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INTRON® dLube – lubricity test for diesel fuel

Lubricity improvers are chemical additives that are used to enhance the lubrication properties of diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons that is used as a fuel for diesel engines. It is important for diesel fuel to have good lubrication properties because it helps to reduce wear and tear on the engine components and extend the life of the engine. INTRON dLube is one of the best lubricity improver for diesel fuel produced by PETRONAX.

Properties of INTRON dLube

INTRON dLube is a lubricity improver product that is designed to enhance the lubrication properties of diesel fuel. It is a liquid product that is made from a blend of fatty acid esters and other surfactants. The product has excellent solubility in diesel fuel and can be easily mixed with the fuel.

INTRON dLube has several good properties that make it an effective lubricity improver. First, it has a high polarity, which means that it has good affinity for metal surfaces. This property allows the product to form a thin film on the metal surfaces and reduce friction and wear. Second, the product has a low volatility, which means that it remains in the fuel for a longer time and provides longer-lasting protection. Third, INTRON dLube has good stability and can withstand the harsh conditions of diesel engines, such as high temperatures and pressures.

The product has also been tested and certified by various organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It meets the lubricity requirements of various diesel fuel standards such as ASTM D975 and EN 590.

Performance of INTRON dLube

The performance of INTRON dLube as a lubricity improver has been extensively tested in both laboratory and field conditions. In laboratory tests, the product has been tested using various methods such as the High-Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) and the Ball-on-Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator (BOCLE). These tests measure the friction and wear properties of diesel fuel and compare the performance of different lubricity improvers.

The results of these tests have shown that INTRON dLube provides significant improvements in the lubrication properties of diesel fuel. It reduces the wear scar diameter (WSD) and improves the lubricity index (LI) of the fuel. The product has also been shown to be effective in reducing the amount of abrasive wear and improving the load-carrying capacity of the fuel.

In field tests, INTRON dLube has been tested in various diesel engines and has been shown to provide improvements in engine performance and durability. The product has been shown to reduce the amount of engine deposits, reduce engine wear, and improve fuel efficiency. It has also been shown to be effective in reducing emissions such as particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Applications of INTRON dLube

INTRON dLube is suitable for use in a wide range of diesel engines, including both heavy-duty and light-duty engines. It can be used in different types of diesel fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and biodiesel blends. The product is easy to handle and can be added to the fuel at the fuel terminal or at the point of use.

The product can be used in various applications such as in transportation, power generation, and marine engines. It is particularly useful in applications where the engine is subjected to high loads and stresses, such as in heavy-duty trucks and mining equipment. INTRON dLube can also be used in off-road applications such as construction equipment and agricultural machinery