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Cenex Scores with Diesels

Over-the-road tests totaling more than 134 million miles (about 5,380 trips around theEarth) show Cenex Superlube TMS heavy-duty diesel engine oil offers exceptional protection against catastropic engine failure, Cenex says. Testing of the SAE 15W-40 API CI-4 PLUS oil took years, under the eye of an independent lab. These exhaustive fleet tests evaluated the performance of Cenex Superlube TMS in more than 70 trucks with Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Mack engines, notes Bob Thiesen, lubricants technical services manager. The oil meets performance requirements for North Americas EGR and ACERT engines, as well as standards for European and Asian makes. Contact your Cenex distributor, or visit for details.

Quenchant is Biostable

Houghton Internationals newest biostable polymer quenchant, Aqua-Quench 245, is specially formulated for induction hardening and immersion quenching of high-harden-ability steel alloy parts, such as gears, shafts, crankshafts, camshafts, transmission components, ring gears and bearings, as well as typical immersion-quenching applications. Users can vary the concentration of Aqua-Quench 245 to achieve the desired hardenability and metallurgical characteristics. The PAG based quenchant resists microbial contamination, extending the life of the fluid. It does not leave a deposit on parts or cause a sticky buildup on equipment, and it contains a nitrite-free corrosion inhibitor that protects inductors, limit switches, quench tanks, pipes, and fittings. Web:

Castrol Woos Truckers

BP Lubricants USA is expanding the distribution channels for its Castrol Tection Extra brand to include truck stops. It first introduced Castrol Tection Extra into retail, mass, truck stop, heavy-duty parts and auto parts channels in January 2005. Now the 15W-40 conventional diesel engine oil is available at all 170 Flying J locations nationwide, where a buy two gallons, get one free promotion runs through April 30. Starting May 1, Castrol Tection Extra moves onto store shelves at 267 Pilot Travel Centers nationwide, too. The buy two, get one free promotion will also be offered at these locations. We are very excited to extend the distribution of Castrol Tection Extra to an even wider audience through this new channel, said Karla Delgallo, brand manager. Phone (800) 777-1466. Web:

Reliability Training Offered

Polaris Laboratories announces Practical Oil Analysis and Cooling Systems Maintenance, training for maintenance and reliability professionals. The two courses show how to develop a fluid analysis program that makes a positive impact on your companys bottom line. Taught by experts, each course focuses on program goals, appropriate testing, selecting a laboratory, taking good, timely samples, interpreting results and managing your data with decisive maintenance action. Participants receive reference materials, a $100 credit toward testing services, the COM-PASS data management software program (a $499 value), and other bonuses. Dates include April 24-26 in Indianapolis, and Nov. 6-8 in Houston. Contact: Polaris Laboratories customer service, (877) 808-3750, ext. 229. Web:

The Book on Analysis

A new volume from ASTM International, Elemental Analysis of Fuels and Lubricants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, includes 23 peer-reviewed papers that provide the latest information on the elemental analysis of fuels and lubricants. Topics range from management issues such as staff training, sampling, calibration and quality control practices, to probing looks at techniques such as atomic spectroscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, sulfur analysis and more. Copies of STP 1468, Elemental Analysis of Fuels And Lubricants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects (275 pages, soft cover, ISBN: 0-8031-3494-0; stock #STP1468) are $90, from ASTM Customer Service. Phone: (610) 832-9585. Web: E-mail:

Rubber Lube Dries Quickly

P -80 Grip-It quick-drying hose lubricant is the latest in International Products Corp.s line of temporary rubber lubricants. Typical uses include the installation of o-rings, grommets, seals, diaphragms, washers, belts, gaskets, sleeves, and soft plastic parts. P-80 lubricates tight-fitting rubber parts so they slip easily into place, then dries in less than 20 minutes to allow the natural tight fit of rubber to return. By easing installations, P-80 Grip-It helps increase output rates, reduce damaged parts, and prevent injuries. The low-viscosity fluid can be applied by automatic or manual methods including spray, bath, sponge, brush, or squirt techniques. For a free, no-obligation sample, contact: International Products, P. O. Box 70, Burlington, NJ 08016. Phone: (609) 386-8770. E-mail:

Control Your Viscosity

A new viscosity control system for in-line or in-tank processes with one to three stations, such as for making lubricants, coatings, adhesives, and other products, is being introduced by Norcross Corp. The Norcross Visc1000 viscosity control system features a touch-screen interface that displays process parameters and trend data for each station. Displaying set-point, actual viscosity, alarms, and automatic/manual mode for each station, it provides real-time data logging and allows viscosity parameter changes on-the-fly. Suitable for all processes where viscosity is critical, prices for the Norcross Visc1000 viscosity control system start at $5,995. Contact: James Dulong, Norcross Corp., 255 Newtonville Ave., Newton, MA 02458. Phone: (617) 969-7020. Web: E-mail:

Stencil It

Need to quickly mark packages, equipment or material anywhere in the plant? Stencils offer an alternative to space-consuming pre-printed packages, and are also ideal for marking oil drums, pails, industrial containers, doors, loading areas, and buildings. A complete roll-on stencil kit is now available from J.L. Geisler Corp. It includes a 3-inch roller, a 4-1/2 by 7-1/2-inch ink pad, a quart of stencil ink, and a custom-made, polyvinyl reusable stencil in your choice of 0.010 mylar or .040 polyvinyl. Stencils can be made with your company logos, universal symbols, special warnings. Contact: Gary Geisler, J.L. Geisler Corp., 28750 Lorna Ave., Warren, MI 48092-3930. Phone: (586) 574-1800. Web:

OATS Updates Software

Wondering which oil for this application? The OATS database now covers over 46,000 models, including all leading makes and models of cars, trucks, buses, and agricultural, construction and industrial equipment. The new upgrade of its lubricants recommendation system, EARL6, comes in four task-oriented versions: QuikTech (ideal for technical help desks); Survey Master (which helps you provide lubricant surveys for customers); ProTech (for the professional technical user); and EARL6 Publisher (for marketing staff). EARL6 appeals to all sizes of oil company, from the single-site supplier to the major multinational. It operates in 18 languages; coming are Asian languages, like Chinese and Thai, OATS says. Contact: Jeremy Hyde, OATS America. E-mail: Web:

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