TOTAL Introduces Efficiency Enhancing Additive
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 13:50
TOTAL Lubricants has launched a new diesel fuel additive, ideal for commercial vehicles, which tests have shown to reduce fuel consumption by up to 5%. TOTAL EXCELLIUM Concentrate Diesel brings a suite of crucial performance improvements, designed specifically to benefit road haulier businesses.
When added to regular diesel fuel within the vehicle, TOTAL EXCELLIUM Concentrate Diesel cleans the engine by preventing injector fouling and therefore extends engine lifespan by reducing friction, which also results in reduced maintenance costs. These combined actions provide significant benefits, especially to those who drive a high number of miles using diesel vehicles.
In fact, in field tests which validated performances through more than 12,000,000km, injector fouling was prevented up to 93% of the time when using TOTAL EXCELLIUM Concentrate Diesel. Furthermore, the additive was able to clean up to 45% of existing fouling in vehicles.
When compared to non-specifically additized fuel, further tests show that a Euro 5 heavy-duty vehicle using EXCELLIUM for 17,000km led to a reduction in fuel consumption by up to 5%, the net result being an important cost saving. It goes to work, right from the very first use, cleaning the engine and increasing efficiency.
Users can also benefit from their own environmental footprint by a reduction in CO2 emissions by up to 4.2%, across 10,500 miles, seeing environmental impacts diminish. Carbon monoxide is also reduced by 32%, unburnt hydrocarbons by 55%, nitrogen oxides by 21% and particulates by 16%.
Engines are kept clean over time with EXCELLIUM Concentrate Diesel. Water contamination of diesel is a significant issue, and so EXCELLIUM enables rapid separation of the fuel from water in order to eliminate it entirely, protecting diesel filters from premature clogging.
This latest product — part of the TOTAL ECOSOLUTIONS line — is the perfect partner for use with TOTAL RUBIA, heavy duty engine oil. It also further expands TOTAL’s sustainability and durability-enhancing lubricant range.
Revealed at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show, EXCELLIUM has been independently tested and awarded, including certification by UTAC-CERAM, validating its fuel economy and environmental credentials.
Long-term engine performance is crucial for any transport operation. The new EXCELLIUM Concentrate Diesel provides just that. It is available from TOTAL, in bulk, IBC, 185L and 5L.