Winter Additive Options

Posted by John Presti on Oct 25, 2013 2:55:00 AM

It's getting cold out there! 
Now is a good time to revisit the topic of winter fuel and fuel additives. Very few things are more critical than ensuring your fleets winter operability.
There are a lot of options out there, from Kero blending to different types of Additives. We've seen a lot of people have loyalty to the Valvtect Diesel Guard Winter Additive. The video below gives you a good amount of info on the product - if you're weighing out additive options for the winter season, it's worth a look. 
 
 
 
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Topics: winter additives, Valvtect, Additives

Lubricants News: Don't Let the Cold Slow You Down

Posted by John Presti on Mar 1, 2013 2:06:00 PM

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%.

 

Anti-Gel Deicer bottle
   

* 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.

O-Thaw bottle 

* 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

 Diesel Gaurd logo

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.  

 

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Topics: winter additives, Lubricants, Valvtect

Fall Lubricants Pricing Specials for 2012

Posted by John Presti on Aug 27, 2012 1:00:00 PM

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.

citgard 700

We're also offering deals on Valvtect, Diesel Fuel Supplement, Two Cycle Oil, SAE 30, SAE 40, and Oil Eater Products.

    Oil Eater product line          Power Service Diesel Additives logo       Valvtect logo

To view our fall pricing specials, click the following link: 

Dont forget - until September rolls on in, you can still save 5% off your entire Bioblend order for first time Bioblend customers!

Various containers of Bioblend with the bioblend logo

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 protected] to ask a question, or place an order.

Enjoy these last days of beautiful New England summer weather!

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Topics: winter additives, Oil Eater, Marinas, Lubricants, Lube Sales, Specialty Oils, Power Service, BioBlend

The Weather outside is frightful! Is your fleet ready?

Posted by John Presti on Jan 3, 2012 3:37:00 PM

Hey, where’s the snow? And where is the cold New England weather? This time last year, it seems a week didn’t go by without dumping a foot or two of snow.

Is your fleet ready for winter? 

Preparation is very important during the winter months. Our fleets have to be running as efficiently in the winter as they do in the summer. Checking tire pressures, double-checking your walk arounds, and keeping your windshield wash full, are all key steps in starting to have a safe day.

 What about fuel additives? If you’re not buying winterized diesel, you might want to keep plenty of anti-gel (pro­active) and thaw fluid (re-active) in your inventory for any freeze-ups that could occur. You should always check with your fuel provider what the fuel’s cloud point is at the time of purchase.

 

Key Terms for Winter Fuel

 Cloud point

All diesel fuel and heating oil contain wax, which contributes to the fuel's lubricity characteristics.

 Cloud Point is the temperature at which wax crystals in the fuel begin to form. The fuel becomes visually cloudy.

 

CFPP

Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP) is the temperature at which wax crystals in the fuel will start plugging up a fuel filter.

Pour Point

Pour Point is the temperature at which the fuel starts to become a semi-solid and loses its ability to flow or pour.

 

Dennis K Burke is one of the leading distributors for winterized products, such as kerosene, fuel additives, cold-weather hydraulic oil, and windshield wash. Need help choosing the right product? Contact me at (857) 241-9678 or [email protected]

 

 

From Our Staff to Yours . . .

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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Topics: winter additives, winter diesel