ENGINE WEAR PROBLEMS ARE OFTEN A RESULT OF OIL SOOT PARTICLE SIZE .. which can be dramatically reduced.
The relative size of the soot particle to the minimum oil film thickness is of vital importance. It is widely recognised that approximately 80% of engine wear occurs during start-up when a good deal of the lube oil has drained back into the sump, leaving a minimum oil film thickness for effective lubrication.
The presence of engine oil soot will be most damaging during start-up.
The size of soot particles can vary considerably. The most dramatic reduction in soot size comes from improving fuel combustion efficiency. Independent studies show that FTC combustion catalyst reduces the soot diameter from 1.0 to 0.2 microns .. that is 1/5 the original size!
1.0 micron particles can act like grinding paste, whereas 0.2 micron particle seldom bridge the oil film between moving parts, thus dramatically reducing wear.
A reduction in the diameter of abrasive soot particles is the most important factor in reducing engine wear.
Reductions in engine wear of 20-25% are not unusual with FTC combustion catalyst used in the diesel fuel, which is supported by laboratory analysis of used engine oil.
High performance diesel fuel produced by a straight-run, narrow-cut distillation process, is a thing of the past. Today’s diesel is not a true “distillate”. It contains large amounts of catalytically cracked components (cycle oil) and higher boiling point components. The performance value of diesel fuel can be increased chemically by 6-10% in high speed diesel engines by introducing FTC combustion catalyst.
For operations experiencing wear problems, it is necessary to first determine what is the likely cause. However, in the majority of cases, optimising the combustion efficiency by use of FTC combustion catalyst will produce measurable improvements.