SAN DIEGO, CA, February 5, 2020 – Brandon Welch last staged a race car in NHRA competition at the 2018 Winternationals in the Beal Racing nitro funny car. Two years later, Welch is back with a new top fuel dragster tuned by veteran crew chief, Scott Graham. The team, co-owned by Welch and cousin, Tyson Porlas, will field the car with sponsorship from Better Diesel™ FBC at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA February 7-9, 2020.
Press Release announcing VALVTECT™ and BETTER DIESEL FBC™ new product, WINTERIZED fuel borne catalyst additive.
Marvin Griffin, President of ValvTect Petroleum Products has welcomed the opportunity to team up with Better Diesel FBC, Inc. to distribute Better Diesel FBC (Fuel Borne Catalyst) and work on other projects including new product development.
“ValvTect has the expertise to help market this unique product to fuel distributors, fleets and truck stops throughout the country through our vast distribution network,” Griffin said. Whether treating individual units or bulk storage tanks, there are convenient easy-to-use containers for all.
Jane Gates, Founder of JKG Fuel Solutions and CTO of Better Diesel FBC, Inc. is pleased with the new alliance. “We were looking for a partner like ValvTect that we could work with to help bring our product to the masses and ValvTect® is in the unique position to be able to distribute nationally to our key markets,” Gates said. “We look forward to developing mutually beneficial products and marketing programs in the future,” she added.
Better Diesel FBC is an improvement over older technology catalysts. Not only does the product provide the same catalyst benefit such as proven fuel economy improvement, more power, dramatically lowered soot emissions and fewer active regens, it also provides the benefits of a “best in class” diesel detergent that cleans up fuel injectors and keeps them clean, including stubborn internal injector deposits.
Better Diesel FBC is available in 16-oz., 1-gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon containers.
More about ValvTect Petroleum Products:
ValvTect Petroleum Products is the largest supplier of fuel additives to the nation’s fuel distributors that supply specially formulated fuels under its brands of ValvTect® Marine Fuels, Diesel Guard™ Premium Diesel, ThermoGuard™ Heating Oil, AgriGuard Farm Fuel, Lumin™ LPG propane additives, BlueMoon® filtration systems and BioGuard®. It is also a major supplier to the nation’s largest fleets and engine manufacturers.
More about Better Diesel FBC:
Better Diesel FBC, Inc. manufactures and distributes Better Diesel FBC, a proprietary diesel fuel combustion improver additive. Recently completed engine tests resulted in an increase in fuel economy of 14% after consistent use of Better Diesel FBC in a 550 hp, 2016 Cummins diesel engine . This scientifically rigorous fuel consumption study was conducted by a 3rd party using EPA approved methods. Better Diesel FBC is manufactured in the USA.
For more information about Better Diesel FBC, Inc., call 855-501-1005 or visit www.betterdiesel.com. For more information about ValvTect Petroleum Products or to place your order call 800-728-8258 or visit www.valvtect.com.
Fuel economy test for Better Diesel™ FBC (Fuel Borne Catalyst)
We have results from a controlled rolling dyno engine test using Better Diesel FBC…
Here are the results:
- 12% reduced fuel consumption at 1400 rpm and 30% load
- 14% reduced fuel consumption at 1400 rpm and 60% load
Test engine: This engine is a 2016 Cummins ISX CM2350 rated at 550 hp mounted in a Kenworth W900 “SuperCab”. There were 272,476 miles on the odometer when the evaluation period began in April. When the test concluded at the end of July the odometer read 308,218 miles. The ECM program used throughout testing was “stock”.
Test set-up: The engine testing was done using a Taylor rolling dynamometer at fixed rpm and load. The stack exhaust emissions were sampled and analyzed using a PEMS (Portable Emissions Measurement System) manufactured by Sensors Inc using 40 CFR Part 1065 compliant methods for certifying engine fuel consumption. This EPA method for measuring fuel consumption eliminates any influence of extrinsic variables such as wind and rolling resistance, driving style, and terrain.
ECM report: The DPF regeneration performance was nothing short of outstanding. There were only 6 completed regens logged by the ECM over the 30,460 mile test period. Each DPF regeneration consumed 1.5 gallons of diesel. The calculated regeneration interval was 5,077 miles. These results were obtained with the combination of the Better Diesel™ FBC fuel treatment and the soot cyclone filter, “Dorothy” as manufactured by Pittsburgh Power. Approximately one (1) ounce of soot was found accumulated in “the Dorothy” after each of two (2) oil changes at intervals of ~15,000 miles. The engine oil analysis reports were normal.
Driver observations: The driver noted smoother, quieter engine operation and better pulling power with use of the FBC. We then compared the rolling dyno test results to the manually logged fuel consumption and mileage records. The manually calculated baseline MPG was 5.2 and gradually increased over the first month of treatment with the fuel catalyst. After three months the driver-logged MPG was 5.85 MPG, all on summer diesel. This was an increase in MPG of 13% which included the initial clean-up and conditioning time. The manually calculated fuel economy for the last 2 months of the test period was 5.94 MPG, an increase of 14%. These results are consistent with the rolling dynamometer results, above, that were obtained under stringently controlled engine operating conditions of rpm and load.
Better Diesel™ FBC is registered on the US EPA list of approved fuels and fuel additives under CFR 40 Part 79.