Engine oils are very necessary for any vehicle, but make it more effective? How addition of any lubricant additives or any suggested liquid helps your run and is helpful for the prolong engine treatment of your vehicle?
One of the common additives in the engine oils is calcium sulfonate. It works as a detergent and works on the ash that forms due to not changing the oil often on regular intervals. Though, the companies are developing products for low ash content and smoke, there is still need of these additives for efficient working of the engine for a long time.
Engine Oil Additives helps as:
· Friction Modifiers
· Corrosion inhibitors
· Dispersants and so on
“ Most newer engine oils are formulated with a lower ash content to meet the latest environmental emission standards. This lower ash content coupled with the lower sulfur content in fuels has greatly reduced the tendency for ash to build up. However, if the oil is allowed to remain in service beyond its usable service life, ash buildup is still possible.” – Machinery Lubrication
Oil companies are very competitive to grab the market in the engine additives field. Companies launch various engine oils and products for better maintenance of the vehicle engine and longevity of the engine due to the supreme and improvised quality of the engine oils. There has been huge investment for testing various components for additives by the engine oil companies according to MarketIntelReports analysis, after which the additives are chosen for final product.
“ Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.
These new API specifications, which go into effect Dec. 1, were requested by engine makers to help them protect modern engines while improving fuel economy. FA-4 engine oils are designed to provide optimized fuel economy and protection for the newest engines. CK-4 engine oils are backward-compatible but provide better protection for current engines than the previous CJ-4 category.” – Trucking Info
These engine oil grades are well tested on various types of vehicles before launching into the market. The addition of the engine oil additives not only make the engine run well, but it is also helpful to save the fuel and prevents any damage that might affect to the vehicle engine and its performance.
“ The technology relies on adding tiny amounts of graphene nanoparticles into the motor oil. Researchers found when they mixed in a bit of their new nanoparticle powder; the product out-performed some of the commercial oils on the market.” - Fortune
Companies and scientists perform various tests and experiments on various additives, oils and particles to improve the engine oil performance. They tried to use carbon nanoparticles as additive to the engine oil to enhance the engine performance, but that ended up clumping up in the oil. Graphene nanoparticle as an additive worked effectively suggests marketing analysis by IndustryARC firm.
There is high demand for engine oils and additives, since engines are used not only in vehicles, but in industries too. The growth of industrialization and automotive industry along with research of effective fuel saving and using technologies are propelling the need of research and development of engine oil additives.