ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT actually includes everything you do!
The simple fact is that everything you do has an impact somewhere on “planet earth”. From a philosophical view point, you might ask yourself the question on a World War II poster in Great Britain: “Is your journey really necessary?”
Our purpose here is to help you to simply and measurably reduce your environmental impact .. by reducing your energy consumption and “emissions”.
POSITIVE environmental impacts are where we can help you.
Consider for a moment, the huge negative environmental impact of producing a new vehicle or machine, a new engine, or new components .. compared with the positive impact of simply maintaining existing ones in good working order, which is our speciality.
Think of the multitude of raw materials and where they come from, the mining impact, the pollution from some processing, the energy required and the energy source, the transportation and packaging in getting the new item to market .. then consider the waste disposal in the whole process, including recycling or the dumping .. enormous?
Measurably extend the life of your engines and machinery:
Please see our various “How to Articles” on the subject of extending the life of engines and machinery.
Diesel fuel use reduction:
For an immediate 14 -16% reduction in diesel fuel use, (some users report larger reductions) simply add FTC combustion catalyst into your diesel fuel, concurrently with SupaSLIP anti-friction additive in your engine, gearbox, differential and axle oils.
But environmental impact is not just about fuel consumption .. it’s about many things including “emissions”.
Toxic Exhaust Emissions:
Avoid breathing exhaust gases directly at anytime, especially in enclosed spaces. Exhaust gases, even invisible ones, are highly toxic due to the presence of large quantities of carbon dioxide (suffocation), carbon monoxide (irreversible blood reaction) and lack of oxygen (suffocation) .. deadly stuff.
Exhaust gases, visible or not, also contain many other toxic materials in small variable amounts. Those with the most “air-time” are toxic nitrates (NOx) and micro-particles of soot often referred to as “particulates”.
Smoke which is visible, has large amounts of particulates, which is why you can see it. Particulates are largely from unburnt fuels (black and white/grey smoke) and unburnt engine oil (blue smoke). The better the fuel is burnt, the less particulates.
Please see our various “How to Articles” on the subject of reducing exhaust smoke Black, White and Blue.
The discussion about carbon dioxide (CO2) as a “green house gas” continues, so here is some interesting info, but please remember that there are other plentiful “green house gases” including methane and particularly .. water vapour!
Diesel engine CO2 reduction:
For an immediate 14 -16% reduction in CO2 (green house gas) emissions, simply reduce your fuel consumption by 14-16% (some users report larger reductions) by using FTC combustion catalyst in your diesel fuel, concurrently with SupaSLIP anti-friction additive in your engine, gearbox, differential and axle oils.
Did you know that for every tonne (about 1,180 litres) of diesel fuel burnt, approx 3.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 “greenhouse gas”) are produced?
3.2 tonne of CO2 output is common from many family diesel engine vehicles traveling 8-10,000km .. our environmentally friendly simple to use do-it-yourself products, FTC combustion catalyst concurrently with SupaSLIP anti-friction can reduce CO2 emissions 14-16% over the same distance .. that’s about 500kg less CO2 in a family diesel vehicle travelling 8-10,000km!
Petrol (gasoline) engines and CO2:
Petrol engines produce about 10% less CO2 per litre of fuel than diesel engines, but of the same internal capacity petrol engines typically use more fuel, which cancels out any CO2 reduction. A major factor here is the amount of energy per litre of fuel .. petrol is typically 34.2 MJ/L, which is 10% less than diesel typically 38.6 MJ/L. Bio-fuels have variably less MJ/L than non-bio.
Diesel, petrol, LPG, CNG, bio-fuels, or electric, which fuel do you choose to make the least environmental impact? There are a lot of factors to consider, so we suggest you investigate each type before you choose. For example, a fully electric vehicle (EV) itself produces no exhaust, but how was the electricity produced and what were the energy inputs to produce the new EV compared with extending the life of your existing vehicle?
Meantime, for an immediate 14 -16% reduction in fuel consumption, plus the same reduction in CO2 (green house gas) emissions from diesel engines, use FTC combustion catalyst concurrently with SupaSLIP anti-friction.
Our products usually pay for themselves in fuel savings + you will get huge cost benefits in the longer term from increased engine and transmission life.
We help you make a positive environmental impact by adding longevity to engines, machinery and vehicles .. AND by reducing air pollution .. AND the net effect for you is huge $$$ savings.
Everything we do and use has an impact beyond the immediate .. and can be seen as positive, or negative in terms of keeping “planet earth” green.
You can easily save fuel, extend engine and machinery life, reduce harmful engine emissions, reduce CO2 output and save oil reserves .. and that is having a positive environmental impact.
“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue and so to make a few objects beautiful, but .. It is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day .. that is the highest of the arts.” – Henry Thoreau
All photos by Ross McLean ©