Santisak Thaipat, B2B Fuels and Lubricants Manager, Chevron (Thailand) Limited, said "The electricity generating industry plays an important role in the Thai economy. The industry's growth is in line with increasing electricity demand from households, construction, and tourism and services as well as industrial sectors. It is apparent that the supply chain of private electricity generating businesses has posted a positive outlook, in line with the domestic electricity demand which is forecasted to grow around 2.8 - 3.8% per annum. The power plant groups such as biomass power plants, community power plants, southern provinces' Pracharath biomass power plants or Very Small Power Producers (VSPP) are expected to increase their investment as they have been deemed to have strong competitiveness in the business and they are the target groups from which the government plans to buy electricity."
Chevron, as one of the world's leading energy companies, has recognized an opportunity to introduce new premium quality lubricant products to the growing industrial engine oil market. With this in mind, the company has launched Caltex HDAX(R) 9500 SAE 40, a high-performance dispersant/detergent type gas engine oil formulated specifically for landfill gas, biogas, digester and sour gas applications. It has been formulated with premium base oils containing very low sulphur, nitrogen and aromatics. It uses a premium additive package including ashless dispersant, oxidation inhibitors, metallic detergents and a metallic anti-wear agent. Hence, Caltex HDAX(R) 9500 SAE 40 is designed for use in four-stroke engines burning landfill gas, biogas, digester and sour gas which can be variously opted for power plant applications for high performance.
Caltex HDAX(R) 9500 SAE 40's following features help deliver optimized equipment protection and performance, whilst helping many products maximize operational efficiency.
- Helps Maximize Oil Service Life
Exceptional oxidation/nitration resistance and base number retention characteristics enable extended drain capability, even in engines designed to use a very low oil feed rate and in arduous landfill applications.
- Helps Lower Operating Costs
Long component life with outstanding piston deposit control, providing scuffing protection to the cylinder liners. It helps protect against abrasive wear.
- Helps Minimize Maintenance Costs
Not only does it promote engine cleanliness, optimized dispersant/detergent system allied to oxidation/nitration resistance helps minimize oil thickening and sludge formation, protecting against filter plugging, and cylinder head sludge.
- Extends Engine Life to Overhaul
Excellent anti-wear additive protects against valve train wear and scuffing on parts operating under boundary conditions. Optimized ash level provides valve recession control and controls potential for pre-ignition.
- Compatible with Catalytic Converter
Low phosphorus additive system has been optimized for use with catalyst system.
"During the initial launch, the company has developed an integrated marketing plan to build on branding and raise brand awareness, which includes public activities such as product launch events to support sales and trade promotions. The company is confident that the new Caltex HDAX(R) 9500 SAE 40 will be the solution for power producers looking for premium quality gas engine oil that offers strong engine protection, helps them achieve a longer engine life and extended uptime, improves profitability through the reduction of operating costs from long component life, and delivers on increased environmental friendliness due to the minimization of deposition or waste buildup", concluded Santisak.
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