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First of all, the waste of resources resulting from high friction and wear were estimated at $194 Billion Dollars by Dr. E. Rabinowicz, of MIT in the United States alone, and well over $5 Billion Dollars by the National Research Council’s Associate Committee on Tribology in Canada. The potential savings offered by improved lubrication and a better understanding of the science of tribology are correspondingly great. Is it any wonder that the lubrication of machinery never receives much consideration and when a serious problem does occur, most people tend to blame it on the lubricant itself, instead of learning how to recognize the root cause of the problem.
These shortcomings in the understanding of lubricants and lubrication have lead many maintenance specialists to make incorrect and costly assumptions about lubricants and their application. Furthermore, executive officers around the world are full of bright ideas, as well as meaningful engineers and managers who treat the aspect of correct lubrication and the application of proper tribological techniques, as either unnecessary, too costly, or both.
These same people mistakenly assume that the consequences of friction and wear are “normal” and refuse to take advantage of the huge savings and improved machinery reliability which could be achieved with the proper lubricants, understanding tribology, and paying more attention to the problems related to friction, and wear.
The word “Tribology” was introduced in the 1960’s to mean the “science and technology of the wear of interacting surfaces in relative motion and associated subjects and practices”. Tribology effectively coordinates many technical disciplines, such as chemistry, metallurgy, machine design, lubrication engineering, etc., for solving friction and wear problems.
The main cause of wear in engines and other lubricated systems is abrasion and oil contamination. It is ironic that while engineers and tradesmen are taught how to design, build, or repair equipment, few are taught an understanding of the inter-relationship between friction, wear and lubrication and how to reduce the problems associated with these aspects of equipment operation.
The above brings us to Petron Plus™ Formula 7 Products. For over thirty-four (34) years, Petron Plus™ Formula 7 Products have been markets and provided (through distributors) to the agricultural, aviation, aerospace, city/states agencies, food/drug mfg., hospitals, hotels/motels & commercial properties, industrial plants, commercial, mining/quarries & cement plants, automotive mfg., industrial fleet, Motorsports race teams, metalworking facilities, oil companies & refineries, pulp & paper mfg., power plants, printing & publishing, recreation operations, steel/metal operations, transportation operations, university & schools, military and government applications around the world.
Today Petron Plus™ Formula 7 has over 450 products with 1,450 sku (part numbers) numbers. They range from finished synthetic, non-synthetic and partial synthetic motor oils, ATF’s, automotive gear oils, industrial gear oils, hydraulic fluids, compressor oils, natural gas engine oils, automotive a/c lubes, turbine oils, refrigeration oils, natural gas compressor oils, aerosol products, greases, metalworking fluids, to gasoline additives, diesel fuel additives, industrial cleaning products, and automotive and fleet cooling systems cleaners and corrosion inhibitors & treatments. We have a full fine of biodegradable products. Over fifty (50) of these products have H-1 and H-2 food grade approval by USDA, NSF and/or Kosher approved. Plus a product line that meets certain Military Specifications.
Petron Plus™ Formula 7 is not an oil additive, nor a replacement petroleum product, but a patented new package of high-tech petroleum and synthetic constituents chemically bonded together in a patented new process to form a totally new EP ingredient, The Petron Plus™ Formula 7 products are formulated for each individual type of application (engine oils, automatic transmissions, gear boxes, compressors, refrigeration systems, metalworking, etc. (not a one product does-all like some other companies market) which may easily be blended in small proportions into virtually any standard lubricant currently available.
The Petron Plus™ molecules are very small, 0.1 micron in size (a human hair is 50 microns). If you could imagine for a moment …Solid additives (i.e., PTFE, Teflon® (a registered trademark of DuPont), Moly, Graphite, etc.) are 2 to 10 microns in size. This would be how a beach ball would compare to a golf ball.