FPC formulation has undergone rigorous testing in some of the world’s leading laboratories including world renowned Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas. Many other independent tests have quantified the fuel efficiencies provided by FPC.
FPC may be used in any liquid hydrocarbon fuel. Four grades at dosing ratios of 1:1600, 1:3200, 1:5000 and 1:10,000 are supplied depending on customers’ fuel usage, ie annual fuel offtake of 3 million litres would require 1:1600 grade whereas offtake of 50 million litres would require 1:10,000 grade.
The fuel is generally treated at bulk storage tanks and Fuel Technology engineers can design and supply dosing systems to accurately treat fuel automatically either at time of fuel delivery or at time of refuelling vehicles.
At recommended mixing ratio of fuel independent tests have concluded that FPC does not change fuel specifications.
FPC will not harm engine components. In fact, FPC has been proven to do just the opposite by improving combustion to the point where abrasive hard carbon build-up is virtually eliminated. As a result, engine wear related to hard carbon build-up (ie rings, injectors, valves and liners etc) is reduced. Further, oil contaminants are reduced, cutting down on the wear to lower engine components.
Engine manufacturers will not void engine warranty if FPC is used. Written verification of this from most engine manufacturers is on file with Fuel Technology and available upon request.
Generally speaking, engine manufacturers have played down independent after-market products not sold with their name or part number. FPC is no exception to this rule.
Consensus among many engine manufacturers is the use of Bio Diesel will result in a slight power and fuel efficiency loss. FPC will provide increased power and fuel efficiencies therefore negating these losses.
FPC will increase horsepower and torque ratings because of the increased average pressure developed by a reduction in combustion time.
Studies conducted by engine manufacturers show that as the soot content of the oil increases so does the iron content of the oil. Oil analysis by FPC users consistently confirm that FPC decreases soot content of the engine oil and accordingly, the metallic contaminants.
Due to a faster combustion with more of the heat used as power and less after burning, exhaust temperatures will decrease by 10 – 15°C when using FPC.
The carrier for FPC will readily mix in all liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Therefore, it is not necessary to mechanically mix FPC with gasoline, diesel and lighter fuel oils. However, it is recommended that FPC be added before or as each new shipment of fuel is added to storage tanks from the fuel supplier’s truck to ensure quicker dispersement.
Treatment at less than the manufacturer’s recommended ratio can reduce the effectiveness of FPC and prevent the user from realising the full benefit from the product.
Although over treatment will have no detrimental effect, significant research has concluded that recommended treatment ratio will provide the best economical return.
FPC will prevent and kill fungal bacterial growths which can propagate in water/fuel interface in bottom of tanks.
FPC contains a chemical that will stain water and other organic materials in the fuel. If you have free water, insoluble gums and/or waxes in your fuel these will be trapped in the fuel line filter and will eventually be stained yellow by FPC. This is to your advantage as FPC will help identify these fuel related contaminants.
Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions regarding FPC.