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In a surprise move, Ford has issued a new diesel engine oil service fill specification, WSS-M2C171-F1, covering all Ford diesel engines. This specification specifically disallows the use of API CK-4 and FA-4 categories, which were adopted by the auto and lubricant industries earlier this year. Ford’s specification identifies API CJ-4 category oils issued before 2016 as acceptable for use in its vehicles until the Ford 6.7L diesel engine test is completed and approved by ASTM.
ULSD Problems: Lack of Lubrication and Increased Microbial Growth Rate
Prior to the introduction of ULSD, diesel fuel contained 500 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur, which had two positive effects. First, sulfur was a lubricant for seals in the fuel injectors and injector pumps. Most diesel engines built prior to the year 2000 relied heavily on this lubrication and were not made to run optimally on ULSD; its use could result in premature wear of fuel system components.
Lubrication Engineers Inc. has begun planning a U.S. $35 million manufacturing facility near its headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, with joint venture partner Kyodo Yushi USA Inc.
The JV, known as Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing Americas LLC, will build a 10,700 square meter plant on 15 hectares of land in north Wichita, according to the city’s office of urban development.
In the petrochemical industry, bearing faults drive the majority of repair events for motors, pumps and compressors. In a study performed at 12 petrochemical plants, the data showed that approximately 60 percent of all motor repair events originated with bearing troubles.1 This number differs significantly for pumps and compressors because of the impact on equipment life due to the performance of mechanical seals.
Historical data gathered at these 12 facilities showed that bearing problems represent approximately 70 percent of all repair events for motors and 30 to 35 percent for pumps and compressors. This climbs to 80 percent in equipment that is selected and supplied with lifetime lubrication.
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