TOTAL future generation oils
Legislations are creating more and more greenhouse gas emission limits, forcing engine manufacturers to make cleaner and more fuel efficient diesel engines. Therefore lubricants manufacturers are required to produce new types of oils for these engines including improvements in oil oxidation control, aeration control and shear stability.
PC-11 in summary
The next generation of Heavy Duty Engine Oils is coming, licensed in the market at the beginning of December. There will be significant improvements in engine protection and fuel economy. As everyone in the industry knows by now, the following diesel engine oil specifications are due to hit the market on Dec. 1 2016: API CK-4 and FA-4. In the development phase, these oils have been referred to as PC-11A and PC-11B respectively.
Both deliver superior performance over current oils such as being more resistant to breakdown or to oxidation. The latter reduces the ability of the oil to cool and protect vehicules, thus a lack of bubbles in the new formulas will protect new and older engine models. Furthermore, they will optimise fuel economy, while also lowering carbon dioxide (C02 emissions) for 2017 engines.
CK-4 oils replace CJ-4 oils with the same viscosity grades and oil types (mineral oil /synthetic oil) are backward compatible down to CF-4. FA-4 oils are lower in viscosity grades to help them maximize fuel economy without compromising engine protection however they are limited in terms of backwards compatibility.
The introduction of the new PC-11 engine oil performance category will result in the largest change in oil specifications that the industry has seen in a generation. These new categories resulted from years of collaborative effort between the oil and additive industries and diesel engine manufacturers. The development will be different as API’s will introduce two of the diesel engine oil standards at the same time.
All combined TOTAL's engine oils, branded RUBIA OPTIMA, will benefit customers from reduced emissions, extended oil drains intervals, cost savings on fuel and maintenance.
For more information, you can visit our Lubricants website.