Fleet trial shows nano additives benefits
What’s the hype about WS2?
An initial trial by a council in regional Australia has demonstrated that the use of nano-sized tungsten disulphide (WS2) additives in its vehicle fleet has the potential to deliver significant cost savings and environmental benefits. Results received to date show a significant reduction in emissions and fuel costs.
Techenomics International, which distributes the WS2 nano additives throughout Australia and much of Asia, said the trial of six vehicles of varying sizes and operational uses was part of a move by the council to standardise the operating requirements of fleet vehicles and create efficiencies in exhaust gas emissions, fuel consumption, and equipment and oil service life.
Techenomics CEO Chris Adsett said initial results of the trial showed a measurable reduction in the emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen as well as a reduction in fuel consumption. “These savings alone represent an opportunity for the council to save thousands of dollars over the life of the fleet.”
The council was dealing with 23 different oils and lubricants in its day-to-day operations and engaged Techenomics Australia to come in and look at rationalising what it was doing with a view to making its fleet operations more efficient.
“One of our recommendations,” Chris Adsett said,“was for the council to trial WS2 additives on six vehicles, including a Ford Ranger, Hino light truck, Toro mower, Massey Ferguson tractor and two Hino medium trucks.
“It was not a trial that the council entered lightly as there are many additives on the market which can be deleterious to equipment or provide insufficient benefit to justify the costs.However, after researching the product and examining the results from other trials in various global locations, the council proceeded.
“The results showed evidence to support there was an improvement in performance, and a reduction of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen across all six vehicles. The council could see that this would save tens of thousands of dollars in ongoing running costs across the entire fleet, representing a better return on capital investment.
“It could also see that added savings could be achieved through extended service intervals, which would reduce waste oil costs, equipment downtime, labour and lubricant inventory,” Chris Adsett said.
Techenomics’ expert staff at its network of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities across South East Asia, Northern Asia and Australia are only too pleased to explain how the WS2 additives work and discuss the benefits with anyone seeking to get better performance and more value for money from their fuel, oil and other lubricating fluids. Visit www.techenomics.net to find your nearest Techenomics’ facility.