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Pro-Ma Fuel and Oil Additives Diesel Treatments vs. Oil Company Additives

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article image Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives Diesel Treatments can improve fuel economy in trucks

Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives  have been producing and marketing diesel treatments with detergents to ensure system cleanliness for 38 years, during which time operators in many countries throughout the world have been experiencing the benefits of these products.

Most of the newly developed diesel treatments are designed to be added to fuel when the vehicle’s fuel tank is being filled. However, there is one oil company which blends their additives via a venturi system as the diesel fuel is being dispensed to their road tankers, which also proves an effective way to ensure even mixing of the additive.

Often the question is raised as to why these diesel treatments are not added in the refineries. There are two basic reasons for this. The first is the added cost, and the second is that if they incorporated detergent additives with sufficient concentration, they would experience massive system blockages as a result of the cleaning of above ground and underground tank filter and pipelines.

An un-named oil company, yet to release their additives in the USA, claim a range of benefits which Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives would like to compare with the features and benefits of their own additives. 

The un-named oil company claims the following components and benefits of their additives:

  • increased fuel economy, usually two to three percent
  • detergent to ensure injector system cleanliness, leading to reduced fuel usage
  • corrosion inhibitor to minimize effect on tank and injection system
  • ignition improver to reduce ignition delay and engine noise
  • anti-foam additive to allow quicker and more complete tank fill.
Now, these claims are put up against the components and benefits of Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives diesel treatments.
Fuel Economy
Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives diesel treatments improve fuel economy, usually between eight to fifteen percent. The T.A.F.E report confirms a ten percent improvement on the G.M. 371 Diesel engine, while Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Addtives have testimonials on file recording a fifteen percent improvement on fuel usage in truck and marine applications.

The detergent in Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives diesel treatments is of a higher concentration than that used in other treatments. This detergent not only cleans the tank and fuel system, but also has a solvent action on the combustion chamber and exhaust system deposits.
Surfactant or Surface Active Compounds
These compounds help to break down the surface tension of water and condensation in the fuel system to less than one micron in size so that it may pass harmlessly through the system and be disposed of through the exhaust as steam. Additional surface active compounds prevent the formation of ceramic type deposits in the combustion chamber, and the residue is blown out the exhaust as dust. Removal of water from the system will minimise corrosion, cause Cladisporum fungus to die, and will prevent the growth of marine bacteria. This is important in marine application as their tanks are especially prone to this kind of contamination.

Combustion Modifier
Other surface active compounds also assist to control the molecular size of the injected fuel, resulting in more complete combustion and improved power and economy with a reduction in exhaust smoke. The T.A.F.E. report confirms a ten percent increase in horsepower, and a thirty percent reduction in exhaust smoke density.

Corrosion Inhibitor
Undertake this simple experiment to see how Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives diesel treatments act as a corrosion inhibitor. Place a small amount of the diesel treatment in an old teaspoon and set fire to it with a cigarette lighter. Once ignited, probably with difficulty, and burnt away there is an oily residue that remains, this acts as a corrosion inhibitor.

Pour Point Depressant
Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives diesel treatments contains a compound to reduce the temperature at which wax in fuel commences solidification. This is termed the “Cloud Point”. Depending on the quantity of kerosene in the diesel fuel, this compound can reduce the cloud point up to eight degrees centigrade below untreated fuel.

Many Companies use Alcohol, Ethanol or Methanol to emulsify water in fuel systems. This allows all the water to be absorbed into solution, but does not reduce the molecular size of the water. This can allow sufficient water to pass through the system, damaging injector nozzles and pumps. Users will notice Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives diesel treatments are marked “Contains no Ethanol, Methanol or Iso-Propanol alcohols”. Alcohol also has a drying effect on the cylinder walls, particularly at start-up when the major wear takes places. 

Pro-ma Fuel and Oil Additives diesel treatments were upgraded in 1985 to improve their cold start capacity, and to improve the effectiveness of the surfactants and the combustion modifier with the latest developments in technology.

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