During the past two plus years our work in fuel efficiency has focused on combustion in diesel fuel. Recently that has come to include Engine protection and oil filtration. The benefits received from one amplifies the benefits received the others.
In 2011, we conducted a thorough review of the EPA SmartWay website and it’s conclusions as to how to address reducing fuel consumption. At that time we were curious regarding the fact there was no conversation regarding combustion. Our curiosity led us to call EPA SmartWay to see what we missed on the website. Turns out nothing was missed. Up to that time they noted no work had been done in the “combustion space” as they did not have the capability to pursue combustion.
That amazed us!
The recently formed fleet industry group NACFE (North American Council for Fuel Efficiency) likewise does not address combustion on their website. We called the executive director, had a good discussion and noted that combustion was something they would be pursuing in the 2013-4 time frame. The NACFE website did have an article that reinforced the use of CleanBoost and all the work we are doing for the fleet industry. The National Research Council and Transportation Research Board simply stated: “Over 50% of energy losses come from the engine.” The following chart tells the real “”59%” story!
The 59% Solution
The following paragraphs summarize the blog posts to come. Each post will address the lost energy from an internal combustion engine and meaningful solutions for all users of internal combustion engines. We know you will learn from and enjoy each post.
Combustion: To burn more of the available BTU in the fuel improves fuel efficiency. Matter cannot be created or destroyed the same is true for energy. It is the ability to modify the burn rate of the matter and energy in the combustion chamber that improves fuel efficiency and reduces soot and emissions.
Filtration: Filtering new oil will extend the hours/miles between drains. Why? New oil is dirty. Filter oil to 2 microns and remove 100% of the water from fuel and you will extend the life of operating equipment. Oil drains and related lubricant maintenance is a function of combustion, metal friction and filtration. Improve all three and oil drains and related maintenance may be extended four fold.
Metal: To reduce metal friction results in lower engine temperatures, reduced wear scar and longer equipment life. Ferrous particulates within the oil environment penetrating into the metal forming a covalent, galvanic bond to the metal to create a smooth less friction absorbing metal to lower operating equipment temperatures and keep lubricants cleaner for longer periods of time, extends equipment maintenance cycles and equipment or engine life.
The table shows the losses for a typical combination tractor-trailer. These losses will vary depending on the weight, shape, and size of the truck, and the type of driving (the truck’s duty cycle). On the Interstate highway, aerodynamics plays a much larger role in truck energy losses than in city driving. Loss of inertia due to braking and energy losses due to auxiliary loads are greater in city driving than on the highway.
Our $1.1 million invested in over 100 industry standard tests regarding fuel combustion, oil and fuel filtration and engine metal protection is worthy of your time to review.
CleanBoost passed the testing to be registered by/with the EPA. The EPA 211B and 511B EPA tests for fuels and fuel additives have also been successfully completed. After 26 years the safety and efficacy of CleanBoost the related products is not in question.
Yet, “Snake Oil” is an industry term for additives of all types. We would agree that most additives should be avoided. We get it.
“Chemistry” is used for understanding combustion. Regardless of your bias, the chemistry behind CleanBoost has been proven time and again by customers and documented in over 100 industry standard tests.
If you trust the industry test standards and capabilities of ASTM, SAE, Southwest Research, Olsen Labs, LubeTrak and others, then for six months be inconvenienced, spend the money and validate the efficacy of CleanBoost for your company.
The blog posts to follow share many of the industry standard tests and more importantly a five year story starting in 2004 before DPF and “ReGen” units caused headaches through 2009 when CleanBoost relieved those headaches. There is nothing like a “real” company sharing their “real” results. We know you will still have to do your due diligence to validate CleanBoost for your organization. We get it. We also know you will enjoy the story and want to replicate that experience for your organization. The discussion will be good and worthy of your time.
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