As part of its continued investment in and support of customers using natural gas powered vehicles, Phillips 66 Lubricants, one of the largest finished lubricants suppliers in North America, has launched two vehicular natural gas engine oils, tri-branded (Phillips 66, Conoco & 76 Lubricants) Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG. Both are for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered heavy duty trucks as well as other natural gas powered heavy duty mobile equipment, and are available now.
Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG replace Phillips 66 Lubricants' discontinued 76 Triton VGEO Plus, with the formulation remaining the same to meet the enhanced wear protection requirements of diesel-conversion natural gas engines. With these engine oils now a part of the successful Guardol and Kendall Super-D product lines, customers who have converted their engines to natural gas will see the recognized premium performance associated with these motor oils in diesel applications.
"With more of our customers seeking alternatives to traditional fuel due to its cost, availability and impact on the environment, we're committed to providing them with the superior products they need for a seamless transition," said Bernie Wallendorf, Director, Commercial Products, Phillips 66 Lubricants. "By expanding the Guardol and Kendall product line—which our customers know and trust—to include natural gas engine oils, Phillips 66 Lubricants has shown that we greatly value our customers and their business."
Lubricants for natural gas-fired engines must protect against a larger range of conditions than diesel engine lubricants. Tri-branded Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG are both formulated to meet these special requirements for converted diesel engines, and offer the following benefits:
- Temperature and oxidation control
- Balanced ash content to prevent valve stem deposits and reduce valve seat recession
- Shear stability
- Exhaust after-treatment protection
The newly-branded oils are approved for the Cummins CES20074 and Detroit Diesel 93K216 specifications. In addition, they provide excellent protection against scuffing, wear, rust and corrosion. They also have outstanding foam, aeration and nitration resistance, and their high dispersancy protects against sludge and varnish formation.
Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG are available now in bulk and drums, and will soon be offered in gallon jugs.