Counteracting detrimental EGR effects with diesel fuel additive 2003-01-1915
A new generation of fluid technology using novel diesel fuel detergent/dispersant chemistry provides a multitude of beneficial effects to the diesel engine, especially the latest model designs. In addition to improved injector, valve and combustion chamber deposit removal, the additive restores power, fuel economy, performance and emission levels1. Positive observations have also been documented along with improved performance concerning crankcase lube viscosity, soot loading and TBN retention. An even greater added benefit is the inherent capability of the fuel additive to deal with several EGR issues now prominent with the introduction of new engines. Recent research, reported herein, has uncovered the extensive efficacy of this chemistry for piston durability and neutralization of ring corrosion phenomena. All of the beneficial additive attributes are further enhanced with increased oxidative and thermal fuel stability and no loss of filterability. Research and commercial programs have evolved on the continuing positive aspects of this comprehensive fluid technology being discovered through bench, engine and field tests. The novel benefits of this additive chemistry impact the fuel, its system components, the motor oil and engine hardware. The result is a truly multifunctional molecule designed as a diesel fuel additive.