LUBRICANTS TO KEEP BUSINESSES RUNNING SMOOTHLY
Sun Coast Resources, Inc. is a 1st SOURCE Elite Chevron Lubrication Marketer serving customers throughout the continental United States. With top quality Chevron Lubricants for every application and strategic partnerships with other top lubricant manufacturers, Sun Coast and its partners can meet all your lubrication needs.
CERTIFIED LUBRICATION SPECIALISTS
CLS certification recognizes those individuals who possess current knowledge of lubrication fundamentals and theory and are well-versed in the following areas:
- Lubricant Manufacturing
- Fluid Conditioning
- Storage, Handling and Application of Lubricants
- Monitoring and Reducing Consumption of Lubricants
Sun Coast’s Certified Lubrication Specialists can assist you to:
- Evaluate and select the proper lubricants for any application.
- Identify which companies and products can be used interchangeably in a cost-effective manner.
- Train lubricators and assemble work lists for them to use. Establish lube frequencies on all equipment. Design or modify all types of lubricant dispensing systems.
- Develop and implement Quality Assurance and Used Lubricant analysis programs.
- Consolidate lubricant inventories to the fewest possible products.
CHEVRON ISOCLEAN PROGRAM
The journey from plant to customer presents many opportunities for lubricants to pick up contaminants. While these contaminants are small in size they can have a big impact on your equipment performance and reliability. OEM’s are being pushed to create equipment designs that reduce emissions and fuel consumption. These new designs have very precise tolerances and higher system pressures resulting in higher oil cleanliness standards.
Sun Coast is a proud marketer of Chevron’s ISOCLEAN Program that provides both products and services for a proactive approach to achieve lubrication excellence.
ISOCLEAN Lubricant Products
- Heavy Duty Engine Oils
- Hydraulic Fluids
- Gear Lubricants
- Transmission Fluids
- Natural Gas Engine Oils
- Compressor Oils
- Turbine Oils
- Paper Machine Oils
ISOCLEAN Lubricant Services
- Fluid Filtration & Dehydration
- On-Site Purification
- Varnish Removal/Mitigation
- Reservoir & Tank Decontamination
- High-Velocity Oil Flushing
- System Decontamination
- Condition Monitoring & System Audits
Considering that the number one cause of lubricant-related failures in equipment is contaminant particles, the ISOCLEAN Calculator is crucial in helping you understand your specific challenges and how to overcome unique obstacles for maximum efficiency.
This simple three-step process collects all the relevant information of your industry, equipment type, components and the conditions that are necessary to the lubricants used in your operations. Based on the data selected, the ISOCLEAN Calculator creates a customized report comparing the target ISO Cleanliness Code to the current one with visuals of the magnified patch samples of each, and compares the current lifespan of the equipment with the possible lifespan that Chevron’s ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants can achieve.
Need help with selecting your hydraulic fluids? Click the above banner to participate in a personalized interactive video that will go over how Chevron premium products can address your business’s challenges and goals.
What is PC-11?
PC-11 is the next generation of heavy duty engine oil that will focus on increasing fuel economy, extending drain intervals and maintaining wear control at low viscosity grades. This new category will replace the API CJ-4 oils with two offerings: API CK-4 (PC-11a) and API FA-4 (PC-11b).
Why Is This Change Happening?
In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) announced regulations designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) and mandate fuel economy improvements for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. These stricter regulations start in 2017 with commercial introduction of PC-11 beginning in December 2016.
How are OEMs Adjusting?
OEMs are currently developing new engine designs with these new CO2 and fuel economy regulations in mind. Some of the changes they are making include diesel engine downsizing, down-speeding and advanced combustion design. They are also testing new materials and coatings that will resist wear and reduce internal debris. The reduction of this debris will allow engines to accommodate oil with lower viscosity, resulting in better fuel efficiency.
Why Is the Type of Oil Important?
Diesel engine oils will enable these new engine hardware designs, provide increased fuel economy through lighter viscosity grade and improve engine durability with new advanced additive chemistry and base oil selection.
What is the difference in PC-11 API CK-4 and API FA-4?
- API CK-4 (PC-11a) – normal HT/HS viscosity oil that is fully backwards compatible with new and older engines using API CJ-4 oils.
- API FA-4 (PC-11b) – lower HT/HS viscosity oil that is not backward compatible for new 2016 diesel engines that maximizes fuel economy at lower viscosity grades.
Mixed fleets with gas and diesel engines should look for the API CK-4/SN or API FA-4/SN designation that indicates it is approved for both engine types.
How Does This Change Effect My Business?
On-road truck OEMs and manufactures can adopt PC-11B to gain incremental fuel economy performance. By 2017-2018, most North American OEMs will be factory filling their units with PC-11B oils. Switching your oil to PC-11 is a solution that can be quickly implemented and has an immediate impact on your entire fleet’s fuel economy. No new filters will need to be used but you will need to change your filter at every oil drain.
For more information, visit PC-11 Explained.