Chevron Lubricants has introduced a new oil for use in heavy duty compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) engines. Delo 400 NG SAE 15W-40, available on the North American market June 2012, is formulated to deliver protection and long drain performance in a wide variety of CNG and LNG engines. It has the capability to help customers minimize operating costs in operations such as municipal bus services, linehaul and delivery truck services, waste truck operations, and off-road equipment.
“There are numerous factors driving the adoption of natural gas vehicles, including significant domestic supply availability, lower fueling costs, reduced environmental impact, and growing CNG/LNG refueling support infrastructure,” said Jim Gambill, North America Delo brand manager.
Delo 400 NG meets the performance requirements of key OEM specifications including Cummins (CES 20074) and Detroit Diesel (93K216) and is suitable for service in Daimler MB226.9, Volvo CNG, Renault RGD, Mack CNG, Isuzu CNG, Hino CNG, and Hyundai CNG engines.
In addition, Chevron has successfully tested Delo 400 NG SAE 15W-40 in Cummins ISL G series CNG engines in delivery truck service and has achieved oil drain intervals of 33% longer than the Cummins recommended drain interval for this engine in this type of service.
(This article compiled using information from a Chevron products Company press release)