Your guide to the Diesel Engine

In one of our first articles we went over 5 amazing facts about diesel fuel. In today’s article we will be continuing where we left off as we go into the specifications of the diesel engine. What makes them different from standard gasoline engines, and what role they play on the current economy. It’s not…

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An Introduction to Lubricant toxicity

Lubricants are a very common fluid found in the industrial or commercial workplace. Their use is without a doubt vital to the success of any piece of equipment or machinery; however, these fluids are at their purest form chemicals and additives that are meticulously chosen to produce a fluid that keeps engines running smoothly and…

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What does the color of your oil mean

  Over time, the quality, consistency, and color tend to change on your oil-based lubricants this is because of many factors that directly “age” your oil. As a rule of thumb, color does not dictate the efficiency of oil. Color will change for a variety of reasons from heat, additives, and contaminants to something as…

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Octane? Whats that?

Octane is a flammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained in petroleum refining. That’s a long way of saying higher octane means higher explosion point. Meaning you want more of it for your combustible engine. Octane numbers tend to change as additives improve and the quality of oil refining increases. Octane numbers to the uninitiated…

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Your Ultimate Guide To Oil Prices

The oil and petroleum industry can seem like a volatile and unpredictable market where prices are always changing. But understanding the underlying factors that go into oil prices will help to clear the fog over the oil market. According to a new article published by CNBC, the three top factors that influence the price of…

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State of Global Energy and Emissions.

The IEA (International Energy Agency) has published their yearly Global energy report and it is showing some interesting developments, market changes, and growth. Today we will explore the data that is presented in the report, and detail as closely as we can. The report was published in March of 2018 with data that has been…

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Store your lubes like a pro!

  Maintaining the quality of your oils, greases, and other lubricants is important to the longevity of your vehicle or machine. Contaminates, Gelation and exposure will ruin any store of lubricants, so are you doing all you can to combat them? The tendency of oil to gel at specific temperatures and with certain contaminants isn’t…

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Biodiesel the alternative fuel of the future?

What is Biodiesel? Is it sustainable? And is it cost efficient? These are all very common questions fleet managers, and company owners should be asking when considering the use of biodiesel for their trucks. Renewable and alternative fuel are all the rage these days. Lowering our carbon footprint, and contributing to the longevity of the…