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

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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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