VALVOLINE’S NEXT GEN­ER­A­TION

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“We’re talk­ing about mil­lions and mil­lions of kilo­me­tres of test­ing be­fore we’re able to in­tro­duce new prod­ucts”

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 to these new en­gine oil re­quire­ments. Valvoline 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 tem­per­a­ture 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 Ed, the OEMs fo­cus on four key prop­er­ties which were in wear pro­tec­tion, aer­a­tion or foam­ing within the en­gine, ox­i­di­s­a­tion and shear-sta­bil­ity.

By com­bin­ing the in­no­va­tion and proven per­for­mance, Valvoline hands on ex­per­tise in diesel en­gines en­sure the end user has the lat­est lu­bri­cant tech­nol­ogy avail­able for their fleet.

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 is a cat­a­lyst com­pat­i­ble oil and ac­cord­ing to Ed, does not in­ter­fere with af­ter treat­ment de­vices typ­i­cally found in new low emis­sion en­gines (e.g. SCR, DPF etc).

Valvoline All Fleet Plus E900 con­tains the lat­est ad­di­tive tech­nol­ogy in­clud­ing an­tiox­i­dants and dis­per­sants which re­duce sludge for­ma­tion, en­sur­ing vis­cos­ity con­trol across the drain in­ter­val. Newer low emis­sion en­gine pis­ton de­sign ex­poses the lu­bri­cant to higher tem­per­a­tures due to raised pis­ton rings. With­out this new ad­di­tive tech­nol­ogy, oil degra­da­tion will ac­cel­er­ate the wear of the en­gine.

Valvoline All Fleet Plus E900 has been de­vel­oped to meet the var­i­ous re­quire­ments of wear pro­tec­tion, ac­cord­ing to Ed, that man­agers ex­pect out of their fleet.

“It’s back­wards com­pat­i­ble to all the pre­vi­ous graded en­gine oils and it will in­crease the per­for­mance and pro­tec­tion of an en­gine espe­cially of the older model en­gines that are still cir­cu­lat­ing in the Aus­tralian Mar­ket.”

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