Valvoline is kicking up the capabilities of its engine oil solutions.
The company introduced Wednesday at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta its landmark Premium Blue One Solution 9200, an engine oil approved for use in natural gas, API CK-4 application diesel and API SN application gas fleet engines.
Valvoline says Premium Blue One Solution was initially developed as part of Valvoline’s close relationship with Cummins Westport (CWI), which has introduced a new series of low-emission engines. Through that partnership, Valvoline created an engine oil that is the recommended product for those Cummins engines — yet also may be used in engines from other manufacturers.
A product nearly three years in the making, Valvoline Technical Director Roger England says the reduction in soot found in today’s diesel engines and continuing idle habits in the diesel industry allowed for the development of the Premium Blue One Solution.
“Our customers have been very clear that a high-performance engine oil compatible with both mobile natural gas and diesel engines would be a critical benefit to their bottom line,” says Yemane Gessesse, CWI director of engineering. “From a technology standpoint, this a huge advancement in the engine oil industry.”
“While there were previously oils in the marketplace that could be used in diesel and gas engines, there was not one approved across all fuel types until now,” adds David Young, vice president of Valvoline Heavy Duty. “With this product, manufacturers across multiple engine types can be confident in the selection of Premium Blue One Solution to elevate performance and extend protection.”
Valvoline says the new Premium Blue One Solution features:
- Excellent high temperature oxidation resistance and TBN retention to support long oil life
- Outstanding wear protection
- Superior deposit protection compared to industry requirements
England describes the oil as a multi-faceted product that should become immediately valuable for fleet managers searching to simplify their purchasing needs.
“Garage owners and fleet owners can rest easy now because they know we have their back,” England says.
“The purpose of Premium Blue One Solution is to dramatically simplify the fill process for fleet managers, enabling one proven product to be used across a number of engine applications,” adds Young. “We’ve taken our innovation to the next step in terms of natural gas engine oil, bringing a new brand product to the marketplace.”