Fuel Economy Results in China
Fuel economy improved by an impressive 3.71% using Innospec’s high performance diesel additive
An independent trial took place in China to look at the potential benefits of adding a high-performance fuel additive to standard diesel fuel. A series of commissioned tests provided local data on the benefits of using Innospec’s high performance fuel additive ECOCLEANTM.
The trial was under the direction of the Research Institute of Petroleum Processing at the National Automotive Quality Supervision and Inspection Center in Tongzhou, Beijing. Following test protocol GB/T 12545.2, a standard Jiefang heavy duty truck carrying an 18,000 kg load was driven at different constant speeds. This was done first using China’s National VI standard diesel with no additive before repeating the test using the standard diesel treated with ECOCLEANTM.
Innospec’s technical team were able to demonstrate an average fuel saving of 3.71% attributable to the use of ECOCLEANTM. This saving was consistently achieved over a range of speed points, during typical truck operation. The overall saving reported is an average of the fuel economy measured across these different speed points. In real terms this means the typical fuel consumption for a heavy duty truck of 32 litres, per 100 km means that 32,000 litres of fuel will be consumed over 100,000 km. Using ECOCLEANTM, a truck would save approximately 1,187 litres of fuel over that 100,000 km distance or gain an extra 3,710 km for the same fuel volume compared with using an untreated fuel.
Innospec’s Ramzi Jouaneh said: “We often work in partnership with our customers to gather application specific data. This is all part and parcel of our customer service ethos. Our initial results on fuel economy that we identified in the China trial blew everyone away, 3.71% is a significant reduction. On the back of this success there is now more work to do, so the project is still ongoing.”