Valvoline’s All Fleet PLUS E900 meets new test standards of original engine manufacturers.
CHANGES TO GLOBAL emission standards have resulted in engine manufacturers requiring the next generation of oils that can survive for longer at higher temperatures.
Original engine manufacturer ( OEM) test standards are used to ensure oil manufacturers comply with these new engine oil requirements.
Valvoline’s All Fleet PLUS E900 has been tested to these standards with formal OEM approvals, together with comprehensive proven performance in the field to ensure trouble-free operation of your equipment.
The next generation of diesel engine oils have been designed to meet the latest specification, in this case API CK-4, the standard endorsed by the American Petroleum Institute (API).
While reducing costly servicing is one of the key considerations for OEM’s, next-generation oils are designed to perform in higher temperatures like those found in the latest low-emission heavy-duty vehicles.
Ed Kopinski, Valvoline technical director, says field trial programs, often conducted in conjunction with fleet owners, are designed to evaluate the performance of a lubricant such as Valvoline All Fleet Plus E900. Field trial work is extensive, conducted across the globe and under Australian conditions, including light, heavy and road trains, before it can be released to market.
“We’re talking about millions and millions of kilometres of testing before we’re able to introduce new products.
A lot of development work is done two years prior in terms of phasing a particular lubricant into market,” he says.
“At Valvoline we don’t look to only meet standards when launching new products, following such extensive field trial periods, we’re confident this oil goes above and beyond to help extend the life of the engine.”
Valvoline All Fleet Plus E900 carries formal approvals across various manufacturers such as Detroit, Mack, Volvo, Renault and Cummins.
According to Kopinski, the OEMs focus on four key properties: wear protection; aeration or foaming within the engine; oxidisation; and shear-stability.
“By combining innovation and proven perf-ormance, Valvoline hands-on expertise in diesel engines ensure the end user has the latest lubricant technology for their fleet,” he says.
In field trials, Valvoline All Fleet Plus E900 was tested for wear protection, aeration or foaming within the engine, oxidisation and shear-stability. The product exceeded the performance of previous grades even under high load situations experienced in road-train applications.
Valvoline All Fleet Plus E900 does not interfere with after-treatment devices typically found in new low-emission engines (eg SCR, DPF etc).