Fuelmaster® Engine Warranty Compliance Diesel “Additive”
Diesel engine manufacturers, including Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar and EMD, typically do not recommend “additive use” – and for good reason.
Aftermarket “additives” generally alter recommended ASTM fuel specifications. Common aftermarket “additives” often contain the following: Nitrate based cetane improvers, barium-laced smoke suppressants, biocides to kill algae – these biocides are a poison and usually make fuel dryer (less lubricity). Metallics used to act as a catalyst can produce ferrous salts, which can be abrasive.
Austech Industrial Solutions do not class Fuelmaster® as an additive.
Fuelmaster® is a complete fuel treatment that does not alter the ASTM fuel specifications (see laboratory report below).
Fuelmaster® is: non-flammable, non-toxic, contains no metal, contains no phosphate, and is pH-neutral.
Fuelmaster® used at the recommended ratio will not damage diesel or petrol engines, and will not void engine warranty.
AMPLE ID: BP Low sulphur diesel (6E4257)
BP Low sulphur diesel + Fuelmaster® 1:2,000 ratio (6E4258)
DATE SAMPLED: 24 May 2006
|TEST||Straight Diesel||Diesel + Fuelmaster®||METHOD||SPECIFICATION*|
|Cetane Index||56||56||ASTM D976||46 min|
|Density @ 15°C (kg/l)||0.831||0.831||ASTM D1298||0.82 – 0.85|
|Distillation T95 (°C)||339||340||ASTM D86||360 max|
|Ash & suspended solids (%)||20||20||ASTM D482||100 max|
|Viscosity @ 40°C||2.930||2.935||ASTM D445||2.0 – 4.5|
|Carbon residue (10% residue) %||0.12||0.12||ASTM D524||0.2 max|
|Water & sediment (%)||0.0||0.0||ASTM D1796||0.05 max|
|Oxidation stability (mg/l)||4||5||ASTM D2274||25 max|
|Colour||0.5||0.5||ASTM D1500||2 max|
|Copper corrosion (3hrs @ 50°C)||1||1||ASTM D130||1 max|
|Flash point (°C)||80.0||80.0||ASTM D93||61.5 min|
|Filter blocking tendency||1.0||1.0||ASTM D2068||2 max|
|HFRR Lubricity (WS 1.4 at 60°C)||364µm||238µm||IP 450||460 max|