Thread: Lubricity Study
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:40 PM   #45
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RE: Lubricity Study

In the early 1990s Californina put the commercial diesels on a S diet. *As the lower sulfur fuels hit the market, and at a greater cost, the lubricity* concerns, cries and wails came forth. At that time the company I worked for was operating a large fleet of low to high HP diesel equipment with some approaching usage of 5000 hrs per year and engine age 0 to 30 years. Issues - none. S had dropped from 500+ to about 5 ppm as I recall.*No negative effects according to our maintenance records and engine oil analysis. As usual, operator neglect was the issue with equipment reliability, not oil or fuel.

Oops I forgot to add, we used no fuel or oil* additives other than those the refineries were adding to maintain lubricity specs.
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