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Enertech Labs, Inc. Newsletter #3

May, 2006

 

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Fuels, Oils, and Products Update
May 16, 2006 - Vol 1, Issue 3
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Welcome to Enertech Labs Newsletter Number 3. This month we are covering Ethanol in gasoline's, Oil Sludges in engines, and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuels As you read through this newsletter you can finish reading each article by clicking on the link at the bottom of that article.

Ethanol Molecule 1
Ethanol in Gasoline - Ethanol Problems - Ethanol as a Replacement for MTBE
Ethanol is the Future, Ethanol is Coming, Ethanol is Here; there is a new headline about Ethanol nearly every day now.
Ethanol production is a well understood technology with the potential improve dramatically in efficiency that may in the future offer a partial solution to US energy needs. It is not the be all, end all, but it can help.
Beyond the current hype, Ethanol plays a small but important role in today?s fuels marketplace. In the future this role will likely become much more significant and even vital to our energy program.

Ethanol is best known as ?grain alcohol? or in some places as ?moonshine?. It is produced by taking a grain, such as corn, crushing it and mixing with water and yeasts to form a mash. This mash is allowed to ferment for a few days. The wort (fermented mash) is then boiled in a still and with the help of the cooling tower it distills the vapors into a pure alcohol.
Ethanol can be blended with petroleum gasoline from 0.1%-99.9% to 1%.
Most commonly blends of 10% to 15% are available in the US. However blends up to 85% (E85) are possible for vehicles designed and manufactured to run on this fuel. These Flex-Fuel vehicles have had changes made to fuel system and engine...

Engine Oil Sludge 3
We have seen a recent spate of problems with oil system sludges plugging oil passages and pumps in certain vehicles.
The engines of today place a huge load on motor oils. Higher revving engines, high heat, reduced oil capacity in some engines, and the higher loads placed on the additive packages used in motor oils. The gasoline sold today has lower amounts of detergent-dispersants than at any time in the last ten years. There are also more contaminants including sulfur in these fuels.
As these fuels are burned they produce more by- products which the oil must breakdown and hold in suspension until the next oil change.

There is quite a bit of truth to the old adage about motor oil never really wearing out. Motor oil itself can be used for a very long time, the problem is that the detergent-dispersant, anti-corrosive, extreme pressure lubricating package, and other additive components get used up. As these components get used up the oil can no longer hold all of the contaminants in suspension and they begin to deposit themselves throughout the engine.
These contaminants tend to build up in the small passages and places where the oil naturally pools. As this process goes forward it restricts oil flows and inhibits proper lubrication. It can quickly lead to catastrophic...

ULSD Label v2
For those of you who have waited, the day has finally arrived. Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) is here.
In an attempt to clear up some of the misconceptions and misinformation on the EPA and ASTM requirements for ULSD I will try to set the record straight.
You will first notice that this is very clear fuel, with possibly a very light amber or green tint to it. When fresh it has very little if any odor. It may also feel a little thinner and less oily to the touch.

The EPA requires that as of June 1, 2006, 80% of diesel fuel refined and sold for on-highway use be delivered to the distribution network at 15 parts per million (ppm) or less of sulfur.
As of October 1, 2006 80% of all fuel delivered for on- highway use must be 15ppm or less of sulfur.
The 80% requirement is designed to accommodate some older refineries that would otherwise be forced off-line and to offer a marketing channel for LSD. It will be problematic for to try and order this product for use on regular basis due to storage tank constraints.
Refiners and Distributors are under no obligation to notify you...

OctaPlus is the newest Enertech Labs product. It is designed to bring today's gasoline up to the level necessary to get the most from today's sophisticated engines.
OctaPlus contains the State of the Art technologies for dispersing water, Detergent- Dispersants for Cleaning and Maintaining Fuel Systems for Peak Performance, and Octane Enhancers to Improve Engine Performance.

OctaPlus contains the very latest Poly Ether- Amine technology to remove deposits and prevent new ones from forming.
A product proven to increase performance and improve fuel economy.

Changes in Fuels, Oils, Coolants, Engines, and All Kinds of Equipment are happening every day.
Enertech Labs is your source for the information and products you need to keep your Fleet Running Safely and Efficiently.
Contact Enertech today to get the products you need to make your operation successfully.

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