To address the rising cost of energy and protect capital investment in construction equipment and/or trucks, Tracey Road Equipment is now offering Boron CLS Bond products. The products improve fuel efficiency; reduce friction, heat, wear and corrosion in engines and industrial equipment; and extend engine and machine life, according to the manufacturer.
Incorporating technology discovered by the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Labs, Boron CLS Bond is the key ingredient in the MotorSilk and LubriSilk line of engine lubricants and treatments, equipment lubricants, and greases.
Prior to the development of Boron CLS Bond, lubricant additives contained graphite, chorine, molybdenum, sulfonates and zinc/phosphorus compounds that did not chemically bond to metal surfaces, and were either toxic or produced toxic by-products and/or corrosive acids. Boron CLS Bond’s use of biodegradable hydrogen orthoborate (boric acid), allows it to meet the most stringent government standards and mandates worldwide.
According to Pat Desert, director of University of Oakland’s Product Development and Manufacturing Center, major improvements in lubrication technology only come along every 25 to 30 years and ALT’s Boron CLS Bond is an improvement of this magnitude.
“We have subjected Boron CLS Bond to rigorous field and laboratory testing by some of the nation’s leading independent testing authorities,” said Tom Foscue, chairman of ALT (Manufacturer). “Test results from Herguth Labs and the Product Development Center at the University of Oakland indicate that our new lubrication technology can be a superior replacement for environmentally unfriendly, extreme-pressure and friction reduction additives.”
Analyses from independent laboratory testing substantiate that Boron CLS Bond provides numerous benefits including: increased mechanical efficiency, decreased equipment downtime, extended life, increased fuel efficiency (5 to 20 percent), reduced mechanical wear (up to 80 percent), increased engine efficiency, reduced friction (up to 85 percent), reduced friction-related heat (20 to 40 percent), and lower exhaust emissions (combined urban and highway up to 35 percent). Numerous field tests with state Department’s of Transportation, construction companies and commercial fleets consistently show average improvements in fuel economy in the range of 10 to 20 percent.
MotorSilk Engine treatment and fuel treatment are the only lubricants ISO 14064 process compliant to receive carbon credits for reducing greenhouse emissions, according to the company.
How Boron CLS Bond Works
In practical application, the Boron CLS Bond technology chemically seals the host metal surfaces with a metallic boroxide to prevent corrosion of the metal and metal induced oxidative breakdown of the fluid lubricant. Bound to this boroxide seal is a 200 nanometer thick layer of near frictionless crystalline boric acid platelets that create a solid boundary layer lubricant. This extreme low friction boundary layer works synergistically with the lubricant delivery and/or dispersal vehicle (ex. motor oil, automatic transmission fluid, gear oil, etc.), improving the performance of the fluid lubricant. The crystalline platelets chemically react with metal to create a nearly permanent, self-replenishing, lubricant on virtually any metal surface. The boroxide coating is covalently bound to the metal surfaces and molecules in each platelet have strong macromolecular bonds, giving the boundary layer the equivalent of 85 percent of the hardness of diamonds.
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