This is a summary of the benefits of and tests relative to BestLine's Diesel Fuel Treatment. Copies of a detailed test report can be provided upon request. Although the test report is based on the use of low sulfur diesel rather than the current ultra low sulfur diesel, the reader is able to draw conclusions of the effect BestLine's Diesel Fuel Treatment will have on current applications.
The tests were conducted using BestLine's Diesel Fuel Treatment without the benefit of the cetane booster components normally added. The cetane booster was purposely left out of the formulation at the request of the client performing the tests. The cetane booster was then added equally to the untreated and treated fuel to raise the cetane level for cold start purposes and to assure fairness in the tests.
The test period ran for approx 18 months with 13 of the tractors using the BestLine Diesel fuel Treatment. The total accumulated miles over the 18 month period was 1.8 million miles. The drivers were unaware of the fuel tests being performed.
The test demonstrated that the fuel savings greatly outweigh the cost of the product. This is shown by the average test results of 5.7% savings without the benefit of a cetane booster. With the benefit of the cetane booster, stationary diesel engine tests, under full load conditions, have demonstrated fuel savings of 12.25% to 16.57%.
Further, third party independent users report 12 to 17% in reduced fuel consumption with BestLine Diesel Fuel Treatment added to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel. The savings of 12% to 17% will dramatically increase the calculated savings in this summary.
SUMMARY OF RESULTS
Results of the test demonstrated that the tractors running on fuel treated with BestLine Diesel Fuel Treatment (without cetane booster component) recorded a 5.7% increase in fuel economy on the dynamometer while per ton mile calculations showed an advantage of 4.4% for the tractors using the treated fuel.
The combined measurement system was capable of measuring specific fuel consumption (lbs Per BHP-HR) with a 95% confidence level.
The untreated tractors from the beginning to the end of the test experienced an increase of 5.5% in fuel consumption while the average for the tractors burning the treated fuel experienced 3.5% reduction in fuel consumption. The net advantage for the treated tractors was 9.0% in lower fuel consumption for the treated tractors. (Once again, a vital component of BestLine's Fuel Treatment is the cetane booster package, which was purposely left out so the drivers would not experience any change in driving effect or be aware of their fuel test being conducted).
Brake horsepower (HP) in the tractors burning the untreated fuel showed a decrease of -0.54% HP while the tractors burning the treated fuel experienced +5.16% increases in brake horsepower. The adjusted effect of Brake Horsepower Increase (BSFC) was 5.70% increase with a confidence level of 95%.
HORSE POWER GAIN AND COST SAVING
Net brake horse power improvement
Accumulated data showed a 4.4% gain in ton-miles/gallon while the dynamometer measured a 5.7% gain in fuel economy. The 5.7% was based on repeatable dynamometer measurements. Statistical analysis of the data showed the gain is highly significant at the 95% level of confidence.
Saving per Gallon
Truck fleet saving
Based on: 500 gallons of fuel used per week at 50 weeks per year
Numerous tests (13 Mode Test Procedures) were conducted to monitor the changes in emissions from the untreated fuel to the treated fuel. With many states and provinces showing concerns over stack pollution or soot, drivers need to be aware of such issues where infractions or substantive fines may be imposed against them. A reduction in particulates can eliminate roadside testing. A snapshot of the improved results are shown as follows:
Reduction of emissions
Prior to the above testing, the fuel treatment was tested on a naturally aspirated stationary Lister diesel test engine stand while under maximum load and in a temperature-controlled environment. Although this is not a true representation of highway driving, it is a repeatable fuel efficiency test conducted under strictly controlled conditions. The fuel was weighed and measured, and the data shows the following savings in fuel usage:
Fuel savings based on quantity of BestLine treatment per ten gallons
Note: With the high cost of fuel, the fuel treatment will easily pay for itself. It is further suggested that since the base component of the diesel fuel treatment has an ionic affinity to metal (ferrous and nonferrous), that the initial treatment should be 3 oz per 10 gallons (to allow treatment of the entire fuel system) with all subsequent use at 2 oz per 10 gallons of fuel.
BestLine's Diesel Engine Treatment and BestLine's Power Train Lubricant have been tested in both controlled engine and equipment tests, including the CRC L-38, Sequence VIII and the Sequence VIB. The results of the testing have shown that when the products, when used with existing oils, at a ratio of 8% to 15% percent by volume, have maintained oil viscosity, reduced fuel consumption, engine sludge, varnish and bearing wear. The following average is for wear, friction and heat using a 10% blend of the Engine Treatment or Power Train Lubricant, when added to either synthetic or mineral base motor oils, when tested on metal-to-metal contact.
Friction Reduced (average): 17.0%
Temperature Reduced (average): 25.0%
Wear Reduced (average): 47.0%
NECESSARY FORMULATION ADJUSTMENTS
BestLine received EPA Registration No.209120002 under 40 CFR 79.23 in 2007.
The revised formulation, when tested with the High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) test, demonstrated a 25% reduction in wear when added to ULSD.
The With BestLine Synthetic Diesel Fuel Treatment added at 2 oz. per 10 gallons of fuel, the wear was reduced by over 25%, With a ratio of 3 oz. per 10 gallons of fuel, the wear was reduced by over 35% besides reducing emissions soot and smoke The product thoroughly cleans and lubricates the entire fuel system, including fuel pumps, valves, injectors and cylinders.