MAKES PETRON PLUSTM
FORMULA 7 UNIQUE
First of all, the waste of resources resulting from
high friction and wear were estimated at $194 Billion Dollars by Dr. E.
Rabinowicz, of MIT in the United States alone, and well over $5 Billion
Dollars by the National Research Council's Associate Committee on Tribology
in Canada. The potential savings
offered by improved lubrication and a better understanding of the science
of tribology are correspondingly great.
Is it any wonder that the lubrication of machinery never receives
much consideration and when a serious problem does occur, most people tend
to blame it on the lubricant itself, instead of learning how to recognize
the root cause of the problem.
These shortcomings in the understanding of
lubricants and lubrication have lead many maintenance specialists to make
incorrect and costly assumptions about lubricants and their
application. Furthermore, executive
officers around the world are full of bright ideas, as well as meaningful
engineers and managers who treat the aspect of correct lubrication and the
application of proper tribological techniques, as either unnecessary, too
costly, or both.
These same people mistakenly assume that the
consequences of friction and wear are "normal" and refuse to take
advantage of the huge savings and improved machinery reliability which
could be achieved with the proper lubricants, understanding tribology, and
paying more attention to the problems related to friction, and wear.
The word "Tribology" was introduced in the
1960's to mean the "science and technology of the wear of interacting
surfaces in relative motion and associated subjects and
effectively coordinates many technical disciplines, such as chemistry,
metallurgy, machine design, lubrication engineering, etc., for solving
friction and wear problems.
The main cause of wear in engines and other
lubricated systems is abrasion and oil contamination. It is ironic that while engineers and
tradesmen are taught how to design, build, or repair equipment, few are
taught an understanding of the inter-relationship between friction, wear and
lubrication and how to reduce the problems associated with these aspects of
The above brings us to Petron
PlusTM Formula 7 Products. For
over thirty-four (34) years, Petron PlusTM Formula
7 Products have been markets and provided (through distributors) to the agricultural, aviation,
aerospace, city/states agencies, food/drug mfg., hospitals, hotels/motels
& commercial properties, industrial plants, commercial, mining/quarries
& cement plants, automotive mfg., industrial fleet, Motorsports race
teams, metalworking facilities, oil companies & refineries, pulp &
paper mfg., power plants, printing & publishing, recreation operations,
steel/metal operations, transportation operations, university &
schools, military and government applications around the world.
Today Petron PlusTM Formula 7 has over 450 products with
1,450 sku (part numbers) numbers.
They range from finished synthetic, non-synthetic and partial
synthetic motor oils, ATF's, automotive gear oils, industrial gear oils, hydraulic
fluids, compressor oils, natural gas engine oils, automotive a/c lubes,
turbine oils, refrigeration oils, natural gas compressor oils, aerosol
products, greases, metalworking fluids, to gasoline additives, diesel fuel
additives, industrial cleaning products, and automotive and fleet cooling
systems cleaners and corrosion inhibitors & treatments. We have a full fine of biodegradable
products. Over fifty (50) of these
products have H-1 and H-2 food grade approval by USDA, NSF and/or Kosher approved. Plus a product line that meets certain Military Specifications.
Petron PlusTM Formula 7 is not an oil
additive, nor a replacement petroleum product, but a patented new package of
high-tech petroleum and synthetic constituents chemically bonded together
in a patented new process to form a totally new EP ingredient, The
Formula 7 products are formulated for each individual type of application
(engine oils, automatic transmissions, gear boxes, compressors,
refrigeration systems, metalworking, etc. (not a one product does-all like
some other companies market) which may easily be blended in small
proportions into virtually any standard lubricant currently available.
The Petron PlusTM molecules are very small, 0.1 micron
in size (a human hair is 50 microns).
If you could imagine for a moment ...Solid additives (i.e., PTFE,
Teflon® (a registered trademark of DuPont), Moly,
Graphite, etc.) are 2 to 10 microns in size. This would be how a beach ball would compare to a golf
Bearing on the right was protected with major brand EP lubricant during
Timken test. When Petron
PlusTM Formula 7 technology was added to the
EP lubricant the bearing on the left showed minimal surface breakdown
at three (3) times the weight.
the weight where the EP lubricant stopped the Timken tester, the Timken tester could be
turned on-and-off with a full load on it with the PlusTM Formula 7 added, and showed no increase in amp’s, then with three (3) times
the weight it showed only a slight increase in amp’s.
Teflonâ (registered Trademark
of DuPont) Petron Plus Formula 7
Micrographs show material structures of Molybdenum Disulfide, Graphite,
Teflon/PTFE, and Petron PlusTM Formula 7. The solid products are 2 to 10 microns in size; Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Nano
Monomolecular technology is 0.1 micron in size.
When Petron PlusTM Formula 7 is added to an existing lubricant,
tiny molecules (less than 1 micron in diameter) are carried directly to the
friction face. Because the
molecules are very small, 0.1 in size (a human hair is 50 microns). Solid additives (i.e., PTFE, Teflon (a
registered trademark of DuPont), Moly, Graphite, etc.) are 2 to 10 microns
in size. The Petron PlusTM Formula 7 technology is
much the size of a cold virus, and in that conjunction can’t be stopped.
the molecules reach the friction face, they are attracted to the surface,
thereby reducing friction, wear and drag..
The Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Nano
Monomolecular technology contains none of the common EP agents such as molybdenum disulfide (Moly),
graphite, Teflon, or PTFE resins, copper, lead, silver, or other metals,
nor other previously used EP agents.
It doesn’t contain Carbon Tetrachloride, 1,1,1, Trichloroethane, or
Chlorinated Paraffin, or Chlorinated Solvents or any other harmful solvent.
The Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Nano
Monomolecular lubricant technology is about to revolutionize the design
and performance of wear components, thanks to the extremely high shear strength
of the re-engineered hydrocarbon.
there, intermolecular force pulls the molecules to the surface where they cluster
to fill in any pores or roughness.
The remaining areas are covered by a layer less than one molecule
deep, hence the term Nano Monomolecular.
The intense shear strength of these
microscopic layers provides outstanding smooth running and reduced friction
characteristics, under the most demanding conditions even the most advanced
EP lubricants fail to meet. To
dispel fear that this new technology is just another ‘snake oil’, the most
demanding tests have been used, and are still used when testing these
PETRON PLUSTM Contains NO
or PTFE RESINS (like Slick-50, T-Plus, etc.), GRAPHITE, MOLYBDENUM
DISULFIDE (MOLY), COPPER, LEAD,
SILVER or other metals, nor other previously used EP agents, PETRON PLUSTM DOESN'T Contain CARBON TETRACHLORIDE, 1,1,1,
TRICHLOROETHANE, or CHLORINATED PARAFFINS (like Prolong, Dura-Lube, Energy
Release, etc.) or CHLORINATED SOLVENTS or any other harmful solvents.
Application areas in the industrial sector
includes; high power density hydraulic systems, gear boxes in mining,
automotive, commercial vehicles to the largest gear boxes in the world;
mining, construction and manufacturing plants and agricultural equipment;
all types of engines from gasoline, diesel, propane to marine engines; as
well as chains, bearings and other types of mechanized systems, including
major cities, states, and the US government; A test conducted inside the
Tsingtao City Development Zone’s bus company, selected five big buses and
added the new technology to the buses.
Following strict experimental standards the test allowed no
adjustments to the buses. The
results showed “Fuel consumption went from 15 liters before the Petron
7 Products were added
down to 12.14 liters after the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Products were added. This was a fuel consumption drop of 19%. Five buses following the same testing
procedures and had an average fuel savings of 16.2% and the operating conditions
improved dramatically. Engine noise was cut down; lube
oil consumption dropped 50% and emissions dropped significantly.” In another test in a similar experiment using
a Toyota car, the results they observed showed a “25 liter savings in
in a drive from Shengyang to Dailin.”
That was a savings of 17.9%.
In applications like these in China, US, and
some of the largest companies in Europe, the new technology has routinely
resulted in improved performance such as 15-20 percent reduction in
temperature, 10-20 percent reduction in power consumption, up to 10 percent
reduction in operating noise and up to 50 percent increase in maintenance
European tractor manufacture saw between a 10% to 24% reduction in power on a paint shop conveyor after the Petron
7 Product was applied to the
conveyor chain links, lubrication went from once a week to every two weeks. An Automotive Exhaust Manufacture in South
Wales saved £67,401.60 (pounds not dollars) in one year by applying a Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Products to a Cam Follower Bearings in a Silencer Box End
Seamer. The Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Product had extended the bearing
life from one month to three months without failure. A major grain company in the United
States reported a 16% reduction in amp load, and saw a temperature drop after a Petron
7 Products was added to
an elevator gearbox that was over-heating.
cement plant in the mid-west region of the U.S. relates its first
application of one of the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Product when they had a major
failure of its #2 trunnion bearing.
The trunnion shaft was badly cut, the plant manger reported. They had been planning a winter outage,
but it was not scheduled until March.
The trunnion changout would take several days. They took a change. He had the failed bearing replaced, and
left the trunnion, which weights about 50 tons, in place. At which time they added Petron
7 Transmission &
Gearbox Supplement (T&GB) to the high-pressure lube system. The trunnion bearing lasted
until the scheduled outage. The plant manager stated: “you probably can’t
fathom how significant that was, because the scored trunnion shaft and
bearing probably wouldn’t normally have held up for more than several hours
of operation.” When they dismantled the trunnion
assembly, a representative from manufacture was present. He couldn’t believe what he saw. The bearing under the scored
shaft did not have a mark on it.
plant maintenance supervisor reported that they have many Falk gearboxes
operating in very dusty environment.
Temperatures can vary considerably from very cool to very hot. He said; they have found that the Petron
7 T&GB improves gear
lubrication, smoothes everything out, and helps us to avoid problems.
example, a large Falk gearbox, which drives a roll grinding mill, is about
30 feet long, 14 feet wide and holds 1,050 gallons of gear oil. They filled the gearbox with a mixture
of 85% regular gear oil and 15% of one of the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 T&GB . Almost immediately they saw a decrease in amperage, and
they saved energy, plus the unit’s overall smoothness had improved. Similarly, a critical conveyor is equipped
with another large Falk gearbox.
Before using the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 T&GB, they were having bearing
or a gear problem every two years. Since they began adding the T&GB supplements, all their annual
inspections have checked out fine. The
inspection is performed by the gearbox manufacture with the cement company
In another example, they had a mechanical
problem with a gearbox that had been in the plant for a number of
years. It had lost an upper thrust
bearing and damaged the boiler box.
When the company went on to a refit, it saw a significant decrease in
amperage when the gearbox ran on oil and one of the Petron PlusTM Formula
T&GB Supplement mixture, even though the mechanical work was incomplete. The improvement in performance was even
greater once the unit had been repaired.
result of this experience, they decided to use the Petron PlusTM Formula
T&GB Supplement in every critical gearbox, and since they are a
seven-day-a-week, 365 day-a-year operations, and shut down only for
emergencies, this practice has helped them avoid unnecessary downtime.
have also used the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 T&GB on their rotary kiln. The kiln is about 14-½ feet in diameter
and 350 feet long, making it among the largest pieces of moving equipment
used in any manufacturing operation.
To thoroughly expose the raw materials to the high temperatures, the
kiln rotates at approximately 120-130 revolutions per hour. The rotary kiln rests on three main
piers, with two bearings at each pier supporting the kiln as it rotates. The supports at piers 1 and 2 are 21”
diameter shelves running in 21” bearings.
Pier 2 is a 26” shelf running in a 26” bearing. All the bearings are heavily loaded as
the raw material moves slowly through the kiln.
bearings are inspected on an annual basis. They have seen an improved finish on the brass bearing surface and the
shaft since they began using the Petron
PlusTM Formula 7 T&GB.
The thrust plates are cleaner and better polished, and the overall
bearing condition has improved.
mill I.D. fan is another application.
This fan ran with a slightly scored shaft and pulled babbit for two
months after maintenance personnel made an emergency application of the Petron PlusTM Formula
Product into the lube system to try and hold off further deterioration and
a sudden unscheduled shutdown. At a programmed time, the bearing was
changed and the shaft left in place.
The shaft was found to be sooth and undamaged from the day that the
oil had been fortified with the supplement.
also found one of the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 T&GB to be a great benefit to the
plant’s clinker production and cooling operation. In the production process, a mixture of finely ground
limestone, clay and gypsum, heated to about 2700°F, emerges as clinker and
drops into a cooler, where it is cooled by a series of eight induced draft
fans. An automated lubricating
system feeds grease to the 2 fan bearings at preset intervals. The bearings are expensive; however, the
cost of the bearings failure and replacement is only part of the
problem. Any time that a bearing fails
it shuts down the main clinker production line. As a result, cost reduction is less a matter of bearing replacement
than it is of reducing the amount of downtime.
they began using one of the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 T&GB on their cooler fans and
bearings, the replacement rate has dropped by at least 50%”, their maintenance
supervisor reported. “We had a record of years of
bearing replacement, so that when we changed the lubricant and the bearing
replacement rate declined, the improvement was obvious.”
automotive racing world the reports have been just as dramatic. One race team reported a four
4%) percent increase in horse power from 1,290 H.P. to 1,340 to 1,340 H.P.
on a dyno test after one of the Petron
PlusTM Formula 7 Product was added to the
engine oil, this was
done after they had made
all their adjustments and settings.
The above picture resembles the metal
surfaces in an engine. Solids only
protect your engine on minimum levels.
The Petron Plus Formula 7 technology literally impregnates the metal
surfaces of your engine, the same holds true when applied to gear oils in
gearboxes, and hydraulic fluids, etc.
highly respected independent research and testing laboratory in San Antonio,
Texas, regularly conducts competitive performance tests on the Petron Plus Formula 7 products.
test are the most stringent for a products of this type, and consistent
results demonstrate that they exceed the performance of all competitors and
significantly enhanced the performance characteristics of the high quality
the price of crude oil a few months ago over one hundred forty US dollars
per barrel, the price of chemicals and lubricants surely will be
affected. But, with quality and
high productivity back in style in the US, manufacturers cannot afford to
slow down or shut down for the lack of adequate chemicals or
lubricants. Neither can they stand
to lose any chance of a competitive edge over growing foreign industries.
7 Products helps reduce
emission, smog, thereby keeps the environment cleaner.
The Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Products helps to reduces
maintenance downtime, labor, and parts replacement costs.
Helps to increase overall efficiency and productivity of operating
equipment. It also increases the life of
the base lubricant thereby decreases drain intervals.
Most users realize immediate multiple benefits
when the Petron PlusTM
Formula 7 Products are
introduced into a broad range of machinery, equipment, or vehicle
- Helps substantial to increase
equipment-operating life, with consistent "like new" performance.
- Helps to decrease energy or fuel
required for normal equipment operation.
- Helps to increase horsepower and
performance output, even under high load, high performance demands.
- Helps to decrease operating
temperatures in gearboxes, bearing housing and engines.
- Helps to keep lubricant
contamination in suspension, thereby increasing lubricant life.
- Helps increase the ability of
base lubricants to prevent rust and corrosion, resist oxidation.
- Helps reduce emissions, smog,
thereby keeping the environment cleaner.
- Helps to significantly reduce
maintenance downtime, labor, and parts replacement costs.
- Helps to increase overall
efficiency and productivity of operating equipment.
- Helps to increase base lubricant
life, thereby decrease drain intervals.
- Helps to increase profitability
for plants operating the equipment and utilizing Petron Plus Products.
To stay competitive, fleets, and
industries must look to both the oil giants of the world and to small,
specialty lubricant, additive and/or chemical manufacturers for solutions
to their needs. Old-line additive
manufactures--as well as newer companies--must focus their total resources
on the research, development and implementation of proprietary chemical
packages. They must address issues
concerning additives, metal treatments, lubrication, and fuel supplements
that are designed specifically for future fleet, and industrial
The world’s “new-generation” of lubricants, and fuel-additive packages are
already here and are available in supplements, or already blended into
fully formulated lubricants.
They range from fully-formulated synthetic,
non-synthetic and partial synthetic motor oils, ATF's, automotive gear oils,
industrial gear oils, hydraulic fluids, compressor oils, natural gas engine
oils, automotive a/c lubes, turbine oils, refrigeration oils, natural gas
compressor oils, aerosol products, greases, metalworking fluids, to EPA
registered gasoline additives and diesel fuel additives, industrial
cleaning products, and automotive and fleet cooling systems cleaners and
corrosion inhibitors & treatments. Some of these products have H-1 and
H-2 food grade approval by USDA and NSF.
The company also has a product line that meets certain Military
Specifications. As well as a full
range of Bio-Degradable products, to our Petron PlusTM Formula
7 line of Supplement
We hope this information helps. Should you have any
questions or require specific information about any of our products,
please, do not hesitate to call our Product and Service Center Hotline at
620/663-1800, or you may write to me at the address shown above, or you may
fax me at 620/663-8560.
Thank you for your consideration in Petron
Formula 7, Petronomics® Formula 7 and PPX products, and your
obvious concern for quality lubricants
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