POWR-TEQ™ Demonstrates Real Savings
Installing the POWR-TEQ™ additives, to reduce fuel consumption, has been evaluated nationwide. In one instance, three tractor-trailer rigs were selected for evaluation. Each was factory-equipped with high-tech Celect Plus electronic control module computers, which measured and recorded overall truck performance, including fuel efficiency,.
Baseline data, derived from each truck's computer-logged previous 40,000+ miles, were collected prior to installing POWR-TEQ™. All trucks evaluated were operated on long-haul, repetitive, same-load, same-season runs from southeastern U.S. to California.
Prior to evaluating POWR-TEQ™, many other additives claiming fuel savings had been evaluated by the truck fleet service company running the evaluation. No real savings had ever been achieved with any of these products. On the miles before POWR-TEQ™ installation, the trucks
averaged 5.5 mg. After the POWR-TEQ™ Engine Additive, Transmission Additive, and Differential Additive were installed, the trucks averaged 6.3 mpg. This resulted in a 15.31% fuel efficiency improvement.
In November, 1999, Truck Tech Services, Inc., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a large service center for fleet trucks, began an evaluation of POWR-TEQ™ to prove its effectiveness in reducing fuel consumption in truck fleets. Prior to the POWR-TEQ™ demonstration, the service company had tried a number of other additives making claims for fuel savings and had never seen any real savings from the products.
Truck Tech Services selected three tractor-trailer rigs from a fleet that they service. Trucks #271, #304, and #294 were selected for the evaluation. All three trucks were equipped with the Celect Plus computers.
All three trucks were powered by Cummins Model N-14 diesel engines. All three had Eaton RTO 10-speed transmissions, and all three had two each Eaton Model SE RS402 differential units.
Truck Tech Services evaluated these products using Celect Plus electronic control module
computers. These computers, factory-installed in the trucks, measure and record the trucks' overall performance, including fuel efficiency.
The baseline data used for comparison of the before-and-after POWR-TEQ™ installation was derived from the previous 40,000+ miles each truck had logged into the computer. All of the trucks were operated on long-haul runs from southern Louisiana to California.
POWR-TEQ™ Engine Additive, Transmission Additive and Differential Additive were installed in all three trucks.
Truck # 271 was driven 19,000 miles and saw a fuel efficiency improvement of one mile per
gallon. On the 44,000 miles prior to the installation of POWR-TEQ™, the truck averaged 5.1 mpg. On the 19,000 miles driven after the installation of POWR-TEQ™, the truck averaged 6.06 mpg. This shows a fuel savings of 0.96 mpg, or a fuel efficiency improvement of 18.8%.
Truck # 304, on its 42,000-mile baseline, was achieving 5.84 mpg. After installation of
POWR-TEQ™ into the system, the truck was driven 30,250 miles, and the fuel efficiency
improved to 6.38 mpg. This is a fuel efficiency improvement of 0.54 mpg. This is the equivalent of a 9.9% fuel performance improvement. Note: this truck, after initial treatment with
POWR-TEQ™, went through two oil changes without re-treating with POWR-TEQ™.
Truck # 294, prior to POWR-TEQ™, had driven 47,900 miles, with a fuel efficiency of 5.8 mpg. After POWR-TEQ was installed, over the next 27,900 miles, the truck realized a fuel efficiency of 6.8 mpg. This is a one-mpg improvement or 17.24% fuel efficiency improvement.
Overall, the trucks realized an average fuel efficiency improvement of 15.31%