Tan Delta – Advanced Real Time Oil Analysis Technology Could Reduce Oil Consumption by Over 12 Billion Litres Per Year, the Equivalent of Reducing CO2 Emissions by 35.7 Million Tons


SHEFFIELD, England–()–Every year 40 billion litres of lubrication oil is used to keep most machines running efficiently and reliably – from manufacturing, ships, planes and cranes to robots, generators, wind-turbines, trucks and cars – even electric cars. However, a new study shows that most lubrication oil is changed when it still has 30% life left, which means 12 billion litres of oil are needlessly consumed and discarded every year.

This is a huge hidden cost – both an environmental cost equivalent to 35.7 million tons of CO2 (or the equivalent of removing 1.5 million cars from the road) and a financial cost of $120 billion just in oil every year. New technology in the form of a small sensor enables oil quality to be accurately analysed in real-time and the perfect change point identified, thus enabling an instant and easy 30% reduction in use and waste.

New long-life oils are contributing towards reducing annual use,…

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