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Extended-Life Coolant (ELC)

Delo ELC AFC 5050 Silver Red Cap What is Extended-Life Coolant (ELC)?

Extended-life coolants are coolants that use advanced organic acid technology (OAT). These additives deplete at a much slower rate than traditional coolant additives. This slow rate of depletion allows the coolant to protect the engine in a much more efficient manner and provide longer protection compared to conventional coolants. This eliminates the need to add Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCAs), extending coolant service intervals and providing superior heat transfer, cavitation protection, and corrosion protection.

Extended-life coolants should only be used on approved engines, as the organic acids can be incompatible with certain metallic and nonmetallic materials. Some brass compounds and some silicone-based seal materials can be adversely affected by prolonged exposure to extended life coolant, particularly in areas where the material is “scrubbed” by the coolant moving at high speeds inside the engine. So, be sure to check the owner’s manual for compatibility.

What are the benefits of Extended-Life Coolants?

Because the organic acid technology in extended life coolant protects the engine system without use of conventional abrasive corrosion inhibitors such as silicate and phosphate, truck and bus owners will benefit by:

– Avoiding silicate dropout (sometimes called “green goo”), which clogs coolant passageways.

– Reducing water pump seal failures.

– Improving hard water compatibility, reducing hard scale that can deposit.

– Improving maintenance costs. Due to the longer service intervals, fewer labor hours are required and fewer materials need to be purchased.

– Reduce engine operating temperature increasing component life.

– Extend the engine oil’s life by reducing the oxidation rate caused by higher temperatures, This will help increase drain intervals also decreasing maintenance and labor costs for oil changes.

What is the expected life of Extended-Life Coolants?Delo ELC AFC Conc Blue Red Cap

Commercial pre-diluted mixes, such as Chevron DELO Extended Life Coolant, will provide engine protection for up to 750,000 miles in on-road applications, and 15,000 hours, or 8 years in off-road and non-highway use depending on the severity of truck, bus, or equipment usage. You can also increase the benefits of the extended-life coolant further by adding a coolant extender to the cooling system. Doing so will provide an additional 250,000 miles in on-road use and 5,000 hours protection in off-road and non-highway applications. After 1,000,000 miles, 20,000 hours, or eight years, the coolant should be drained, flushed, and refilled.

Are Extended-Life Coolants Compatible with Conventional Coolants?

Although extended-life coolant is compatible with conventional coolant, mixing extended-life coolant with conventional coolant to top off leaks will reduce the benefits of the extended-life coolant. If mixture with conventional coolant exceeds 10%, the coolant must be maintained as a conventional system using SCAs, or should be drained and flushed, then refilled with new extended-life coolant.

 

 

– James Blankenbeckler, Commercial Sales & Service Division

 

 

2014 Year In Review

2014 was a year filled with challenges, and continued improvements. We started the year with a tragic event when two of our colleagues were involved in a serious accident resulting in one of them losing their life. All great companies are made up of great people, and ours’ rallied in support of one another. While we continued to move forward, the loss was certainly felt throughout the company. Here are some of the positive changes that occurred throughout the year.

  • New sales personnel were added to outside sales.
  • Jackson moved into the number one slot as Brenntag’s largest DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) distributors in North America for the month of October just missing the mark for the entire year. We’ve also expanded our capabities by adding a second DEF tank wagon to the fleet.
  • Jackson Oil & Solvents surpassed its’ largest year of grease sales.
  • Ft. Wayne saw the addition of a new loading dock
  • Jackson rallied the fuel team to keep the Nestle plant operating after it lost a cooling tower.
  • The best single month performance ever and a strong start to the year.
  • Pacific Pride was introduced at the newly remodeled Joe’s Junction location at Kentucky & Raymond.
  • Our Deicng Fluid sales set a new record, thanks to the “Snow Team”.
  • Jackson Oil set a new record for equipment & services which continues to be a big differntiator for our business..

Whether you’re looking for outstanding premium lubrication and antifreeze products (Chevron), the Cummins Endorsed Valvoline Premium Blue for your heavy-duty engine (Valvoline), the Titanium advantage of Kendall & Guardol (ConocoPhillips),or a trusted name in premium additized fuel (Howes), we hope you’ll choose Jackson Oil.

From our family to yours, we hope you had a happy holiday and we are looking forward to providing you with great value and service in 2015.

 

Ron Willis
General Manager