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How a Major Recycler Maximizes Uptime and Minimizes Operating Costs of its Natural Gas Fleet

by on May 8, 2017 0 Comments
How a Major Recycler Maximizes Uptime and Minimizes Operating Costs of its Natural Gas Fleet

Like many waste and recycling operations across the country, TFC Recycling – the largest recycler in the mid-Atlantic region – has converted a significant portion of is truck fleet to compressed natural gas, delivering both environmental and business benefits.

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Synthetic Oils are the Wave of the Future for Passenger Cars

by on May 3, 2017 0 Comments
Synthetic Oils are the Wave of the Future for Passenger Cars

  In an earlier article on passenger car motor oil trends, we looked at how automotive engines are changing in response to demands for greater fuel economy and lower emissions without sacrificing power. As today’s modern engines are put under more stress, automakers worldwide are moving towards ever thinner viscosity grades to support achieving higher […]

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Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

by on April 13, 2017 0 Comments
Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

Industrial gears are susceptible to micro-pitting, which if left unchecked can lead to gear damage and catastrophic equipment failure.

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On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

by on April 7, 2017 6 Comments
On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

There are still some pockets of resistance to synthetic oils in the heavy duty motor oil market, perhaps a misconception that they aren’t as good as the “real” thing.

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Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

by on March 23, 2017 1 Comment
Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

Whether you are operating heavy duty on- or off-road vehicles or fixed industrial equipment, it pays to have a used oil analysis performed routinely by a specialized lab. Checking the oil that’s flowing through your equipment for contaminants and general stability helps you determine appropriate drain intervals and helps protect your equipment by uncovering the […]

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Trends in Passenger Car Motor Oils: Evolving Engine Technology Driving Change

by on March 10, 2017 4 Comments
Trends in Passenger Car Motor Oils: Evolving Engine Technology Driving Change

  Think about how much vehicles have changed in the past few years. What may come to mind are all the new electronics, smart sensors, assisted driving features and more, but what’s less noticeable are the significant changes taking place under the hood. Engine technology is evolving rapidly in response to three factors:

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How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments
How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

If you maintain tractors or other agricultural equipment, you’re no doubt aware of the recent introduction of two new API oil categories, CK-4 and FA-4, but you may not be sure what it means to you.

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Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

by on February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

Operators of heavy Caterpillar equipment in construction or mining need to be mindful of the lubricant specifications for different equipment types and applications.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 3: Stay Clean

by on February 2, 2017 0 Comments
Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 3: Stay Clean

This is the third of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 2: Monitor

by on January 19, 2017 1 Comment
Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 2: Monitor

This is the second of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.   In our first article in this series, we set the stage for a lubricant cleanliness program by explaining how to “start clean.”

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