It is well-known that any motor oil consists of a basic product enhanced with a package of functional additives. During use the additive components gradually wear out, increasing the load on the basic oil. This is the reason why the service life and quality of the finished product depend on the quality of the basic oil.
Considering the conventional understanding of their application, and affected by the constant increase in technical requirements of lubricants, the well-known groups of basic petroleum oils can no longer fully comply with the increasing demands on them, as they have limitations defined by their chemical composition, this, in turn, depending on many factors including the place of extraction.
This aspect prompted our chemists to develop a unique technology that largely solves the current problems and requirements of lubricating materials. This process has been tested and modified over recent years. Now complete, this technology has been named NEOTEL. It involves the hi-tech synthesis of a basic material from those of different manufacturers, using a variety of lubricant types to achieve performance characteristics providing the main functionality of the basic oil, even before blending it with individually selected additive components.
Advanced combinations of additive components from leading US manufacturers enhance the properties of the unique basis of DETROIL products providing for individual specifications and mandatory compliance with the current valid standards and requirements of the leading manufacturers in every industry.
- Homogeneous molecular structure of the base oil
- A lubricant film resistant to mechanical, chemical and thermal degradation
- Stability of lubricant viscosity rating in different operation modes
- Extreme thermal oxidation stability preventing lacquer development
- Excellent dewaxing properties of the base oil
- Low NOACK volatility value to comply with the most advanced specifications
Proven advantages of NEOTEL technology
All the critical parameters of the lubricant are monitored during testing. The process is divided into stages. Upon completion of each stage, analysis of the tested product is performed and a pattern of dynamic changes is defined in independent certified laboratories. Tests are performed until the maximum recommended service life of the lubricant.
An example of the effects that the application of NEOTEL technology can have on the qualitative characteristics of an engine oil is provided below, in the results of one of the latest DETROIL product performance tests.
Tested product: DETROIL SAE 10W-40 API SL/CF
Car brand/model: RENAULT LOGAN
Year of manufacture: 2005
Engine type/horsepower/Type: Petrol-powered/86/Automobile DACIA K-7M 710
Service interval (engine oil): 15,000 kilometers (normal driving conditions) / 7,500 kilometers (severe driving conditions)
Engine cc: 1598
Environmental standard: Euro 3
Fuel grade: Petrol 92 RON
Supply system: Port fuel injection (multiple-port)
Odometer reading in kilometers at the beginning of the tests: 134,253
Odometer reading in kilometers at the end of the tests: 145,149
Testing region: Russia, Kazakhstan
Operation conditions: severe, combined driving cycle (urban start-stop cycle + extra urban cycle)
It is sufficient to consider a few groups of parameters to define the state of the engine oil at the final testing stage:
- Wear factors
- Oil condition factors
Iron particles — presence in the oil indicates wear of the camshaft and cam followers.
Upon completion of tests representing a distance covered of over 10,000km the DETROIL oil had a value 12.5 times lower than the minimum acceptable value.
Aluminium — presence of this in the oil together with the iron particles indicates piston wear. If aluminium is present in the oil together with fuel, then such a situation indicates possible wash out of the oil film from the cylinder walls and accelerated wear.
Upon completion of tests over the distance of 10,000km DETROIL oil had a value 1.6 times lower than minimum acceptable value.
Molybdenum — from the metal coating of the piston rings (if not present as an additive). The molybdenum content is not subject to standardised values, but should be measured. The presence and content of molybdenum indicates wear of the piston rings.
DETROIL oil showed a negligible presence of this wear component, in fact, 3 times lower at the end of the 10,000km test than the minimum allowable.
A lack of tin, lead, and copper admixtures proves that there is no wear of the friction-type bearings of the crankshaft and camshaft. Therefore the oil film formed by DETROIL engine oil has a strong resistance to high-temperature shift. This fact indicates the effectiveness of the proprietary patented base-oil manufacturing technology of NEOTEL.
Engine oil condition.
One of the main groups of engine oil condition indicators includes its neutralising values, which are analysed in relation to the values of the fresh engine oil before the testing starts.
|Indicators of fresh oil sample DETROIL|
(total base number )
(total acid number )
Fresh DETROIL oil sample indicators Note:
- «Fresh» engine oil not including ‘recovered components’ has a small Total Acid Number (TAN) not exceeding 2 mgКОН/g of oil.
- The initial pH value for basic oils is said to be neutral, if the value is close to 7.0. A smaller value means more ‘acidic’ properties; a higher value means more alkaline properties
The Total Base Number (TBN) and Total Acid Number (TAN) — characterise the ‘neutralisation capacity’ of an engine oil, which is defined by both indicators. You can estimate the degree of engine oil oxidation by the dynamics of TBN decreasing and TAN increasing.
The sharper the decrease of the base number against the acid number growth, the worse the engine oil condition compared with that of fresh oil.
The deterioration dynamics of DETROIL oil show its excellent neutralising capability. The total base number decrease was just 11.8%, which is 20% lower than the forecast level, and 38% lower than the minimum allowable level. The initial neutral condition of the engine oil and sufficient reserve alkalinity at the time of test completion predicts an ability to last a further 2500km to 3000km.
The results of the tests carried out on DETROIL SAE 10W-40 API SL/CF engine oil showed its excellent behaviour against abrasion, and its outstanding neutralising performance in severe driving conditions. The distance covered by the end of testing was 11,896 kilometers, which is 58% higher than the allowable minimum oil-change distance under severe driving conditions.
Based on the performance test carried out on DETROIL production manufactured using the proprietary patented NEOTEL technology we can unequivocally assert that the products comply with all listed requirements of a lubricant, especially the main requirement of wear prevention.
The unique characteristics of DETROIL lubricants certainly place these products on the same quality level as those of the internationally acknowledged leaders in lubricant oil and grease manufacturing.
Our especially modest prices for hi-tech products allow car owners to make an optimum choice.
You get to choose, as always!