Total Lubmarine has extended the global reach of its technical support services with the opening of a new Diagomar Plus Laboratory in Chicago, USA.
The new lab opening means the marine lubricant specialist now has 5 centers around the world – with Chicago joining Ertvelde (Belgium), Singapore, Shanghai, and Panama City.
“Our customers around the world value the level of technical expertise and support our dedicated teams are able to offer them to not only help deliver engine lubrication recommendations for optimum cost control results but crucially, through analysis and insight of equipment, to ensure operational efficiency and safety, and helping reduce vessel machinery downtime. So we are delighted to extend this level of technical support still further with the opening of our new Diagomar Plus Laboratory in Chicago,” said Olivier Suming, Service Product Manager at Total Lubmarine.
Through the new Lab, Total Lubmarine’s customers in North America are able to access rapid and accurate lubricating oil analysis services for monitoring the performance and condition of marine engines and auxiliary machinery – helping them proactively prevent unnecessary damage before it happens.
The range of services available through the new Chicago Lab include standard analyses for Engine Oil, Non-engine Oil, Drain Oil, Thermal Oil, Stern tube Oil, and EAL (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant).
The combination of technical services, expert lubricant knowledge and specialist insight offered by Total Lubmarine’s Lab network enables ship operators and crews to decide the best courses of action specific to their vessel. This is supported by dedicated marine lubricant specialists from Total who can assist and advise whenever required.