Chevron Corp. has launched a new and improved fuel formulation with “Clean & Glide Technology™” at its Caltex-branded fuel service stations in Hong Kong. This fuel was launched earlier in Singapore and Malaysia.
“Our products are continuously being improved in anticipation of future engine advancements and local market needs. For motorists, a quick Caltex stop now delivers fuel grades that help treat their cars right, providing additional benefits without compromise,” said Brian Payne, Chevron’s general manager for products in Hong Kong.
The Clean & Glide Technology™ in the new Techron® is designed to coat and protect metal surfaces. This helps to reduce friction and wear, keeping engines clean to deliver optimum performance.
The ability of the new Techron to protect metal surfaces was proven in the High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) lubricity test, a standard test for diesel, designed to determine its ability to protect metal parts in the fuel pumps that rely on diesel as a lubricant. The HFRR lubricity test was modified to safely test the lubricating properties of petrol.
The new Techron with Clean & Glide Technology contains components, which are designed to coat and protect metal surfaces, thereby reducing wear by up to 38% and friction by up to 41% compared to the previous Techron formulation.
In controlled laboratory tests simulating continual use, Clean & Glide Technology produced results, which showed 2-3% less fuel consumption when compared to the previous Techron formula, according to Chevron.