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EnerBurn® and ash accumulation in diesel particulate filters (DPF)

When is the last time you tried to burn a rock?

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EnerBurn is quickly becoming the most trusted product on the market for eliminating diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration issues caused by soot build up.  However, it is important for the end-user to understand that EnerBurn is not a substitute for performing regularly scheduled preventive maintenance on DPFs to remove ash — mineral deposits that are left behind from combusted diesel and/or engine motor oil.

Ash deposits slowly accumulate in the DPF filter over time, regardless of how much soot the engine is producing, and eventually render it ineffective in regenerating to remove soot as designed (unlike soot, ash is not combustible). At this point, the DPF has to be physically removed and baked at high temperatures to burn off the soot. Additionally, it should be blown out to remove the ash residue.

DPF and diesel engine original equipment manufacturers (or OEMs) typically recommend cleaning the DPFs to remove ash at an interval of 120,000 to 200,000 miles depending on the make and model of the engine.

The components of ash are typically iron (a common contaminant in diesel), calcium and zinc (typical additive ingredients found in most brands of engine motor oil).  These components do not combust, so, to better understand this, ask yourself: “When was the last time I tried to burn a rock?”  These metallic/mineral residues can only be removed by blowing out the filter with a high pressure air hose as is common to FSX cleaning systems (for details and shop locations visit http://fsxinc.com/).

How EnerBurn Works

Without EnerBurn, both soot and ash must be cleaned by a certified-DPF service shop more frequently than every 120,000 miles.  In addition, the bake-out operation to remove soot is typically an overnight job and adds to the cost of the DPF cleaning service.  The worst part is when the DPF is too fouled with soot to be restored by baking.  The cost for a replacement DPF can run anywhere from $2,500 to $4,500.  Compare this to the much lower cost for a simple blow-out cleaning to remove ash of $400 or less and you can see why so many engine owners and fleet managers rely on EnerBurn as an integral part of their preventive maintenance program.

When used in conjunction with OEM guidelines for recommended cleaning intervals, EnerBurn increases engine efficiency and productivity providing the end-user with a 1st year ROI of 300% – 500%.

To learn more about Enerburn, call Jane Gates at 612-209-3079

EnerBurn FAQs Part 2

At JKG Fuel Solutions, we want to make sure you are equipped to get the most out of your EnerBurn, so here are the answers to even more of your frequently asked questions:

Gain Efficiencies with EnerBurn®

Q: Do I need to use a fuel lubricant additive?
A: No. EnerBurn is formulated with a fuel lubricant additive to extend the life of fuel injectors, fuel injector pumps, and other “upper cylinder” parts by reducing frictional forces that cause metal wear.

Q: Do I need to use a fuel stabilizer additive?
A: No. EnerBurn is formulated with a fuel stabilizer additive to prevent fouling of fuel injectors and fuel lines with solid fuel residues that otherwise will form at high temperatures and pressures.

Q: Should I treat stored bulk fuel with EnerBurn?
A: Yes. EnerBurn is formulated with a fuel stabilizer additive to prevent the chemical and microbial-induced degradation of diesel while it is being stored.

Q: Do I need to use a fuel anti-gelling additive in extreme cold weather?
A: Yes. EnerBurn does not contain an anti-gelling fuel additive. It is perfectly fine to mix EnerBurn with an anti-gel additive of your choice.

Q: Is EnerBurn a detergent?
A: No. EnerBurn is not a detergent-based additive nor does it contain dispersants or surfactants of any kind.

Q: Will EnerBurn harm my engine?
A: Absolutely not. EnerBurn will help your engine run more efficiently.  This is the key to preventing component failures and repair problems down the road.

Q: Will use of EnerBurn void my original engine manufacturer (OEM) engine warranty?
A: No. See our blog post on this topic for more information.

Q: Is EnerBurn safe for long-term use?
A: Yes. EnerBurn has been rigorously tested in over-the-road fleets over billions of road miles to determine its effectiveness and safety for long-term use in diesel engines.

Q: Do I need to have my DPF cleaned before using EnerBurn?
A: Yes. this is recommended, especially if you have driven more than 200,000 miles since the last DPF cleaning or if you cannot verify the last time the DPF was cleaned properly.

Q: How do I ensure that my DPF has been cleaned properly before using EnerBurn?
A: Refer to EnerBurn User Instructions or contact us for more information.

Q: My engine oil stays much cleaner using EnerBurn, does this mean I can change the oil less often?
A: Yes. This is another value-added benefit of EnerBurn.  Instead of having the oil changed, take a sample and get it analyzed.  If the oil analysis report comes back “all clear”, then you can extend the oil change interval accordingly.

  1. How do I order EnerBurn?
    A. To place your order directly, call 612-209-3079 or order online.

EnerBurn FAQs Part 1

Let’s face it, the care and feeding of newer “emissions controlled” diesel engines is cramping the style of many a driver.  It pays to arm oneself with information on “best practices” and use EnerBurn® as part of your regular program of preventive maintenance. Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions on how to use EnerBurn:

Q. What is the treatment ratio of EnerBurn to diesel?

A. One gallon of EnerBurn treats 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel. Calculate the correct amount of EnerBurn to diesel by following this formula. When fueling “over the road” we recommend using the 16-ounce refillable “squeeze bottle” to accurately dispense the correct amount of EnerBurn to the diesel. One (1) ounce of EnerBurn treats 20 gallons of diesel.

Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks:

Example: Volume of diesel is 1000 gallons
Treat ratio for EnerBurn is 1:2500
Divide 1000 gallons by 2500 to get the correct amount of EnerBurn.

For example: 1000/2500 = 0.4 gallons of EnerBurn

To convert to ounces of EnerBurn multiply by 128. For example, 0.4 gallons x 128 ounces/gallon = 51 ounces of EnerBurn

Fueling Over the Road:
Treat first full tank by dividing the total amount of fuel by 20.

For example: 300 gallons/20 = 15 ounces of EnerBurn

For every refueling thereafter divide the amount of fresh fuel added by 20.

For example: 200 gallons/20 = 10 ounces of EnerBurn

*Do not exceed the recommended treat ratio
Q. My supply of EnerBurn is almost out, is it okay to reduce the dose of EnerBurn until my next order arrives?

A. Yes. You should be able to reduce the dose by 20% without losing the effectiveness of EnerBurn for short periods of time. Add one (1) ounce of EnerBurn for every 24 gallons of diesel .

Q. Do I have to add EnerBurn to both fuel tanks?

A. No. EnerBurn can be added to “one side” of the truck only – it is not necessary to treat both tanks separately as the fuel will circulate between both tanks while the engine is running.

Q. Is there a minimum treatment period required before I see maximum improved results?

A. Yes. Individual results will vary, but in general we ask that you please allow up to 500 hours of engine operation time with treated diesel for best results. This is usually enough time for EnerBurn to clean the engine and exhaust systems of carbon build-up and for the catalytically accelerated burn rate to take full effect.

Q. Because EnerBurn is a fuel additive, how do you recommend I store it?
A. As with any chemical compound or petroleum distillate product, please use caution when handling or storing EnerBurn. We recommend the following:

  • Avoid contact with skin.
  • Wear solvent-resistant gloves and protective goggles and/or face mask.
  • Avoid breathing fumes.
  • Keep container sealed while indoors.
  • Keep containers stored upright to prevent leakage from caps.
  • Store sealed containers indoors at temperatures between -10°F and 125°F.
  • Once mixed with diesel, storage conditions are not restricted.
  • Refer to SDS for safety and handling Instructions.

Q. Do I need to replace my fuel filter with the initial use of EnerBurn?

A. Maybe. If present EnerBurn will kill any microbial slime, sludge, or “algae” contamination growing in your diesel fuel system (tank and lines). IF you have bio-contamination, it will be killed by EnerBurn and get trapped in the fuel filters. This will happen within the first two weeks use of treated diesel. The system will usually clean itself up after one or two filter changes. On-going use of EnerBurn prevents the problem from recurring.

Please see Figures 1 and 2:

Figure 1:  Fuel filter after initial two weeks use of diesel treated with EnerBurn on a 2012 Cummins ISX 450 HP engine, odometer reading ~450,000 miles. Killed microbial contamination appears as a black, slimy residue.

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Figure 2:  Same truck after replacement of contaminated filter with a fresh filter.

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This tends to be more of a problem for trucks that use biodiesel, are older, have a history of water contamination in the fuel tanks, or have been sitting for an extended period of time.

You may not experience any issues with fuel filter clogging caused by diesel slime and sludge-producing microbes. But it is a good practice to keep spare fuel filters in the truck upon initial use of EnerBurn, just in case. Typical symptoms of fuel filter clogging are a sudden loss of engine power and/or decrease in fuel economy.

To place your EnerBurn order directly, call 612-209-3079 or order online and stay tuned for EnerBurn FAQs Part 2!

A Cleaner DPF Filter and the Effects On Your ROI

Caterpillar Engine Owner’s Experience with Enerburn and the Almighty ROI

Real-World results and savings are important to us at JKG Fuel Solutions, as we know better fuel economy and a long lasting DPF Filter directly affect revenue for truckers. One of our satisfied customers recently shared his experience with Enerburn and these are his results from July 1, 2016 through October 13, 2016 (3.5 months):

Engine details:
• 2009 Caterpillar C15, Recently rebuilt motor with new ARD head & DPF as of January 2016
• June 2016, odometer reading: ~968K miles
• Oil change interval is every 15K miles
• Engine Does not burn oil

“I started using EB in July and so far have spent only $640 on two gallons and two 16-oz bottles.  Here’s what I estimate that your product has saved me: $9,543.
Also, because of better fuel economy, I estimate that my earnings for the last three months are $13,000 higher on a comparable fuel cost.”

Enerburn is designed to enhance diesel combustion efficiency, improve DPF regen performance, lower use of DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) and reduce consumption of diesel fuel, all attributing to these money-saving results. We are seeing people driving further for less cost while using Enerburn.

“Had I spent $14,493 (actual cost) on fuel at 6.3 mpg, estimated mileage range would have been only 25,236 not the 38,237 actually achieved… Because of EB, I drove 13,000 miles further on a lesser cost per mile.”

By also acting as a DPF Soot Filter cleaner, Enerburn keeps the filter from clogging, which can provide a long-term savings to the truck owner.

“ Best of all, on a recent shop visit for a check engine light, diagnostics proved the only issue was ash accumulation in the DPF system. Cost to remove only $246. Last time I had similar symptoms, the DPF filter had to be replaced because of soot accumulation and irreparable damage at a cost of $4,500. Savings: $4,254.”

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