Antifreeze prices will be going up for all major suppliers this Spring due to the rising price of Ethylene Glycol. Ethylene Glycol is the main componant of automotive antifreeze - but it is also used in the manufacture of plastics and resins, including plastic soda bottles and it is also used in some medical applications. The increase in demand, especially for manufactured plastics as a result of economic expansion in countries like China has made global prices continue to climb.
As an effect of this, antifreeze manufacturers bear a higher cost of production for finished product, so costs are continuing to rise on the supplier level as well.
Most suppliers have set their increases to take effect on April 1 - we are holding off til April 12th to try and give you an opportunity to beat the increase if you can. If you would like to place an order before the prices increase dont hesitate to contact us at 617-884-7800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder on beating the DEF increase coming April 1st......As you know, this is the time of year where we start seeing increases in the DEF market. 1/3 of DEF is comprised of Urea. The reason this time of year causes an uptick in DEF prices is that Urea's primary use is as fertilizer in the agricultural sector, and competition for urea reflects on the commodities market side, and that results in an increase in its cost.
It looks like the market went up in March anywhere from $.03 to $.05/gallon. Dennis K Burke will be holding current pricing until April 1, so dont forget to get those orders in this week! I will keep you informed for April and the other upcoming months in terms of what impact the Urea market will have on your DEF pricing.
Feel free to give me a call to discuss, 617-884-7800. If you would like to place an order (or an additional order) before the month is out, you can do so with customer service at 617-884-7800 or by emailing email@example.com
Don't let the cold slow you down
We all know that icing is one of the major causes of cold temperature fuel-related problems. As it gets colder, ice crystals begin to form in diesel fuel that contains about 500 ppm of water. In cold weather, diesel fuel is also prone to gelling, the solidification of diesel fuel into a partially crystalline state. These solidified waxes thicken the fuel, and then clog the fuel filters, causing the engine to stop running.
DIESEL GUARD ANTI-GEL DEICER
A highly concentrated multifunctional winter diesel additive for individual vehicle treatment.
Contains wax crystal modifier and deicer to help prevent gelling and icing in ULSD and biodiesel blends up to 5%.
* Multifunctional detergent to keep injectors clean
* Lubricity improver, corrosion inhibitor, stabilizer and cetane improver to help improve cold starts
* Reduces Cold Filter Plug Point (CFPP)
* Reduces Pour Point
* Highly concentrated for easy storage and handling
* One quart treats 250 gallons
* 12-1 qt. bottles per case
DIESEL GUARD D-THAW
D-Thaw gets gelled fuel moving again. Reliquifies gelled diesel fuel and de-ices frozen fuel filters - the two most common causes for winter fuel problems. The most effective product to reliquify gelled diesel fuel and de-ice frozen filters.
* Non-alcohol formula
* Add directly to frozen fuel filter to melt ice and wax
* Will absorb 1/3 cup of water for every quart of D-Thaw
* One quart treats 50 gallons of fuel in a "gelled-up" emergency
* Resolves any gelling diesel fuel in tanks during the cold winter months
Dennis K. Burke offers a full line of ValvTect Diesel Guard products.
We are participating in a Valvtect Rebate Program now through July 31 2013. For info on the rebate program, click the following link: http://www.burkeoil.com/valvtect-rebate-program---valid-through-july/
CLEAR AND DYED KEROSENE
Dennis K. Burke offers both clear and dyed kerosene in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums. Every 10% of kerosene blended with diesel fuel lowers the cloud point about three degrees.
We carry clear kerosene for winter blending in on-road vehicles, dyed kerosene (non-taxable) for winter blending in off-road vehicles, as well as heaters requiring a K-1 Kerosene.
You can also purchase dyed kerosene at the pump from our gas station located at 410 Beacham Street in Chelsea, or, if you have a jobsite or location running kero we can deliver in for you.
We're excited to announce special pricing for Diesel Exhaust Fluid for the rest of December. We carry the highest quality DEF and we have the logistics to get it to you. Special pricing is effective on the conveniently sized 2.5 gallon jugs, in quantities from 25 jugs delivered (or pick them up at our headquarters and receive the special pricing with no minimum) to full pallets. (For more than pallet loads, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing)
If you run a fleet requiring DEF, or a shop who's customers require it, this is a great opportunity to stock up and save! Don't wait though, special pricing expires December 31st!
Pre-Winter Tank Maintenance Program
Up to 50% of all winter diesel vehicle breakdowns can be attributed to water and bacteria (bugs) being pumped from the main diesel storage tank into the vehicle. This can cause plugged fuel filters, equipment downtime and lost revenue.
THE DIESEL GUARD PROGRAM
The ValvTect Diesel Guard three-step pre-winter tank maintenance program is designed to keep your fleet up and running this winter by safely removing the two biggest causes of winter shutdowns; water (ice crystals) and bacteria.
PUMP OUT EXCESS WATER
Over time, water builds up in diesel storage tanks creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Even when entrained in a vehicle's diesel fuel, water will begin to freeze when the fuel temperature reaches 32º F., forming ice crystals that can plug fuel filters. First, pump out and properly disposed of excess water in your diesel storage tanks.
CHEMICALLY REMOVE RESIDUAL WATER
After pumping, any remaining water is removed by treating the next two or three diesel fuel deliveries with Diesel Guard Tank Dri, a water dispersant and freeze point depressant. Diesel Guard Tank Dri is a non-alcohol water dispersant and deicer, formulated to safely remove a controlled amount of water from the diesel fuel's storage tank.
* Safely Removes Moisture
* Reduces the Freeze Point of Water
* Non-Alcohol and Non-Flammable
* One Gallon Treats 7,500 Gallons of Diesel Fuel
KILL BACTERIA AND BIO-CONTAMINATION
Once all water is removed, "shock" treat the tank with BioGuard Micro-Biocide to kill bacteria and other bio-contamination. BioGuard is the industry's most effective biocide. Spare fuel dispenser filters should be on site to filter out dead bacteria after BioGuard treatment.
* Kills Bacteria and Algae
* Fast Acting
* Ultra Low Sulfur Compliant
* One Gallon Treats 2,500 Gallons of Diesel Fuel
*Dennis K. Burke offers a full line of ValvTect Diesel Guard products.*
Its still August, but we are ready to roll out our Fall Pricing Specials for the Lube Division.
We're pleased to offer Citgo Citgard 700 Synthetic Blend 15w40 Diesel Engine Oil in 4-1 Gallon Cases.
We're also offering deals on Valvtect, Diesel Fuel Supplement, Two Cycle Oil, SAE 30, SAE 40, and Oil Eater Products.
To view our fall pricing specials, click the following link: Fall '12 Pricing Specials
Dont forget - until September rolls on in, you can still save 5% off your entire Bioblend order for first time Bioblend customers!
As always, feel free to call us with any questions at 617-884-7800, where any of our dedicated Customer Service Reps can answer all your questions. You can also email us anytime at email@example.com to ask a question, or place an order.
Enjoy these last days of beautiful New England summer weather!
Environmentally Sensitive Lubricants
click here to read in PDF Format: Lubricants News September 2012- Environmentally Friendly Lubricants
Environmentally Sensitive Lubricants
BioBlend offers a complete family of high performance lubricants
BioBlend’s line of biodegradable and biobased lubricants provides ecologically friendly solutions for many of your tough lubricating challenges.
BioBlend MPO Biodegradable Multi-Purpose Oil is a readily biodegradable, biobased, multipurpose lubricant designed for commercial, household, and general lubrication applications. BioBlend MPO meets the guidelines for an H1 product for incidental food contact.
BioBlend PO Biodegradable Penetrating Oil is an excellent penetrating oil and general purpose lubricant formulated from readily biodegradable, renewable resource, base stocks and additives. BioBlend PO offers excellent penetrating and loosening of frozen, rusted or stuck components. Dissolves dirt, grease and debris, while leaving a light lubricating film which helps prevent corrosion.
BioFlo AW Biodegradable Anti-Wear Hydraulic Fluid is formulated from readily biodegradable, high lubricity base oils coupled with nontoxic anti-wear and anti-corrosion additives. BioFlo AW reduces operating temperatures, friction and component wear in mobile and industrial hydraulics. Excellent thermal and oxidative stability assure superior service life with minimal viscosity change over a broad range of operating temperatures. Available in ISO grades 32, 46 and 68.
Foodstream BioFlo FG Biodegradable Food Grade is a readily biodegradable, high-pressure, anti-wear, hydraulic fluid for the food processing industry. BioFlo FG meets the guidelines for an H1 product for incidental food contact. Excellent lubricity and temperature stability provide efficient power transfer and superior service life. Available in ISO grades 32 and 46.
BioFlo UTF Biodegradable Universal Tractor Fluid is a readily biodegradable, high lubricity fluid, formulated to meet the requirements for Universal Tractor/Transmission Oil (UTTO), drive train, and hydraulic fluid. Reduces operating temperatures and component wear in industrial and mobile hydraulic systems. Provides excellent thermal and oxidative stability with minimal viscosity change.
BioGrease DR Biodegradable Drill Rod Grease is the ideal environmentally friendly solution for drill rod applications. Formulated from high purity vegetable oils and thickened with very shear stable lithium soap. Contains the latest in ashless, environmentally friendly, rust and anti-wear technology. Provides rust protection not only while the rod is in service, but also for extended periods while the rod is in storage. BioGrease DR improves water resistance, pumpability, and adhesion to the rod in service while minimizing torque.
BioGrease HD Biodegradable Heavy Duty Grease is a readily biodegradable, non-toxic Lithium 12-OH Stearate grease that provides high film strength, withstands high temperatures, maintains excellent stability, and extends lubricant life. BioGrease HD features high load-carrying capabilities and anti-wear characteristics with low water washout properties. Designed for heavy-duty use in industrial, mobile, and marine applications. Available in NLGI grades 1 and 2.
BioLube RD Biodegradable Heavy Duty Rock Drill Fluid is readily biodegradable, heavy duty drill lubricant for pneumatic tools, down-hole and surface drilling equipment. Natural polarity and tackiness additive allows the lubricant to adhere to tooling surfaces, reducing corrosion and wear in the presence of compressed air. Wear reduction greatly reduces premature bit shanking and lowers operating costs.
If you buy motor oil, you probably get frustrated sometimes with all the specifications and constant updates to product info... "Do I need a CI-4 a CJ-4 -whats the difference anyways? I know I need 15w40, but why? What is that anyways?"
API stands for American Petroleum Institute, a "national trade group representing all aspects of the oil and gas industries" according to their website .(As an aside their website www.api.org is a great resource for learning about current issues in energy and their impact). Anyway, API certifies that oils meet the requirements set forth by vehicle manufacturers through testing and sampling, etc.
You should ALWAYS DEMAND API Certified product!
The specific symbols and letters on API specs can be a little confusing, so I thought I'd link up a pretty good guide that gives an overview of what info you need to look for and what it means. You can get the guide online By Clicking Here
Did you know we stock BioBlend lubricants? Environmentally friendly lubricants for the environmentally friendly contractor.
BioBlend is all about vegetable based, readily biodegradeable fluids. These products are ideal for golf courses, marinas, trash companies, and contractors working near water.
Call now and get 5% off your first BioBlend order! Just mention Lube Updates when you order!
- Two-Cycle Oil
- Universal Tractor fluid
Here are the specs for these BioBlend Products:
BioBlend AW Hydraulic Oils
BioBlend 2 Cycle
BioBlend EP2 Grease
BioFlow Universal Tractor Fluid
(For the Specs and MSDS on the full line of lubricants we carry, click here: Spec Sheets and MSDS )
Dennis K Burke's Lube division is excited to announce that Jim Daigneault and Chris Smith have been promoted to Account Managers.
Jim will be handling Middlesex and Worcester Counties
Chris will be handling Suffolk and Essex Counties.
(Rich Ahern will continue to be the Account Manager for the South Shore, Cape, and Rhode Island, and I will continue to Manage NH, ME and Western MA)
Please Join us in congratulating Chris and Jim, and feel free to contact them to discuss any of your lubricant needs!