Thursday, August 21, 2014

What can engine oil additive do?

The engine oil is also known as motor oil.
What are the functions of engine oil?

Engine oil serves basically two functions. Firstly, it lubricates the moving part of the engine be it in vehicles, ships, compressor etc. It minimizes the friction so that the engine can achieve higher efficiency.
Secondly, engine oil protects metallic surfaces from the process of corrosion.

How does engine oil additive function?
Engine oil additive is a viscosity index improver. Viscosity of engine oil varies according to the temperature.  The extent viscosity varies according to the temperature is viscosity index. Engine oil additive makes the viscosity index small enough throughout the range of temperature from the lowest in the winter morning up to 200 degree Fahrenheit, the temperature of the engine.

Engine oil additive serves as rust inhibitor. Zinc is added in the engine oil additive to protect engine surfaces.
Engine oil additive also works as detergent which helps to clean up sludge on the engine built up over time.

Look for engine oil additive? Please refer to for a product "Powerzone Oil & Metal Conditional Additive".

Difference between diesel engine and petrol engine

The main difference between a diesel engine and a petrol engine is that diesel engine uses heat of compression to ignite and burn fuel whereas petrol engine uses spark plug to ignite an air-fuel mixture.

Due to its size, normally diesel engine are used for truck and ship.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Malaysian Fuel Subsidy

The Malaysian Government has to ensure there is no leakage in the distribution as it seeks to reduce its subsidy bill.

Recently, seven (7) companies have put in bids to assist the Government to achieve the goal.

The fuel subsidy must be controlled and be given to Malaysians only.

There are many ways to achieve the goals. Examples are :-

a. using MyKad to pay petrol at selected petrol kiosk. Amount will be deducted from the bank account end of the month.

b. using Smartcard to pay.

The subsidy has another objective namely to "tier" the subsidy according to either engine capacity or income.

The result of the bid would be made known to the public around September this year.

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Malaysian Government Call to Invest in Palm Oil Downstream Industries

Malaysian palm oil industry has been dependent on upstream industry for many years. Upstream industry relies heavily on export of crude palm oil (CPO) which is subject to price fluctuation globally.

There is almost no value-added element in the upstream industry.

Some of the downstream palm oil industries are bio-lubricants, bio fuels, agro-chemicals. These downstream industries are capital intensive because they require new technologies.

To alleviate the burden on the downstream industries, Malaysian Government has disbursed capital expenditure incentive grant since 2011 to companies that are interested to embark further on palm oil downstream ventures.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Top 10 Biofuel Crops

The following plants rank the top 10 biofuel crops:-

1. Corn
2. Rapeseed
3. Sugarcane
4. Palm oil
5. Jatropha
6. Soybean
7. Cottonseed
8. Sunflowers
9. Wheat

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Malaysian Biodiesel Orders

In Peninsular Malaysia, the government subsidized sector like the retail stations, fleet cards, skid tanks and fisheries may take up 250,000 tonnes annually whereas the non-subsidized sector about 100,000 tonnes annually.

With Sabah and Sarawak join in this July for the B5 Biodiesel program, additional 70,000 being taken up by the subsidized sector and additional 80,000 tonnes by the non-subsidized sector.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Malaysian B7, B10 & B20 Biodiesels

The Malaysian Government is considering the introduction of higher biodiesel blends beside B5 biodiesel. In the near future, B7 biodiesel plan will be translated into actions.

The action plans for B7 and B10 would include experts’ consultation, revision of Malaysian Standards, engine warranty issue and full implementation.

For B10, Malaysian Standards will have to be revised. The aspects include diesel fuel blending up to 10% of palm methyl ester. This is in line with Euro 2M specifications. Malaysian Palm Oil Board will need to carry out a consumer study, material compatibility test, quality test of B10 and testing of engine components.

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