Metro Area Transit
A test was performed on four new buses to determine the effectiveness of regular D2 treated with DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" when compared to Amoco Premiere diesel fuel.
The average fuel mileage was increased from 6.1 miles per gallon (Amoco Premiere Diesel Fuel) to 6.3 miles per gallon using D2 treated with DFT #1500. Based on the fuel savings demonstrated in the test, M.A.T. projected an annual fuel savings in excess of $22,000.00 (based on the current cost prices for DFT #1500, #2 Diesel, and Amoco Premiere Diesel Fuel). "In summary, DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" is an effective fuel conditioner which when used to treat regular D2 can provide cost savings in comparison to buying more expensive premium diesel fuels."
Metropolitan Bus System
Williams Detroit Diesel-Allison Facility
A used Detroit Diesel 8V71N bus engine was used to test the effectiveness of DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" as a fuel conditioner.
Engine Condition before treatment:
Hard carbon deposits on the heads, valves, piston crowns and injector tips. Visible exhaust smoke. Engine Vibrated. Engine output was 20 to 25 horsepower under design (10%). Engine could not carry any loads above 2000 RPM.
After 2 hours of using DFT #1500
Hard carbon on all parts was eliminated or reduced. Exhaust Smoke undetected. Engine ran smoothly. Engine power output increased 16 horsepower (7% improvement). Engine ran loaded up to 2200 Rpm.
Florida Institute of Technology
Bio energy and technology laboratory
Experiments were conducted to determine diesel exhaust emissions when using fuel treated with DFT #1500 "Hammerdown."
"This product proved effective in reducing NOx, CO, and particulate emissions from an "as new" Detroit Diesel 6V92T engine by as much as 35% and in increasing exhaust oxygen levels by as much as 10%. Overall exhaust temperatures increased with the use of DFT #1500. Documentation of prior test results and user comments suggest that in used engines (i.e. highly carboned) exhaust emissions reductions, especially particulates, would be higher than those achieved in this test."
Prof. Herman Solbrig
Emissions control at a clean, maintenanced laboratory diesel engine, MaK Diesel type 6 Mu 351 AK 6 cylinder, using DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" in diesel fuel.
After 24 hours NOx emissions were reduced by about 20% and carbon particulates by about 15%. After 24 hours specific fuel consumption was reduced by 6%. Almost all carbon deposits were removed from combustion area, those deposits remaining loose, soft, and removable with only a cloth.
Gold Bell Leasing Limited
Test was conducted on the effectiveness of reducing smoke emissions with the introduction of DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" Diesel Fuel conditioner into the fuel tank.
Smoke opacimeter readings dropped from 75% to 31% with an improvement of 44% on the smoke opacity level after 2 days of treated with DFT #1500.
Lubriport Laboratories Inc.
Testing in order to determine possibility of engine damage due to use of DFT #1500 "Hammerdown."
The chemical nature of DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" appears to have a positive effect on fuel performance, but it is added in such low concentrations that damage to equipment from the equipment would not be expected.
Norwegian Marine Technical Research Institute
Test of DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" in heavy fuel on a Bergen diesel KR- 3, 3 cylinder, 4 stroke, newly overhauled engine.
Conclusions after a 10 hour test period, last 3 using DFT #1500 "Hammerdown";
the combustion process was more complete and stable, particulate emissions were
reduced, and deposits in the combustion chamber were reduced by using DFT #1500.
Remaining deposits were soft and loose, easily wiped off with a soft cloth,
injector tip deposits from earlier tests on the same engine could only be
removed with tools.
SINTEF Technical Chemistry
Test of effect of DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" on the development of micro-organisms in diesel fuel.
Substantial quantities of water were emulsified into the fuel in the bottle
with DFT #1500, while no such emulsification formed in the bottle without the
conditioner. the emulsion formed remained stable for over three weeks. The
amount of water removed from the water phase was substantial. With no water
available for micro- organism growth and activity, there will be no
microbiological problems and their residues in the fuel system.
Report #SFT21 F95006
Tijuana, Baja California
Testing the effectiveness of DFT #1500 on a fleet of dump trucks.
After one month we noted that fuel consumption was reduced an average of 10%, after one year the average rose to 15%. Carbon deposits on the injectors of the 9 units tested was reduced by an average of 50%, after one year the deposits were gone with no new formations. After one year the maintenance expenses of the fleet tested dropped between 18-20%. "I'm pleased to say that what I thought was to be one more fuel additive in the market has resulted in being the fountain of youth for our engines."
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