Tough Testing - Oxidation Control

What is oxidation? Oxidation – a chemical reaction of oil with oxygen (from air) – significantly degrades and thickens lubricants over time. It is accelerated by high stress operation conditions such as high temperatures. Oxidation control is becoming increasingly important, as advanced heavy duty engines are designed to run hotter in the drive for higher performance and efficiency.

Why does it matter? Oxidation leads to increasing oil viscosity and deposit formation, which results in reduced ability to flow, thus decreasing engine protection and negatively impacting engine fuel efficiency.

How the new DURON™ handles oxidation. We’re formulating DURON Next Generation with outstanding oxidation resistance, to make DURON highly resistant to degradation even under high stress conditions. That means outstanding wear protection, even in really hot-running engines.


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