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Reduce Oil Maintenance Cost for a Semi, Plow Truck, Haul Truck, Generator, Loader…
Engine crankcase oil gets changed because the oil becomes too contaminated and elements of the additive package fall below specification. The combustion process continually produces fuel and soot contamination which accumulates between service intervals and shortens oil life.
Moisture and metal particles cause acids which lower the TBN, or total base number of the oil. The acids are neutralized by additives such as calcium, but once those reserves are gone, the TBN falls below range requiring a premature oil change.
When the oil is polished and contaminants, water, fuel dilution, wear metals and soot are kept to minimum, the oil stays in spec much longer. A regular oil analysis program will allow for safe interval extensions and not affect warranty or service contracts.
Frame Mounted on 2019 Kenworth, Clean Air Fleet Oil By-Pass kit for this CUMMINS X-15 ENGINE
This oil report is from a Class 8 Semi with 80,000 miles on the same oil. The removal of Soot (0.6%) is evident as it was kept in balance throughout.
Sulfation (78%), which correlates inversely with TBN, is a measure of sulfuric and other acid formation from combustion gases that were within range. The TBN (9.04) represents a rating above neutral 7, illustrating alkaline reserves remaining in the additive package and therefore longer oil life to be expected.
Nitration is like Oxidation and is a product of oil components reacting with nitrogen oxides from the air intake during combustion which thickens oil and creates varnish in the engine. In this particular application it was held within acceptable range for over 5 times the prior interval.
Viscosity is well within the +/- 25% range at +5% after 6 months of use. Wear metals are kept within specifications although they accumulate, they are continually removed to acceptable levels.
Instead of changing the oil and filter at the standard interval of 15,000 miles, this case study gives a look at engine oil operated 5 times over expected life with less overall oil consumption, downtime and wear.
Diesel Power Generators
Diesel Power Generators have very large oil reservoirs, and are usually operated in remote areas resulting in higher oil prices and disposal costs. In the case study below we began with new oil and filters and installed 2 oil cleaners per generator.
At their previous interval of 500 hours they were disposing of over 300 gallons of oil per generator costing over $6000 per service. With the installation of the oil cleaners, they now replace the elements every 500 hours, and top off with fresh oil.
The return on investment for this type of application is realized almost immediately, with a great savings every year to follow. This case study illustrates safely extending the oil service from 500 to 2300 hours, for a total reduction of $27,500 in new oil purchased per generator. For a plant with multiple gen-sets this amounts to a very positive financial and environmental impact.
2 Units Connected in Parallel.
2 Oil Cleaners Needed for 300 Gallon Oil Sump.
The oil report prepared for the Diesel Generator with 2304 hours on the same oil shows the removal of Soot (0.6%) is evident as it was kept to a minimum throughout.
Sulfation (72%) and TBN (9.72) represents a rating above acidic range, illustrating alkaline reserves remaining in the additive package and therefore longer oil life. This is also reflected by the sufficient amount of the calcium left in the additive pack.
Soot, water, and wear metals are kept in control with the oil cleaners in place, continually polishing the oil at all times. The OEM standard full flow filters are not rated to remove contaminants smaller than 25 microns which causes particles to accumulate over time. Instead of changing the oil and filter at the standard interval of 500 hours, this case study gives an example of engine oil operated over 4 times over the standard interval.