Vickers EALs:
The SEAL of Approval

Explore our range of innovative, high performance, Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
  • Proven performance
  • OEM approved and VGP compliant
  • Expert, personal technical support
  • Worldwide stock availability

With the appearance of a growing number of regulatory requirements and initiatives mandating or incentivising the adoption of EALs, we have the experience and expertise to ease the transition from mineral lubricants, and deliver cost efficiency and performance benefits in the process.

In 2002 Vickers Oils became the first company to make Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) commercially available to the global marine market, in response to requests from concerned customers who wished to minimise the potential impact of their operations on the marine environment.

Eleven years later the use of EALs in below-the-waterline equipment was mandated for vessels calling in US waters by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in its 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). In addition to improving environmental credentials, the use of EALs is one way in which vessel operators can achieve real cost saving benefits through superior performance. Our EALs offer vessel operators the following distinct benefits:

  • Meet the requirements of the 2013 VGP
  • Offer superior performance compared to conventional lubricants.
  • Have been used by some operators as evidence of continuous improvement for compliance programmes such as ISO 14001 and TMSA
  • Enhance corporate reputation and demonstrate operators’ Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Offer a mitigating factor in some cases of accidental leakage.

We are justifiably proud of our global reputation for supplying innovative marine lubricants, continuing to lead the way in the development of marine Bio-Lubes and providing our customers with the high levels of service and solutions they need. For more information on the benefits of Bio-Lubes, read Why Choose Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants?

Explore our range of innovative and OEM approved lubricants with our interactive 3D application guide

The HYDROX BIO RANGE:
The IdEAL Solution 

The Environmentally Acceptable Sterntube Lubricant delivering superior performance and wear protection even when water ingress occurs

  • Verified lubrication at high water levels
  • Protects bearings against corrosion
  • Excellent wear protection
  • ISO 68, 100, 150 & 220 available

For sterntubes, stabiliser bearings and CPP hubs

HYDROX BIO 100

Biodegradable unsaturated emulsifiable sterntube oil ISO 100

Part no. 10100

HYDROX BIO 150

Biodegradable unsaturated emulsifiable sterntube oil ISO 150

Part no. 10150

HYDROX BIO 220

Biodegradable unsaturated emergency grade emulsifiable sterntube oil ISO 220

Part no. 10220

HYDROX BIO 68

Biodegradable unsaturated emulsifiable sterntube oil ISO 68

Part no. 10168

The ECOSTERN SMX RANGE:
REAL Endurance 

The Environmentally Acceptable Sterntube Lubricant delivering superior performance and wear protection

  • Excellent lubrication
  • Extended fluid life
  • Superior demulsification
  • ISO 100 available

For sterntubes

ECOSTERN SMX 100

Biodegradable fully saturated non-emulsifiable sterntube oil ISO 100

Part no. 10931

The ECOSURE RANGE: 
REAL Performance 

The Environmentally Acceptable Hydraulic Fluid delivering superior fluid life and oxidation resistance

  • Exceeds requirements of ISO 15380
  • Extended fluid life
  • Good extreme temperature performance
  • ISO 22, 32, 46, 68 & 100 available

For CPP’s, stabilisers, ramps, deck equipment and some thrusters

ECOSURE HSE 46

Biodegradable fully saturated high oxidatively stable hydraulic fluid ISO 46

Part no. 20346

ECOSURE HSE 68

Biodegradable fully saturated high oxidatively stable hydraulic fluid ISO 68

Part no. 20468

ECOSURE HSE 100

Biodegradable fully saturated high oxidatively stable hydraulic fluid ISO 100

Part no. 20310

ECOSURE HSE 32

Biodegradable fully saturated high oxidatively stable hydraulic fluid ISO 32

Part no. 20232

The BIOGEAR XP RANGE: 
REAL Protection 

The Environmentally Acceptable Gear Lubricant delivering superior anti-wear, EP and oxidation protection even under severe conditions

  • Meets the requirement of DIN 51517 part 3 (2018)
  • Excellent equipment protection
  • Superior thermal stability
  • ISO 68, 100, 150, 220, 320 & 460 available

For Thrusters, some CPP designs and deck equipment

BIOGEAR XP 460

Ecolabel Fully Saturated High EP Non-Emulsifiable Gear Oil ISO 460

Part no. 15564

BIOGEAR XP 220

Ecolabel Fully Saturated High EP Non-Emulsifiable Gear Oil ISO 220

Part no. 15280

BIOGEAR XP 320

Ecolabel Fully Saturated High EP Non-Emulsifiable Gear Oil ISO 320

Part no. 15392

BIOGEAR XP 150

Biodegradable fully saturated high EP non-emulsifiable gear oil ISO 150

Part no. 15158

BIOGEAR XP 68

Biodegradable fully saturated high EP non-emulsifiable gear oil ISO 68

Part no. 15685

BIOGEAR XP 100

Biodegradable fully saturated high EP non-emulsifiable gear oil ISO 100

Part no. 15072

The BIOGREASE EP Range: 
REAL Resistance 

The Environmentally Acceptable Grease combining corrosion protection with excellent resistance to wash off from rain and seawater

  • Excellent resistance to water wash off
  • Long lasting corrosion protection
  • Good load carrying properties
  • NLGI 0 & 2 available

For deck equipment, wire ropes and rudder stocks

BIOGREASE EP0

High Wear Water Resistant Fully Saturated NLGI 0 Grease

Part no. 25560

BIOGREASE EP2

High wear water resistant fully saturated NLGI 2 grease

Part no. 25892

Service & Support

30% of our workforce are employed in the technical team, focusing on Quality Control, R&D, OEM liaison and Technical Service allowing us to provide one-on-one dedicated customer support by our team of highly qualified experts.