A Study in Sand

In the right setting, sand is the stuff that dreams are made of. However, when sand gets into an engine environment, those dreams can quickly turn to nightmares. It is estimated that up to 20% of the Earth’s surface is classified as desert—harsh, arid environments...

The Need for an Upgrade: Hardware Changes

The drive for reduced emissions and increased fuel economy continue to influence heavy duty diesel engine design changes around the world. In this video, we look at how these elements impact lubricant:Piston TurbochargerExhaust gas circulation (EGR)Slower fuel...

How Additives Add Significant Value to Diesel Fuel

By Tom Curtis President, Lubrizol Additives The telltale sign exists at any diesel fueling station in America: A darker, stained patch of concrete just below the fuel pump. Why? Diesel fuel has the tendency to foam, and it can catch an unprepared diesel pump operator...