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Phillips 66 Revamps Greases

Phillips 66 overhauled its industrial, automotive and heavy-duty greases. The products are formulated with extreme pressure additives as well as rust and oxidation inhibitors, and resist increased loads, shearing, high temperatures and water washout, among other properties, the company notes. They can be used in parts such as trolley wires in mining applications, wheel bearings and chassis in automobiles and heavy-loaded bearings in industrial equipment, the lube manufacturer adds. The more than 50 greases have color-coded packaging categorized by thickener type. Web: www.phillips66

Reformulated Cylinder Oil

With the International Maritime Organizations 2020 marine fuel sulfur cap approaching, Exxon­Mobil launched Mobilgard 540, a cylinder lubricant that will operate with 0.5 percent sulfur fuels. The 40 base number cylinder oil replaces the oil majors Mobilgard 525 and provides deposit control, prevents scuffing wear, has increased thermal and oxidative stability and allows for longer piston overhauls. Mobilgard 540 will be available across ExxonMobils global port network and can be used in vessels that currently have Mobilgard 525 operating in 0.1 percent sulfur Emission Control Areas, the company says. Web:

Add In Protection

Chevron Oronite released an additive package, OLOA 54720, to address the issue of low-speed pre-ignition in gasoline and light-duty passenger car engines with after-treatment systems. The additives are blended with SAE 0W-20 engine oils to protect turbochargers against LSPI while controlling deposits to increase engine cleanliness, reducing emissions and lowering friction and wear to improve fuel economy, the company says. The product meets European original equipment manufacturer specifications from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo as well as the ACEA 2016 C5 oil sequences, API SN Plus and ILSAC GF-5 standards. Web:

Brush Off Grime

Oil, grease and grime are no match for Amsoils new engine degreaser. The products solvents quickly and easily soften gunk from engine parts that can then be wiped off with water, without leaving residue. The company recommends that end users cover any unsealed components that may be sensitive to water, including the distributor, air filter, air intake system, carburetor, electronic controls and electrical components before spraying the degreaser. The product is available in 15-ounce aerosol cans. Web:

Repel Rust

Cortec Corp. now has a biobased aerosol lubricant for industrial, maintenance shop and home use. EcoAir Biobased CLP is a penetrating lube that loosens rusted parts and protects equipment from wear and corrosion for up to two years, the company boasts. The products can be sprayed on carbon and galvanized and stainless steel, as well as on aluminum and aluminum alloy applications including in-plant machining, bar and chain oiling, flange lubrication, lock and hinge maintenance and mold release. EcoAir is packaged in 10-ounce recyclable spray cans. Web: www.cortecvci.

Halt Foam

Foam is an unwelcome addition to lubricants, and Ayalytical is aiming to provide reliable measurements with the second generation of its Foam Digital Detection Imaging (FoamDDI) apparatus. The instrument has a charge coupled device camera and a reader unit that provide optics to determine static and dynamic foam heights. The automatic system produces plots, photos and videos simultaneously to monitor the effect and optimal concentration of antifoaming agents, process dynamics and lubricant quality, the company notes. The second-generation instrument includes a complete optimization of flows, heating and cooling to drastically reduce analysis time of the different regimes to comply with standards ASTM D892 and D6058 more effectively, Ayalytical adds. Web:

Smooth Shifts

Transmissions remain steady with new additions to Petro-Canada Lubricants Duradrive brand of multi-vehicle transmission fluids. The full synthetic oils offer wear protection, stable friction control, anti-shudder durability and improved fuel efficiency to automatic, dual-clutch and continuously variable transmissions, the lube manufacturer says. They also resist oxidation and have low-temperature performance. The products are available worldwide except the ATF for dual-clutch transmissions, which is available only in Europe and China. Web:

More Lube Choices

VP Racing Fuels recently launched its mineral and synthetic blend racing lubricants and oils for specialty applications. VP Classic includes non-synthetic SAE 30, SAE 10W-30 and SAE 20W-50 racing oils that provide friction reduction and high levels of zinc dialkyldithiophosphate to defend against wear, as well as an SAE 80W-90 API GL-4 gear oil for manual transmissions of classic cars. The company also has its VP Traditional racing oils in SAE 50 and 60 viscosities that strengthen oil film and handle extreme conditions in racecar engines. VP Custom has lubricants for nitro-methane fueled and diesel compression ignition engines as well as conventional and limited slip gear oils. Web:


Lube manufacturer UMW Grantt International launched an engine oil in Malaysia to counter the effects of low-speed pre-ignition. Grantt Stellar 8000 SAE 0W-20 full synthetic engine oil controls oil thickening to protect components during cold start conditions and at high temperatures. The company adds that the oil has detergents and dispersants to prevent sludge and varnish formation. It also claims that the engine oil can reduce LSPI by 84 percent, leading to less wear and halting damage to engine components. The oil meets API SN Plus standards. Web:

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