oils, the products are very resistant to dilution and absorption by hydrocarbon gases.

Klüber Summit PGI series synthetic compressor oils

for oil-injected process gas compressors working with hydrocarbokayon-based refrigerants

Compared to mineral oils, Klüber Summit PGI products are very resistant to dilution and absorption by hydrocarbon cases. In addition, their long lifetime reduces maintenance and replacement costs due to less frequent oil changes.

Lubricating greases: Reliable solutions - tested quality.

Lubricating greases: Reliable solutions - tested quality.

Our lubricating greases are as diverse as your requirements. 

Whether the lubricant has to remain at the friction point as long as possible, the friction point has to be protected against external influences like water wash off, humidity and contamination or whether corrosion and wear protection are your key requirements, we have the right solution for you.

Klüber Lubrication offers a wide range of greases based on mineral or synthetic base oils or readily biodegradable base oils. Our aim is to provide the most appropriate technical operational solution enabling long-term protection for each of all your friction points.

Automatic lubrication: the right lubricant at the right point at the right time

Automatic lubrication: the right lubricant at the right point at the right time

Besides our speciality lubricants, we also offer systems for automatic lubrication of your maritime equipment to ensure you always have the right lubricant at the right point at the right time.

Automatic lubrication allows you to reduce planned maintenance intervals and the required manhours to a minimum. Lubricant dispensers of the Klübermatic series ensure reliable, clean and precise lubricant metering around the clock for periods up to 12 months.

Klübermatic FLEX is particularly suitable for lubrication points that are difficult to access, e.g. friction points on life boat davits, cranes or electric motor and fan bearings in the machine room. You can select a dispensing period between 1 and 12 months. Klübermatic FLEX is available in volumes of 60 cm³ and 125 cm³.

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Lubricants for the marine industry

Powerful, naturally!
Speciality lubricants from Klüber Lubrication, the benchmark for the marine industry.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs)
  • Reliable wear protection
  • Longer relubrication intervals and less maintenance
  • Longer component life
  • Lower operating costs
  • Powerful, naturally. Environmentally acceptable and biodegradable lubricants for the marine industry. Combined environmental and economic benefits with speciality lubricants from Klüber Lubrication.

    Overview: products and lubrication points



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