It is estimated that as much as 30% of the energy in fuel is lost in overcoming friction in vehicles, with over 10% being friction in the engine itself.

It thus stands to reason that regardless of the grade of fuel used, significant improvements in the lubricity of a fuel will reduce the friction in the engine and lead to significant improvements in fuel consumption as well.

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What can be, and is being done, to improve the fuel lubricity?

Additives have become necessary in order to improve the lubricity of fuel, which has been subjected to the processes of lowering the sulphur content. This is done both by refineries themselves, and through the use of commercial, after market, specialist additive suppliers. Due to the superior lubricity inherent in a host of vegetable oils, these [...]

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Why the renewed and increasing interest in lubricity in fuels?

Historically, or at least into the 70's, fuels such as diesel were considered to have adequate inherent lubricity for their use in engines without any additional lubricity improver's. This all began to change when Sulphur Oxides in exhaust gases were targeted for reduction as part of the campaign to reduce harmful emissions, which rolled out [...]

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Why is it important?

Lubricants prevent or at least reduce wear, which in some instances can be extremely costly to repair. Thus, the better a lubricant and the lower it is lubricity score, the more wear will be prevented, and the greater the value of the costs of repair, that are reduced and thus saved.

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Understanding the results of a lubricity test

The function of a lubricant is to prevent, or at least reduce, wear between two surfaces. The lubricity test result is a reading of how much wear occurred during the test, or simply put "how much wear the lubricant failed to prevent". It follows then that a lower score indicating less wear is more desirable [...]

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What is Lubricity?

Everybody knows what a lubricant is, and we use lubricants to reduce friction in order to prevent chaffing, scuffing and wear between two surfaces that are moving in relationship to one another. Lubricity is the term used to rate the effectiveness of a lubricant, and a system of measuring this was devised by applying a [...]

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