DIPETANE FUEL TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT RESULTS
IN SAE J1321 / TMC TYPE II FUEL CONSUMPTION TEST
“Significant and Repeatable” Improvement of Fuel Economy, Horsepower and Engine Life in Test Conducted by Claude Travis & Associates
NEW YORK, May 29, 2008 – Dipetane Fuel Technology today announced the exciting results of an SAE J1321 / TMC Type II Fuel Consumption Test conducted on a group of test and control vehicles by Claude Travis & Associates, one of the top three independent SAE testing firms in the trucking and shipping industries. The announcement was made this morning at the prestigious New York City Parks Department Fleet Show to a national audience of fleet administrators.
“Dipetane Fuel Technology was shown conclusively to improve burn efficiency of petroleum fuels, with resultant improvement in fuel economy, horsepower, exhaust emission, elimination of carbon deposits and engine life,” said Richard McPherson, managing director of Dipetane USA. “When added to the fuel of a fleet of diesel trucks, they all benefit to varying degrees, depending on the age of the engine and other criteria.”
“Dipetane is the most effective fuel supplement I have tested,” Claude Travis, president of Claude Travis & Associates, declared. He is a nationally recognized expert in on-highway commercial vehicle fuel economy testing and previous chairman of the joint SAE/TMC Fuel Economy Test Procedure Task Force, with more than 50 years in the transportation industry.
“The addition of Dipetane to the diesel fuel used to power the test vehicles demonstrated a significant and repeatable improvement in fuel economy,” he said. “The Dipetane used in this test series also resulted in an increase in horsepower coupled with a marked reduction in ‘blow-by,’ which contributes to increased engine miles-to-overhaul.”
Mr. Travis noted that Dipetane’s test results are important to fleet managers for several reasons and show marked differences from other additives tested to date.
“The reduction in blow-by was especially dramatic, demonstrating that Dipetane reduces carbon deposits, especially on the rings. This test used three trucks for better reliability, whereas most companies only tested on one,” he added.
On three 2004 Cummins ISX engines, the average fuel economy gain was 3%; the horsepower gain was 13 hp; and the blow-by reduction was 32%.
According to Mr. McPherson, the product performs significantly better on older engines.
“The Cummins ISX engines are extremely fuel efficient and these results on the ISX are very significant. Performance with a mix of older units has been shown to be even stronger. Field trials with New Hampshire-based Windward Petroleum show results as high as 14%,” he said. “I think it’s reasonable to expect that for the average user, results will fall in the upper end of this range.”
“As we are all extremely concerned with helping to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while lowering energy costs, this product is clearly a solution that moves us toward those goals,” said Mr. McPherson. “Many assume that the answers to our energy problems will have to come from automotive manufacturers, but we believe that fuel improvements can help too.
“Our data suggest that just a 3% reduction in fuel consumption in the United States – a very conservative estimate of what Dipetane can do – would save Americans more than $10 billion in diesel costs alone. Clearly, this is one area we must look at closely; the sooner the better.”
For a copy of the complete Claude Travis & Associates report and test data, please contact Robert Pond at (714) 695-9302. Additional information is at HYPERLINK www.dipetaneusa.com.