SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron has introduced the latest member of the Delo product family, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze Nitrite Free. The coolant is recommended for use in on- and off-road heavy-duty equipment, as well as stationary applications, requiring a nitrite-free OAT formulation, as mandated by engine manufactures like Detroit Diesel. In 2006, Detroit Diesel published DDC 93K217, which only allows the use of nitrite-free extended life coolants in its engines. Chevron officials said the coolant also helps ensure operators meet OEM warranty requirements.
Officials said the new coolant offers a service life of 600,000 miles, 12,000 hours or six years with no chemical extender needed. The new Delo ELC-NF is designed to provide excellent corrosion protection and lower electrical conductivity; exceptional protection against pitting, corrosion and erosion even on hard-to-protect metals like aluminum; superb heat transfer compared to silicate containing coolants; improved water pump life due to its silicate-free formula. DELO ELC-NF is 100% compatible with DELO ELC which contains nitrite. Like other extended life coolants in the Delo line, the new nitrite free ELC product is dilution tolerant up to 25%.
“Not only does our new product meet the needs of OEMs requiring the use of nitrite-free OAT coolants, it also provides maximum protection of the six basic metal alloys found in most heat transfer systems,” said Carmen Ulabarro, indirect channel manager, Chevron Products Company. “As a global leader in coolant technology, Chevron has a product line that successfully balances the needs of both the OEMs and the customers. Our ELC products help maintain OEM warranties while providing customers the performance they need to drive bottom-line value. In addition to extended life coolant products Chevron has also taken the lead in the development of field tests for their extended life coolants. I believe that our newest field test is a great improvement over our previous field test kit and will give Chevron customers the added security of knowing that the Chevron formulation has not been over-diluted with conventional or fully formulated coolants or water.”
DELO ELC-NF is currently available in North America in pails, drums and bulk and will soon be offered in gallon jugs.
Officials say the new coolant meets or exceed the requirements of the following manufacturers: Detroit Diesel/MBE; Cummins; MTU; European OEM’s like Volvo; Japanese OEM’s like Komatsu; ASTM D 3306, performance requirements of ASTM D6210 and TMC RP 329; and OEM’S requiring a nitrite-free extended life coolant based on carboxylate technology
All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo warranty.
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