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About Lubricants & Burner Fuels & Chemicals

If you have any questions about lubricants, burner fuels or chemicals, you have come to the right place! We answer your questions below.

What is the difference between a chemical degreaser and a chemical engine cleaner?
An engine cleaner is used specifically to clean engines, as the name implies. The degreaser has a wider range of applications.
What is the difference between a fully synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral engine oil?
A fully synthetic is usually a 0W40 or a 5W30 and can be used in an engine for longer periods than a mineral engine oil. It is more highly refined and can withstand higher operating temperatures. The same applies in a lesser degree to a semi-synthetic oil.
What is the difference between a CI and a CF engine oil?
CI, and now CJ, are the highest mineral oil specifications for engines. CF is a lower specification for older vehicles.
What is the difference between GL5 and GL4 gear oil?
GL5 gear oil has twice the additives of a GL4, and is used in heavier equipment.
Do the burner fuels burn at ambient temperature or do they need to be heated?
The white burner fuels burn at ambient temperature and below. Some black fuels burn at ambient temperature, others need to be heated to as much as 60-80C.
What are the calorific differences of burner fuels?
White and black burner fuels both have a high calorific value between +-40 and +-46.
What is the difference between light and heavy burner fuel?
Light burner fuel is usually very transparent (white, bluish or greenish) depending on the lubricity additive that has been added.

Black burner fuel is, as the name implies, not transparent and is heavy in terms of viscosity.

Should you require any further information, one of our shareholder directors has a chemical background and is a tribologist who blends lubricants and would be able to assist you in more detail, should the need arise.

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