Cummins made news on Wednesday when it for the first time ever officially endorsed and recommended two Power Service products—Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement +Cetane Boost—for use in its diesel engines.
Cummins says the announcement comes after significant internal testing concluded both products meet Cummins requirements.
“In recent years diesel fuel quality has become increasingly important as engines evolve and the diesel fuel manufacturing processes change. The Power Service Diesel Kleen and Diesel Fuel Supplement additives provide easily accessible solutions with proven technology to customers in the field when they encounter challenges with their fuel such as poor lubricity, low cetane numbers, low temperature operability issues, injector deposits, etc.,” says Roger England, Cummins’ director of Technical Quality and Materials Engineering. “Cummins is in a unique position in that we design not only the engine but also the turbochargers, fuel system, and after treatment systems, which enables us to fully leverage the Power Service diesel fuel additive technologies.”
With the advancement of diesel engine technology and to fully realize the benefits of today’s cleaner burning fuels, using Power Service Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost as a year-round performance enhancer cleans dirty injectors, prevents injector sticking, smooths rough-running engines, and can improve fuel economy. This all translates into maximizing overall engine performance, Cummins says.
Diesel Fuel Supplement +Cetane Boost, recommended for use in winter months when temperatures drop below +30F, is a winterizer/anti-gel used to prevent fuel gelling and keep fuel-filters from plugging with ice and wax. When temperatures drop, Cummins says paraffin (wax) in Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel fuel (ULSD) will gel, stopping fuel from flowing through the engine and water in the fuel can freeze on the facings of fuel-filters, blocking fuel flow. This formula provides trouble-free winter operation for diesel fuel, the company adds.
“This partnership allows Cummins to leverage Power Service’s wide distribution network and industry leading technology to make diesel fuel solutions more accessible to our customers,” says Gary Ross, director of Global Mining Business, Cummins Filtration.
“When Cummins and Power Service began to discuss the endorsement partnership, it was a culmination of 60 years of hard work and dedication toward developing the most consistent and effective diesel additives on the market,” adds President of Power Service Products Ed Kramer. “This partnership is a confirmation of Power Service’s continued commitment to our customers and to the entire industry.”