Making Lubricity Problems Slip Away with Biodiesel
See how biodiesel improves engine lubricity
Lubricity helps to protects engines from excessive wear and damage. With so many moving parts, including pumps and injectors, lubricating agents are critical to fleet performance. Lubricity often comes from the fuel that’s used in the vehicle. Simply put, a fuel that lacks lubricity doesn’t provide the necessary protection that help engines run smoother, cooler and more quietly.
Good News, Bad News
While the shift to ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) has been a positive move towards reducing emissions, it has resulted in a loss of lubricity for diesel engines. Why? Sulfur is what gives petroleum diesel its lubricating properties. By shifting to ULSD, the component that once helped increase lubricity of the fuel is significantly reduced, causing fleets to invest in lubricity additives.
Biodiesel is a Better Solution
If you would like to learn more about how biodiesel works in a diesel engine, check out this video.
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