Chevron's Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants, and coolants has introduced the latest member of its family, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze-Nitrite Free (Delo ELC-NF). The new extended life coolant (ELC) is recommended for use in on- and off-road heavy duty equipment, as well as stationary applications, requiring a nitrite-free OAT formulation, as mandated by engine manufactures like Detroit Diesel. In 2006, Detroit Diesel published DDC 93K217, which only allows the use of nitrite-free extended life coolants (OAT) in its engines. Delo ELC-NF helps ensure operators meet OEM warranty requirements.

Delo ELC-NF offers a service life of 600,000 miles, 12,000 hours, or six years with no chemical extender needed. Other benefits include corrosion protection and lower electrical conductivity; protection against pitting, corrosion, and erosion even on hard-to-protect metals like aluminum; superior heat transfer compared with silicate containing coolants; and improved water pump life due to its silicate-free formula. The product is 100% compatible with Delo ELC, which contains nitrite. Like other ELCs in the Delo line, the new product is dilution-tolerant up to 25 percent.

Delo ELC-NF is provided in North America in pails, drums, and bulk and will soon be offered in gallon jugs.

A new Texaco ELC, known as Texaco Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze-Nitrite Free, has also been made available by Chevron. This product also meets the Detroit Diesel coolant specification 93K217 and offers identical performance characteristics to the new Delo product.

Access www.chevron.com for more details.