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Re-Refined Oil Passes Heavy Duty Wear Tests
Third-Party Test Shows EcoPower Oil Provides Unsurpassed Protection for Heavy-Duty Engines
Safety-Kleen has announced today that its EcoPower® Heavy-Duty Diesel 15W-40 CJ-4/SM engine oil showed
remarkable wear protection of critical engine components while maintaining
viscosity and acid-neutralization capability over excessive 40,000-to-50,000-mile
drain intervals following a million-mile test.
re-refined engine oil from Safety-Kleen, the largest collector and re-refiner
of used oil in North America. EcoPower is re-refined using a process that consumes
up to 85 percent less energy than refining engine oil from crude oil. The
result is an engine oil that meets or exceeds all North American standards for
engine protection, such as API and SAE, while reducing the country’s dependence
on foreign oil.
proves definitively that EcoPower provides outstanding protection for engines
while it protects the environment,” said Curt Knapp, senior vice president and
chief marketing officer. “Simply by using EcoPower, fleet owners and managers
can now be even more assured that they can protect engines while protecting the
environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
In fact, for a
fleet using one million gallons of engine oil per year, switching to EcoPower
could reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by 7,668 metric tons. That’s the
equivalent to growing 198,725 trees for 10 years in an urban environment.
Additionally, EcoPower uses base oil that requires no new supply of crude oil
to refine, so nearly 588 gallons of crude oil were left untouched each time
either truck’s oil was changed. That’s because each engine requires 14 gallons
of fresh oil at each oil change, and it takes 42 gallons of new crude oil to
produce one gallon of high-quality motor oil while EcoPower uses base oil
that is re-refined.
showed excellent performance over the course of a million miles in real-world
conditions as two over-the-road trucks in long-haul, fully loaded service
traveled one million miles each using only EcoPower for engine oil. The trucks’
engines, 2007 Cummins ISX 450-horsepower EGR models, were subjected to
oil-drain intervals of 40,000 to 50,000 miles, compared to the
manufacturer-recommended 25,000 miles. At each drain interval, the oil was
analyzed for the presence of wear metals, a sign of engine wear; acid
neutralization, as reflected in a calculation known as “Total Base Number”; and
viscosity maintenance, an important indicator of the oil’s ability to prevent
corrosion and provide engine protection.
test was an extension of an identically designed half-million-mile test that
compared EcoPower to two leading, super-premium, heavy-duty diesel engine oils
made from crude oil. In that test, EcoPower significantly outperformed the
competition, showing as good or better performance in nearly every measure of
engine protection and performance.
Photos of the
engines, additional data and more information about this groundbreaking test are
available at http://www.ecopoweroil.com/fleets. For more information about Safety-Kleen, please visit www.safety-kleen.com.