VANCOUVER, B.C. — Chevron has brought its new Delo 400 SD 15W-30 heavy-duty engine oil to Canada.
The oil is geared towards severe-duty applications and addresses major shifts in on- and off-highway applications, the company says.
“Whether north or south of the border, the increase in severe-duty operations is due to the same factors: changing driving habits on-highway, including shorter haul lengths, the growth in intermodal delivery, and more stop-and-go operations, while off-highway frequently cycles engines from load to no load,” said Rommel Atienza, brand manager Americas marketing with Chevron Products Company.
“In just a few months, our US customers leading the deployment of Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 have reported benefits in downtime and engine performance. Given the range of operating conditions that heavy duty must deal with in Canada, we expect to bring the same benefits to fleets here as well.”
Some of the trends necessitating the new oil include idling bans, increased traffic congestion and the towing of heavy loads on steep grades and cycling between fully loaded and unloaded. All these conditions can result in higher operating temperatures.
Benefits of the new oil include: greater protection in severe-duty applications; reduced downtime from exceptional oxidation stability and deposit control; and improved fuel economy over SAE 15W-40 oils (by up to 0.7% in Class 8 long-haul trucks).