New Report Helps You Determine, Test and Select Pro-Grade Fuel Additives

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A supplier of fuel enhancers has launched a report to help consumers assess if the fuel additives they use are effective. The Xp3 team explain there are five key tests that can be undertaken.

A leading supplier of semi-synthetic fuel additives has launched a new report designed to help consumers determine if fuel additives they are using contains any retail grade fillers and provide expected results promised on the label.

The newly launched report explains the top five key fuel additive tests to determine functional aspects of any gasoline or diesel fuel additive. The Xp3 team explain they want to educate consumers to better understand if products they are using provides the results they should be expecting.

Fuel is a natural product that requires additional compounds to ensure peak performance in today’s engines, even after being refined explain the team. Fuel quality has more to do with the additives than the base fuel. The 3 main classifications of additives are oxygenates, detergents and anti-oxidants. High quality fuels can contain up to 22% of additives used to improve the fuel’s performance, operability and functionality. Low quality fuel may contain up to 99% base fuel, with little to no additives. They add that the improvement required will depend on the origin of the fuel, the transportation, handling and storage of the fuel and the specifications of the equipment using it.

Xp3 explains the tests that help determine the effectiveness of any additive includes carbon detergency, which is the ability of the additive to clean carbon, soot and residues. The second test is combustion efficiency as an additive should burn a clean bright flame and stable with no smoke as opposed to a dirty, dark and unstable flame with smoke and particulate matter.

Another test consumers should do is the combustion residue test. They add that an additive should burn clean and complete, if it leaves behind unburnt residues and sludge, they advise to find a new product that doesn’t.

If the additive has effective stabilizing abilities, it should be able to breakdown gums and varnishes found in fouled fuel. The X3p team explain some additives may not be able to achieve this result for consumers.

Additionally, a water dispersion test can be implemented to assess the additive’s ability to disperse water and moisture out of fuels completely and safely.

A spokesperson said: “Xp3 is a semi-synthetic, industrial strength commercial-grade fuel enhancer that contains functional compounds needed for optimum engine performance. Our pro-grade line of fuel enhancers helps reduce fuel consumption, makes your engine run smoother, produce more power, last longer and run better while extending your engine’s life and reduce maintenance costs.”

Learn if fuel additives you currently use are consumer retail grade products or pro-grade industrial strength products at:

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