Amsoil Synthetic Oil Improves Compressors Efficiency
Amsoil distributor, Enginecare Systems, says lubricants such as Amsoil PC Series Oil has been specially formulated to provide low friction properties that boost operating efficiency and resists viscosity increase from oxidation.
They say the increase in efficiency also saves money by reducing electrical energy consumption. The oil is a long-life, premium compressor lubricant based on novel, proprietary technology.
It incorporates premium grade, thermally stable Polyalphaolefin (PAO) synthetics fortified with premium non-detergent, ashless additives for maximum protection at high temperatures and pressures.
PAO chemistry is the industry’s premier base stock technology. Unlike conventional mineral-based chemistries, AMSOIL PAO base stocks contain fully saturated, hydrogenated molecules and are free of wax and other impurities.
The company says it lasts up to eight times longer than petroleum oils, effectively reducing maintenance and waste oil disposal costs. Good foam control reduces heat, oxidation and wear. High contact regions are protected against wear for increased compressor life and efficiency.
AMSOIL PC Series Oil in the appropriate viscosity is recommended for use in single and multi stage rotary screw, vane, centrifugal and reciprocating compressor crankcases and cylinders, vacuum pumps and other applications such as gears, bearings, blowers, pumps and hand- held pneumatic tools.
Protecting Landfill Gas Engines
Spinner II Centrifuge and 100% Synthetic Oil Dramatically Increases Run Times
Landfills around the world are tapping into a valuable fuel once flared off as a nuisance – biogas. The by-product of naturally decomposing organic matter, biogas burns easily in natural gas engines to create heat and electricity. Unlike natural gas, however, sour biogas can contain many impurities that must be removed before it can serve as an efficient economic fuel. Operating requirements for the engines differ as well, with biogas engines expected to operate 24/7 at high performance. Oil change frequencies for biogas engines are generally much shorter than those for natural gas engines, due to contaminants in biogas and the high load factors on the engines. As a result, any technology to help maintain clean oil and extend oil drain intervals will have a great impact on productivity and cost-efficiency.
In Auckland, New Zealand, one of the country’s largest landfill, operates a large scale waste-to-energy project. The project uses twelve Jenbacher J320 Landfill Gas Engines. The landfill takes industrial, chemical and hospital waste, so the gas collected contains high percentages of impurities. In the past, the engines could run at around 250 to 300 hours before total acid number (TAN) number rose and total base number (TBN) dropped to unacceptable levels. Attempts to control acid levels resulted in increased levels of silica and high wear rates.
Enginecare Systems Australasia Pty Ltd, the authorised distributors of Spinner II oil-cleaning centrifuges in New Zealand, was called in to provide assistance. Under the supervision of Co-Directors Kelvin Hieatt and Laurie Hyland, a trial was conducted on one of the Jenbacher engines using a Spinner II Model 3400 centrifuge powered by a dedicated pump and motor. The centrifuge, which process 50 L/min, cleans a side stream of oil and returns it to the sump.
A total of four trials were run, proving that using the Model 3400 Spinner II centrifuge increased the life of the oil and filters by approximately 100%. Landfill officials determined that the ROI for the system would be less than 1 year. Results would improve with the higher-capacity Model 3600 centrifuge, which cleans 75 L/min. A 50% increase in cleaning capability.
The landfill owner has installed twelve Model 3600 Spinner II centrifuges, with plans to add more at other landfill sites. With this Model 3600 centrifuge, oil and filter life increased another 50% to 150% or approximately 750 hours. The owner is also adding other Spinner II centrifuge models to protect engines on mobile equipment at the facility. (Dozers, Compactors, Excavators, Haul Trucks, Mobile Generators).
Amsoil 100% Synthetic Oil
The introduction of 100% synthetic Amsoil landfill gas oil, specially formulated for a trial project has extended oil change intervals to 1500 hours. The centrifuge and the Amsoil Oil combination have given a 500% oil change extension.
Power Generators, Pumps and Compressors Need Clean and Clean Oil
Despite the best efforts to house equipment in a dirt and dust-free location, the nature of their task inevitably exposes air intakes, lubrication and fuel access points to the risk of ingesting abrasive airborne contaminants.
“In the case of oil, even sub-micron particles will cause wear to engine components that ultimately causes loss of engine efficiency and costly parts and downtime if allowed to continue,” said Laurie Hyland of Enginecare Systems.
“High performance sub micron filtration systems; particularly the use of oil conditioning centrifuges, will deliver huge savings in terms of wear reduction, full flow filter life , reduction of emissions and dramatically cut the environmental impact of disposable waste emissions.
“Similarly, millions of sub micron abrasive particles that can prematurely block or find their way through an engine’s air filter will cause significant engine wear, when often ending up in the engine oil.
“Contaminated air will reduce combustion efficiency which increases lube oil contamination, increasing wear to turbos, rockers, rings, pistons, cylinder walls and crankshaft bearings. These wear factors will also reduce the economic life of an engine.
“Even small volumes of particles which can pass through the Air Filtration system cause premature wear that translates to excessive oil consumption and loss of engine efficiency.
“Airborne dirt particles from 10 to 100 microns cause the most engine damage. Many of these aggressive particles are composed of silicates that crystallize to extreme hardness under engine temperature”.
“Maintenance engineers need to ensure that fitting these filtration systems to diesel or gas power generators, oil line pumps and diesel and gas-powered pump engines, compressors, crushers, drive boxes and other machinery can substantially reduce costs, extend machinery life and always give a great return on investment,” Laurie said.
Amsoil Synthetic Gear lubrication
AMSOIL® has added SAE 190 and SAE 250 Severe Gear Synthetic Gear Lubes to its line of Amsoil Severe Gear Extreme Pressure Synthetic Gear Lubes.
“These lubricants are specifically engineered for high horsepower, high torque conditions where centrifugal gear lube sling-off is encountered. Their tenacious formulations cling to gears and bearings for the best possible protection during shock loading, high G-forces and where pinion gears are installed at steep angles,” said Laurie Hyland of Amsoil distributor, Enginecare Systems Australasia Pty Ltd.
“The two new gear lube viscosities were specially formulated for off-road truck racing, rock racing, rock crawling, tractor pulling, funny car racing and dragster racing applications that require heavier viscosity gear lubricants.
“They’re made from an exclusive blend of high viscosity, shear stable synthetic base oils and an extra treatment of high-performance additives. In addition, they are engineered to protect gears better than conventional gear oils, resisting acid, carbon and varnish formation and oxidative breakdown.
“They are recommended for use in hypoid gear differentials and other applications requiring a high viscosity, API GL-5 gear lube,” Laurie said.
Protection For Stationary Natural Gas Engines
Gas-powered engines are being used increasingly for power generation, various types of pumps and other ancillary machinery for site services.
Many maintenance engineers recognise the need for specialised lubricants that address common problems such as carbon deposits and port blockages. Other issues on gas engines used for continuous severe-service operation include valve recession and wear on piston rings, cylinder liners and bearings.
Although most gas engines are environmentally cleaner at the exhaust pipe, seriously abrasive particles will often find their way into the oil. To optimise return on investment in equipment, the installation of sub-micron oil filtration such as an oil centrifuge is also recommended for these applications.
AMSOIL® distributor, Enginecare Systems Australasia, says Amsoil Synthetic Stationary Natural Gas Engine Oil (ANGS) delivers continuous protection in stationary natural gas engines calling for an SAE 40, low-ash lubricant.
“Its shear-stable formula qualifies it as a multi-grade 20W-40 so it can be used over a broad ambient temperature range, eliminating the need for seasonal oil changes. This product is formulated with low sulphated ash to minimise carbon deposits and port blockage, resulting in reduced maintenance and extended equipment life,” said Enginecare Systems’ Laurie Hyland.
“Premium base oils and additives are designed to improve engine lubrication by keeping oil passages clean. The balanced formula of ANGS allows for a high total base number (TBN) to protect against corrosion while meeting low ash requirements.
“Nitration is a common concern in natural gas engines and can cause oil to thicken, reducing operational efficiency. This oil is naturally resistant to nitration, delivering maximum protection in natural gas engines.
In addition, low zinc and phosphorus levels prolong the life of emission catalyst systems without sacrificing wear protection,” Laurie said.
The company says Amsoil Synthetic Stationary Natural Gas Engine Oil is recommended for use in stationary four-stroke and select two-stroke engines that require low-ash (<.50%) engine oil and are fuelled by natural gas. The oils is recommended for use in gas engines produced by major manufacturers including, Cummins, Caterpillar, Jenbacher, MAN B&W, MWM Deutz, Wärtsilä NSD and Waukesha.
Hydraulics Face Tough Times in The Mines
100% Synthetic Oil and Sub-Micron Filtration Pays Big Dividends
The Australian mining environment is one of the toughest challenges for heavy equipment that relies on efficient hydraulics.
“While 100 percent synthetic hydraulic oils may cost more initially, their performance delivers surprising reductions in wear on hoses, cylinders, valve banks and other system components, “ said Laurie Hyland of Amsoil distributor, Enginecare Systems Australasia.
“Hydraulic oil not only provides the medium for hydraulic power. It is also responsible for lubricating and protecting hydraulic components, cooling the system by transferring heat and minimising wear, friction, deposits, rust and corrosion.
“We find many operators buy the cheapest oil for hydraulic systems, only to be disappointed when they incur unscheduled downtime due to system failures.
“A variety of different additive packages are used in different hydraulic fluids, therefore selection of the most appropriate package is critical. Hoses alone can last three to four times longer by using correctly specified synthetic oils.
“100 percent synthetic anti-wear hydraulic oils such as the Amsoil range are shear stable, long life lubricants formulated with premium synthetic base oils and additive systems that inhibit oxidation, rust and foam.
“These oils also contain a very effective zinc-based anti-wear/antioxidant additive that prevents wear in high-speed, high pressure vane and gear pumps while meeting the lubrication requirements of axial piston pumps with bronze-on-steel metallurgy.
“Users of these lubricants and a quality oil sampling program have reported significant oil drain interval extension and reduced labour costs associated with repairs, downtime and parts replacement. The return on the extra investment in quality oil is easily measured,” Laurie said.
Minimise Machinery Wear and Downtime
Downtime caused by machinery component failure represents a major cost for the mining industry, however attention to some basic, good lubrication practices is a simple approach to minimising these costs.
Using the best available quality oils, in conjunction with sub-micron bypass filtration and quality oil sampling, can substantially extend machine reliability of expensive equipment.
Enginecare Systems’ Laurie Hyland said some lubricants can produce contaminants from heat, causing carbonising oxidation, nitration and polymerisation of the oil.
“This process can reach the stage where oil filters start to block, bypassing contaminated and unfiltered oil through the engine. This debris laden oil causes rapid wear and hastens filter blocking in a vicious snowballing circle,” he said.
“By using premium quality 100 percent synthetic hydraulic oils such as AMSOIL, enables valve banks, pumps and hoses to last much longer than with using standard lubricants. An investment in premium grade synthetic oils and fine, low-micron bypass filtration in
gearboxes, crushers, conveyors, mills, drive boxes and mobile plant can save significant annual maintenance costs.
“Apart from boosting mechanical reliability, major savings can be achieved by using AMSOIL 100 percent synthetic oils that reduce wear on the fastest moving components exposed to the thinnest oil film. There are also environmental benefits that
include a reduction in the disposal of used oil and filters. Just doubling an oil and filter change interval reduces that waste disposal by 50 percent.
Street Tests For Synthetic Oil
Continual cost pressures on transport operators have prompted many to seriously consider using the highest quality synthetic lubricants in their trucks.
Amsoil, which produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972, says oils such as its (DEO) are an ideal solution for API CJ-4 emission-quality diesel oil required by model-year 2007 (USA) and newer diesel engines.
In order to test the performance capabilities of AMSOIL Synthetic 15W-40 Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Oil (AME), AMSOIL has conducted tests on commercial fleets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions.
These conditions have included refuse collection in large cities, where fleets typically navigate steep hills while constantly stopping and starting. Twice daily dumping of refuse requires engines to remain near or above redline throughout the process and shakes trucks enough to nearly lift the front wheels off the ground.
“Built with the latest additive and synthetic base oil technology, Amsoil premium synthetic 5W-40 diesel oil exceeds the higher performance demands of modern engines”, said Laurie Hyland CEO of Enginecare Systems Australasia, authorised South Pacific Amsoil distributor.
“This oil has been developed for diesel engines used in commercial fleets and industrial applications. It withstands the stress of heat, soot and acids and helps prevent deposits, wear and corrosion. It is wax-free with a broad viscosity range to provide exceptional cold-weather starting and high temperature protection. It resists breakdown and offers maximum fuel efficiency and extends engine life while substantially extending oil drain intervals.
A low-sulphated ash formulation is claimed to exceed the requirements for low-emission quality diesel oil. It is compatible with all exhaust treatment devices and is designed to extend the service life of diesel particulate filters (DPF).
Other benefits include lower volatility (burn-off) than conventional petroleum oils; natural resistance to soot contamination and a heavy fortification of detergent/ dispersant additives that keeps soot particles suspended independently, helping prevent the formation of larger wear-causing particles.
Amsoil DEO, DME and AME lubricants are supplied in 208 litre drums and 19 litre twin pack cartons, holding two 8.5 litre containers.
Selecting The Right Synthetic Oil
Every Amsoil 100 percent synthetic product has been designed to provide the world’s best protection for every application. Different oil formulations contain different additives to deliver protection properties that are appropriate for specific lubrication needs.
Today’s motor oils contain a wide variety of additives designed to improve their protection and performance capabilities. Additives serve three essential functions: protecting metal surfaces, expanding the lubricant’s application range and extending lubricant life.
Surface protection additives contain anti-wear agents that protect against friction, wear, scoring and seizure, while rust inhibitors protect internal metal parts against corrosion and rust.
Detergents keep surfaces free of deposits; dispersants prevent insoluble contaminants from agglomerating by keeping them dispersed in the lubricant and friction modifiers alter the oil’s coefficient of friction.
Another group of additives can improve lubricant performance. Seal swell lubricants help swell elastomeric seals by causing a chemical reaction in the elastomer and viscosity modifiers help reduce the rate of viscosity change with fluctuations in temperature.
The service life of lubricant is extended by a third group of additives. Anti-foamers reduce surface tension and speed the collapse of foam; anti-oxidants reduce the oxidation rate by decomposing peroxides and terminating free-radical reactions. Metal deactivators reduce the catalytic effect of metals on the oxidation rate to slow oxidation.
AMSOIL 100 percent Synthetic Oil
Combining the industry’s premier synthetic technology with AMSOIL premium additives, AMSOIL synthetic motor oils exceed the high performance demands of modern engines, effectively withstanding the stress of higher horsepower, higher heat and complicated emission control systems.
AMSOIL synthetic motor oils consistently outperform competitive conventional and synthetic motor oils for superior protection and performance over extended oil change intervals.
Clean Oil and Fuel Additives Cut Road Pilot Costs
Road pilots accompanying oversize loads usually travel huge distances across Australia, often crossing the entire country several times a month.
Operators need to carefully control fuel, oil and maintenance costs to ensure the viability of their business. Every additional kilometre travelled on a tank of fuel increases the bottom line.
Ross Robertson runs a two-litre diesel Volkswagen Caddy that has clocked 145,000km in its first year. The pilot vehicle regularly travels from Hervey Bay to Western Australia and back – a round trip of up to 12,000 kilometres.
“Most of our work involves piloting wide loads of mining equipment. These trips include Brisbane to the Central Highlands and the Hunter Valley mine sites”, Ross said.
“My experience with many different vehicles, both diesel and petrol powered, has shown that the correct oil, filtration and fuel additive will dramatically extend oil change intervals, increase mileage and preserve an engine’s performance and life.”
“We sourced the lubrication and fuel elements from Enginecare Systems, who offer a comprehensive range of solutions for transport operators. The Caddy was equipped with Amsoil Euro Oil 5w-40, a hundred percent synthetic oil and a Racor one micron filter. Fuel performance was boosted with the addition of Fuelmaster fuel additive”.
“While the benefits from the lubrication specification are long term, the vehicle’s fuel performance to date has been amazing. We are getting well over an extra 100-120 kilometres per 50 litres of fuel by using the fuel additive.”
“The bypass filter is replaced every 10,000km and the oil is changed every 20,000 kilometres. We could probably go a lot longer than these intervals, however it’s only a small engine and the cost of the oil changes is minimal”.
“In my experience, the cleaner the oil, the longer the engine performs efficiently and lasts longer” said Ross.
High Volume Oil and Fuel Maintenance
Centrifuge FILTER STATION
Continuous replacement of low micron rated oil filters is necessary to obtain the best return on investment on crushers operating in quarries and mines. While filters are a major cost, in some extreme applications their daily replacement is necessary to minimize machinery downtime.
“Oil conditioning is a key issue for mining and quarry crushers and large machinery,” said Laurie Hyland of Enginecare Systems.
“Use of high volume preventive maintenance systems is an efficient and less costly solution to sub-micron filtration needed to remove the majority of wear-causing particles in drive and engine oils.”
“This equipment is usually set up to continually reticulate the oil through centrifuge oil conditioning units that have been selected to suit the size of the oil supply base tank or sump. They are also used in a similar manner for fuel.”
“Different Filter Station configurations have been developed that economically clean large volumes of oil. These units have been proven to extend oil life and that of the machinery components that are lubricated. Modular stations can be supplied to micro clean any volume of oil at flow rates from 8 to 300 litres per minute. Simply adding further modules enables virtually any oil volume to be conditioned,” he said.
The company says the major benefits of using a Centrifuge filter station include creation of additional machine uptime; reduction or elimination of costly filter media replacement; continuous oil cleaning; significantly increased life of internal components and bearings and simple adaptability to any high volume oil or fuel cleaning application.
Disposable Rotor Centrifuge Option For Truck and Bus
Spinner II Model 596HEEnginecare Systems Australasia has released an optional rapid change, no-mess disposable rotor model Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuge.
According to the company, the new 596HE Spinner II centrifuge enables anyone to empty the collected soot and contaminant deposits in less than a minute. It says the need for any contact with the collected waste material is also eliminated. A major benefit is the rotor’s construction which enables it to be used for between two and three service intervals.
“Users now have a choice of either cleanable or disposable rotor Spinner II centrifuges. People who prefer a faster, cleaner and simpler cleaning process can now avoid having to remove the collected waste particles and thoroughly clean rinsing the centrifuge’s components prior to re-assembly. The 596HE rotor model option makes the task quick, clean and simple.
The used rotor of the 596 Spinner II can be slipped into a plastic bag for easy disposal and because the waste contents are non-toxic, can be disposed of in any standard waste bin”, said Enginecare’s Laurie Hyland. Apart from the disposable rotor, the latest generation Spinner II has identical construction, hardware and hoses that make it completely interchangeable with the cleanable rotor 996 and 060 Spinner II models.
He said, “A Spinner II centrifuge removes a large proportion of the abrasives and soot present in oil which is caused by the design of today’s low particulate emission engines. More than 60 diesel engine manufacturers worldwide either factory fit or endorses the use of Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges.
By using submicron bypass filtration in the lubrication system, it’s quite common to double the life of an engine between overhauls. You stop the abrasive wear within one or two oil change intervals. We have seen many businesses significantly reduce premature wear in turbochargers, cam followers, piston rings, engine brakes compressors, and all other oil-related parts”.
Lube Technology Key to Machine Efficiency
A more conservative business outlook experienced by the mining industry over the last twelve months has encouraged financial managers to look seriously at a range of cost reduction measures to improve return on investment.
At the same time, looming carbon reduction legislation, together with growing environmental concerns by the community, staff and stakeholders are pressuring mine managers to implement meaningful carbon footprint and emission reduction strategies.
“Fortunately, both these goals can be achieved simultaneously through the application of readily available technology – at a modest investment”, said Laurie Hyland of Engine Care Systems.
“Preventive maintenance on diesel powered equipment is where management will see real, immediate and measurable gains.
Lubrication costs impact every facet of the mining, quarries and similar industries by reducing downtime on equipment ranging from haul trucks to power generation; from crushers to handling and loading equipment.
High performance filtration systems, oil centrifuges and the use of 100 percent synthetic oil will deliver huge savings in terms of oil consumption, filter usage, reduction of emissions and dramatically cut the environmental impact of waste reduction.
For example, typical users of Spinner centrifuges, in conjunction with 100 per cent synthetic oil and regular oil quality testing, find they are able to significantly extend engine life and reduce the cost of oil, filters, parts and labour by around 75 percent.
“The combination of downtime reduction solutions we provide also includes fuel catalysts which produce more complete combustion for efficiency and reduction of residue and toxic emissions from unburned fuel and fuel cost savings”. Hyland said
Engine Care Systems believe that mining companies are far more conscious of carbon reduction and are striving for a higher level of accountability in this area.
Strong evidence of the policies being implemented across the industry includes the appointment of “hydrocarbon champions” within company management.
Preventive Maintenance for Mining and Petroleum
Preventive Maintenance for Mining, Power, Petroleum and Gas Industries
Engine Care Systems Australasia specialises in preventive maintenance and efficiency-enhancing solutions for heavy diesel and gas -powered engines and heavy machinery applications.
Our expertise and products assist and support maintenance engineers ensure that diesel or gas power generators, oil line pumps and diesel and gas-powered pump engines, compressors, crushers, drive boxes and other machinery continue to operate with minimal maintenance, maximum efficiency and extended life.
Solutions are based on world-proven centrifugal oil and premium grade fuel filtration technology and the world’s best synthetic oils. We have 40 years’ experience with engines of all makes and sizes across the mining, industrial, power generation, transport, marine and rail industries.
We can significantly improve your financial and environmental outcomes by reducing harmful emissions and fuel usage, improve uptime and provide an ongoing operating cost reduction by extending maintenance intervals, while enhancing the environment and reducing the carbon footprint.
Results are achieved by the application of products such as Spinner ll centrifuges; Etorus fuel saving and emission catalyst; EMP Oil Mate automatic oil change systems; Enginaire spinner pre-cleaners and air filters; Separ and Racor efficient and economic heavy duty fuel filters and Amsoil 100 percent synthetic oils.
Power Sports Protection: On and Off Track
Amsoil has released two new 100 percent synthetic lubricant products. Its Dominator oil has been designed for high performance two-stroke racing engines. Interceptor is suited for high performance two-stroke or four stroke engines used in sports equipment.
The company says its Dominator oil is an exclusive formulation that has been engineered for racing and developed to lubricate and protect high performance two-stroke motors, both on and off the track.
According to Amsoil, high performance engines, particularly those that are modified, operate hotter and at higher RPM than recreational engines. It says its Dominator oil has the correct film strength and clean burning properties for “on the edge” operation, providing shock-loading common to racing applications.
Amsoil’s Australian distributor said, “A shear-stable formulation was engineered to provide maximum horsepower without sacrificing engine protection. A specially formulated additive package gives superior long-term wear protection.
Designed for maximum durability, Dominator lubrication ensures critical engine components are protected for the duration of the race. The product is available in 946ml bottles, 3.8 litre bottles and 60, 114 and 208 litre drums.
Amsoil Interceptor two-stroke oil is designed for both high-performance injector system engines and 50:1 premix. This oil contains high levels of detergent additives to prevent valve sticking, low smoke emission and prevention of pre-detonation. The company says its Interceptor oil is ideal for motorcycles, ATVs and jet skis.
More information is available at www.enginecare.com.au or www.amsoil.com
High Performance lube for Sports Bikes
Amsoil lubrication products for motor cycle sports, jet skis and scooters are now available in Australia.
Amsoil was established in the mid 1960s to formulate the world’s first synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements. The first Amsoil products appeared on the market in 1972.
According to Amsoil, its specialty synthetic oils represent the best and most cost-effective choice for increasing engine performance and life and of sports motor bike engines.
The specialty range includes SAE 10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCF) and SAE 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV). Amsoil says these contain a high performance additive technology for multi-functional benefits for the special requirements of motorcycle applications. This product is claimed to provide superior viscosity protection for hot-running motorcycle engines, transmissions and primary chain cases.
Shock Therapy Suspension Fluid #5 Light (STL) has been formulated for fade-free dampening and smooth rebounds in high-performance applications.
TDR Dominator™ synthetic 2-stroke racing oil has a performance emphasis toward high horsepower and modified racing or off-road motors. Examples include motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, and go-carts.
Government Can Cut Transport cost
According to a supplier of lubrication and oil filtration systems, managers of government transport assets should lead by example and significantly reduce their operating and investment costs.
Laurie Hyland of Engine Care Systems Australasia said federal, state and local government’s fleet of trucks, buses, earth moving equipment and other vehicles are needlessly consuming excessive oil and filters.
“Government administrators at all levels should investigate the installation of proven cost-saving devices such as oil centrifuges and quality long-life oils. These have been shown by private transport enterprises across Australia to save thousands of dollars per year per vehicle.
Savings are made through longer oil change intervals, lower maintenance time and a reduction in the amount of waste oil and contaminated filters that need to be disposed of properly.
For a modest investment, centrifuges are able to remove most of the smaller abrasive sub-micron soot particles from an engine’s oil, providing a significantly higher level of protection against engine wear. The result is an improved return on investment through extending whole of engine life because of the reduced friction in the centrifuge conditioned oil.
We regularly receive reports that regular oil sampling on engines fitted with a centrifuge can achieve double or treble standard oil change intervals. This means that distances of over 1.6 million kilometres are now common on large diesel engines before an engine overhaul is needed. Because of the additional engine protection, more than 60 engine manufacturers fit Spinner centrifuges as standard equipment or endorse their use”. Hyland said.
Engine Care Systems said it has developed its knowledge of centrifugal oil and fuel filtration over 40 years. Its products are used primarily for maintaining, optimizing and extending the life of engines, oils, filter media, diesel fuel, machine components, crusher drives, gearboxes and anywhere oil is used.
Clean Oil and Fuel Key to Cost Control
Engine Care Systems Australasia Pty Ltd is a national importer and distributor of specialised oil, fuel and air filtration products. The company says these preventive maintenance tools are critical for optimum performance of today’s heavy diesel applications.
Managing Director, Laurie Hyland has over 40 years’ experience in diesel powered equipment. He says he and his team have a strong commitment to environmentally sensitive solutions to long term engine and machinery efficiency, emission control and reducing fuel and lubricant consumption.
Laurie said people were constantly surprised to discover his company’s environmentally appropriate solutions were also able to deliver dramatic and immediately obvious cost and operational savings.
“It’s often difficult for businesses to economically justify investment in environmental solutions beyond what is forced on them by legislation. Our success has come from having product solutions, backed by world research, that enable transport, earthmoving and other engine, oil and fuel dependent industries to save money while significantly reducing their environmental impact and operating costs.
“Our products are typically used for maintaining, optimising and extending the life of engines, oils, diesel fuel, machine components, crusher drives, gearboxes and bulk fuel and oil installations.
Products include Spinner ll oil cleaning centrifuges, high performance Separ fuel filtration, Amsoil synthetic lubricants and Etorus fuel and emission catalysts and hydrogen generators. We also import and distribute the highly innovative MPC metal conditioning additive”, he said.
Lower Service Costs for Defence Vehicles
LOWER SERVICE COSTS – EXTENDED FIELD OPERATIONS FOR DEFENCE VEHICLES
Regular maintenance of defence vehicles operating in harsh environments is critical to preserve the safety of personnel, as well as ensuring equipment reliability and extending an engine’s life.
Laurie Hyland is a preventive maintenance expert with over 40 years’ experience in diesel powered equipment. He said training exercises, patrols and conflict situations create extreme conditions for diesel engines and drive trains. By installing bypass centrifuges and using premium grade synthetic long-life oils, service downtime of equipment can be significantly reduced, eliminating potentially dangerous or time-costly maintenance schedules.
“By using today’s proven oil filtration technology and systems, vehicles deployed in remote battle zones can remain operational for much longer. Service intervals on equipment such as armoured vehicles, ordnance and troop carriers, trucks and earth moving equipment can be at least doubled. Another benefit is reduced transport and storage of oil and filters used in combat and training exercises”, Laurie said.
“Centrifuges are designed to extract the soot residue from the engine’s combustion process at a similar rate to that of the residue’s creation. This maintains a much cleaner internal engine environment. Most of those particles flow through the full flow filter media and these have been proven to cause 75 per cent of engine wear. Removing these millions of small particles from an engine’s lubrication system extends oil and filter life while substantially extending the engine’s whole of life”. He said.
“Throughout Australasia SpinnerII centrifuges are becoming standard equipment for mining, transport, marine and power generation equipment. Their use is endorsed by more than 52 engine manufacturers”, said Laurie.
AMSOIL Distributor In Australia
Amsoil of the USA has appointed Engine Care Systems Australasia Pty Ltd as a distributor for Australia and the South Pacific Islands.
Engine Care Systems’ Laurie Hyland said “Amsoil is a highly respected name in high performance engine lubricants. Initially we are importing bulk oil for transport, mining, earthmoving equipment, industrial and marine applications. We will progressively introduce the complete range of high performance diesel and automotive products.”
Amsoil was established in the mid-1960s by Al Amatuzio, an award-winning jet fighter pilot who gained a solid appreciation for the extraordinary lubricants that protected the engines of the jets he flew.
During an intense period of research and development he assembled the industry’s most knowledgeable chemists to formulate the world’s first synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements. The first Amsoil synthetic motor oil appeared on the market in 1972.
According to Laurie, Amsoil still leads the way in synthetic oils. He said by using Amsoil’s sub-micron bypass filtration, its premium lubricants have been proven to substantially extend oil change intervals on diesel engines many times longer than conventional engine oils.
Oil Cleaning Centrifuges Save Engines
OIL QUALITY KEY TO COST SAVING
“An oil centrifuge, used in conjunction with a quality oil sampling program, will reduce annual running costs by an average of $4,000 on a typical diesel powered transport vehicle. Even greater long-term savings are produced through extending engine life and using premium grade oils”.
This is the view of Laurie Hyland, a long-time transport industry figure who has spent the last 40 years researching the effects of clean oil on diesel engines. He says a Spinner centrifuge will give an operator the next best return on engine investment after fuel and oil.
According to Laurie, centrifuges provide an immediate, realistic and measurable cost reduction while significantly extending the working life of engine oil and full flow filter cartridges. “We often see reports that show cleaner oil at double the kilometres than before a Spinner is fitted”, Laurie said.
“These savings are supported by research and testing1 carried out by the SAE and evident by the million plus users world wide. Today’s low emission regulations have contributed to the development of engines that don’t pollute the atmosphere, but can cause excess oil/soot related engine wear. This is the result of the combustion process residue – primarily soot – being channelled into the engine’s oil.
SAE has proven that 75 per cent of engine wear is caused by millions of particles smaller than 7 microns, however full-flow truck filters seldom filter particles to less than 38 microns. The Spinner oil centrifuge removes oil contaminants as small as 0.05 microns.
Fitting a Spinner centrifuge can at least double oil change intervals within most OEM oil quality warranty contaminant requirements. This reduces the cost of oil, filters, equipment downtime, labour and the cost of dumping oil and filters by at least 50 per cent.
This practice also delivers extremely positive environmental benefits. With a Spinner, all you throw away is soot and dirt; no cartridge to purchase or dispose of, or oil top-up.
Operators are more carefully analysing opportunities to save money. Many have confirmed that by fitting centrifuges they can maintain their assets in peak condition, enhancing whole of life engine productivity,” he said.
He said the Spinner oil centrifuge has been shown by many transport businesses to significantly reduce premature wear in turbochargers, compressors, engine brakes and all other internal components. This means that distances of over 1.6 million kilometres are now common before an engine overhaul is needed.
“Because of the additional protection it gives to their engines, more than 52 engine manufacturers have been happy to fit the system as standard ex factory or endorse its use”, Laurie said.
Government Can Lead in Reducing Emissions
GOVERNMENT SHOULD LOOK TO “ITS OWN BACK YARD”
A Queensland business has pointed to funding under the Federal Government’s $42 billion National building and Jobs Plan as a way to reduce its own costs, while showing leadership on reducing emissions.
Laurie Hyland, CEO of Engine Care Systems Australasia Pty Ltd, said, “Government across Australia operates large fleets of trucks, buses, earth moving equipment, defence and other vehicles that are needlessly consuming excessive oil and filters.
For a modest investment, managers of taxpayer-funded assets can significantly extend oil change intervals of their equipment and reduce the amount of waste oil and contaminated filters that need to be disposed of properly.”
“As part of infrastructure funding for councils, serious consideration should be given by government administrators at all levels to install cost-saving devices such as oil centrifuges and quality long-life oils. These have been proven1 to save thousands of dollars per year, per vehicle”, Laurie said.
According to Laurie, centrifuges are able to remove most of the smaller abrasive sub-micron soot particles from an engine’s oil, providing a significantly higher level of protection against engine wear.
“We are often told how regular oil sampling on engines fitted with a centrifuge can achieve double or treble standard oil change intervals. This means that distances of over 1.6 million kilometres are now common on large diesel engines before an engine overhaul is needed”, Laurie said.
He said his company was one of several that supplied proven cost-reducing, environmentally beneficial components for diesel powered equipment.
“Because of the additional engine protection, more than 52 engine manufacturers fit Spinner centrifuges as standard equipment or endorse their use” said Laurie.
Engine Care Systems said it has developed its knowledge of centrifugal oil and fuel filtration over 40 years. Its products are used primarily for maintaining, optimizing and extending the life of engines, oils, filter media, diesel fuel, machine components, crusher drives, gearboxes and anywhere oil is used.
Clean Oil Key to Engine Life and Cost Saving
Today’s low-emission regulations have contributed to the development of engines that don’t pollute the atmosphere, but do cause excess oil related engine wear.
Laurie Hyland of Engine Care Systems said, “Engines and oil quality have never been so good. Unfortunately, oil has never been subjected to so much dirt, soot and heat as in today’s modern engine. This is because most emissions caused by the combustion process are not released, but are channelled into the oil.
With typical full-flow filters trapping contaminants of 20-25 microns, smaller particles down to ten microns or less still comprise 98 percent of residual abrasives. It is SAE proven that very fine particles create most of the premature wear associated with an engine’s component parts”.
Laurie says a SpinnerII oil cleaning centrifuge complements a standard full-flow filter by providing the most efficient economic filtration solution possible.
“Centrifuges are able to remove most of the smaller abrasive sub-micron soot particles from an engine’s oil, providing a significantly higher level of protection against engine wear. The benefit is extended oil and filter service intervals, reduced critical component wear, less oil consumption and lower maintenance and downtime costs.
With today’s engines – many with expensive computer controlled fuel injection systems, exhaust gas reticulation, variable timing and turbo chargers, coupled with zero exhaust emissions, has made quality oil sampling programs a necessity to understand what is going on inside your engine.
Centrifuging your oil super clean and guided by quality oil sampling, service intervals can be extended while maintaining a cleaner, long life engine”. Laurie said.