December 06, 2020

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Chevron Oronite develops additive technology for modern high BMEP natural gas engines

Chevron Oronite develops additive technology for modern high BMEP natural gas engines
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Chevron Oronite is introducing technology to lubricate the latest high brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) steel piston natural gas engines. Through an extensive R&D effort, including working with key OEMs, Oronite has developed new additive solutions to address new challenges inherent in these engines.

Leading stationary natural gas engine manufacturers are seeking improvements in mechanical efficiency through the use of dual-stage turbo chargers, boosting BMEP by using steel pistons and resetting the ring pack higher on the piston. During normal engine operation these new engines run at higher pressures and temperatures which can present challenges for the current generation of lubricant additives, such as increased piston groove deposits and reduced oil life.

“Oronite has developed innovative additive solutions that can help deliver extended oil drain capability, improved oil oxidation/nitration control, and base retention capability, while minimizing deposit formation,” said Jeff Waite, global product manager, Industrial Engine Oils, Specialties and Fuels, Chevron Oronite. “These new products have been field tested and are performing extremely well. We look forward to helping our customers continue to put great performing products into the market.”

Chevron Oronite, which is headquartered in San Ramon, California, U.S.A., is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally.

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