Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology is a branch of mechanical engineering and materials science.
Petron PlusTM Formula 7 products, are a innovation in specialty chemicals and lubricants. The original product was formulated in 1978. The first years of the products and company’s existence were spent on conducting extensive research and product development, market testing and pursuing patent protection. In 1985 a U.S. patent for Petron PlusTM Formula 7 products and the technological manufacturing process was issued. Today there are 7 patents and even some improvements to the original technology, plus many newly formulated products have evolved into over 450 products, with over 1,450 sku’s (part numbers).
Early sales for Petron PlusTM Formula 7 products were mainly to after-market auto parts stores, primarily because of a limited product line available at that time. The company however, recognized that the technology they had developed was applicable to any machinery that used lubrication. As the company grew they poured their resources into research and development of products that could be used in industrial applications.
This strategy proved successful from the outset. Sales accelerated rapidly because the industrial market immediately recognized the need for Petron Plus’s extreme pressure properties, anti-rust, anti-oxidation benefits in an environmentally safe configuration.
Petron PlusTM Formula 7 products are routinely tested at a internationally recognized independent laboratory in San Antonio, Texas and have been carefully and extensively field-tested. The results clearly demonstrate Petron PlusTM Formula 7 products to be far superior in extreme pressure properties and anti-friction capabilities to any known petroleum or synthetic product, with no evident negative side effects.
We at Tribology Solutions. would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the superior lubrication technology that the Petron PlusTM Formula 7 Products offers.
With 7 U.S. Patents, and over 100 years of combined lubrication and fuel experience, you can be assured that we only supply solutions that promise to save you more money than you spend. Put us to the test today.
Please watch this video to summarize the patented P.P.G. technologies
The effectiveness of the Patented Petron Plus™ formula 7 had been proven for over 37 years by independent laboratories and by leading companies around the globe. Just a few of the companies who have used Petron Plus™/Petronomics products:
AT&T, Cargill, Boeing, General Electric, McDonnell Douglas, Lone Star Cement, Disney World, Morton Salt, Pacific Bell, New York City Transit, Rough Steel, Ford Motor Co. US, Navy, Koch Industries, Caesar’s Palace, Disneyland, UCLA Cessna Aircraft Co. McCall Pattern Co. Kenworth Trucking, Lightnin (gear box co.) Delphi Otis Elevator, L.A.Public Schools, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), Raytheon Aircraft Co, General Motors Corp. Archer Daniels Midland, L,A. Dept. of Water & Power, British Nuclear Fuels, Rolls Royce Aerospace, NASA (EG&G) Kennedy Space Center, ESCO Co. Tinker Air Force Base, British Aerospace, LA Super Shuttle, Collingwood Grain Co. Anheuser Bush, Bosch Corp. Warner Robbins A.F.Base, Henry Ford Hospital, Sony Vauxhall Motor Co. Halliburton, Olin Defense Systems, Black & Decker, Mercedes Benz Truck, UK, Jaguar Cars Ltd. Massey-Fergusun, Fisher Nuts (P&G) PSC (Potash Corp.)Major Race Teams, Major Oil Companies, Keystone Cement Co. Homeland Security, Westvaco Neade Paper, Ramstein Air Base, Germany Interstate Brand Corp. Eeropean Gas Turbines, LTD.Jefferson/Smurf-it Corp. ... the list goes on and on.
We promise that the proven technology solutions we offer are the very best that money can buy. In fact , we put our money where our mouth is ... guaranteeing that when the technology solutions we provide are properly applied ... your fuel or energy consumption will be reduced a minimum of 5% ... or your money back!But that's not all:
In vehicular applications; wear will be reduced, fuel systems will be cleaned up and operate like new, MPG gains will be achieved, water ingress in fuel will be managed, emissions will be reduced, heavy metal contamination will be controlled, lube change intervals will be safely extended, maintenance costs will be reduced, all resulting in improved on-road reliability and uptime.
In industrial applications; wear will be reduced, energy consumption will be reduced and/or hp gains realized, mechanical noise will be reduced, temperature reductions will be realized, lube change intervals will be safely extended, all resulting in improved equipment and facility uptime.
In July 2013 the NACFE (North American Council for Freight Efficiency) published the results of a study titled "Barriers to the Increased Adoption of Fuel Efficiency Technologies in the North American On-Road Freight Sector". In this study they identified the 5 predominant barriers to the adoption of fuel efficiency technologies. See if their study results fit how you've felt when listening to a fuel efficiency enhancement presentation.
5 Predominant ‘Barriers to Increased Adoption of Fuel Efficiency Technologies’: 1. Lack of credible information 2. Uncertainty around the amount of time needed for technologies to pay for themselves in terms of fuel savings (i.e. payback time) 3. Lack of access to capital cost to invest in new technologies 4. Questions as to the reliability of new technologies 5. Lack of availability of fuel-saving technologies from preferred OEM’s or component suppliers
We believe you deserve to hear about the proven fuel-economy technology solutions we offer ... and guarantee. The fact is the technologies we offer do address each of these 5 barriers. For example, you may wonder how we could address a lack of access to capital costs to invest in new technologies?
First, our technologies aren't new ... and they're proven ... and given the opportunity we'll prove it to you.
Secondly, we put our money where our mouth is offering a performance guarantee protocol that even addresses a lack of access to capital. How do we do this? If what we sell you doesn't work - you get your money back. It doesn't get much simpler than that!
Lets consider fleet applications (automotive fleets, diesel fleets and shipping fleets). Fuel can typically consume up to 25%, or more, of a companies operating budget. Fuel and/or lube supplements that address this cost center are timely, and needed. At Tribology Solutions we help you win the battle against high fuel costs through implementation of credible and proven fuel saving technologies that overcome these 5 barriers every time.These 5 barriers do not exist in a vacuum and are inherently linked in many ways:
The NACFE study suggests that lack of credible information was the overarching barrier, which has an impact on all other barriers (i.e. if there is a lack of credible information with respect to verifying the real-world fuel saving potential and/or reliability of a technology this makes accurate calculation of ROI payback time challenging). Further, they suggest that lack of information can also influence the ability to obtain capital to invest in new technologies. Hence they conclude that taken together ... uncertain fuel savings and reliability, as well as lack of access to capital ... contribute to slow technology adoption. This depressed demand can result in diminished manufacturer investment in new technology development, which can lead to a reduced number of product offerings. Finally, they suggest that this lack of technology availability has a feedback effect by reducing technology uptake, which in turn limits the ability for technology performance data to be generated.
We agree with the NACFE that while these barriers are universal, each barrier does not impact each of our customers to the same extent. We also agree that all stakeholder groups are impacted by a lack of credible information, and uncertainty around payback. Simply put it is 'ludicrous' for any marketing organization to tout a benefit they can't support ... which is why we guarantee that when the technologies we market to you are properly applied, you will realize a minimum 5% fuel economy gain. That's a strong statement - but our credible performance track-record supports the claim ... and guarantee.
The NACFE study suggests that insufficient capital is a much bigger issue for the small end users (medium fleets, used truck fleets, and owner--‐operators) than their larger company counterparts (large companies will commit the capital if there is a high degree of confidence that the technology will pay back). Our experience has been slightly different. We've found that small and medium sized fleets of all types are aggressively looking for the competitive advantage that affords them the opportunity to take business away from 'big business'. What better mechanism do they have than tackling high fuel costs ... a cost center typically consuming over 25% of their operating budget? Small and medium sized companies are in business, and stay in business, because they are saavy business people willing to make educated decisions that allow them to compete ... and win ... in today's highly competitive marketplace.
The NACFE study reports that end users will generally be more critical of new product reliability than the component manufacturers. Our experience has demonstrated that our end-users, the fleets of all types and sizes that we deal with, aren't 'critical' of our technology solutions ... instead they simply appreciate being provided credible facts and an implementation protocol they can use to start saving money. And when the day is done often view our technology solutions as offering them the competitive edge they were looking for ... and want to protect. ROI / Payback Time: All fleets make decisions to buy new technologies using a payback calculation, the manufacturing industry does as well. The expectation for payback time is typically half of the truck ownership cycle. The NACFE study suggests that:
Large For-Hire Fleets: Generally purchase new trucks and operate them 4-6 years, which translates to a ROI payback time expectation of 2 years - so that in the final two or more years of truck ownership, the fleet can see a ROI.
Truck/Trailer OEM’s & Component Suppliers: Interestingly enough, perhaps this is why the OEM's and component suppliers use 2 years as their ROI payback benchmark.
The NACFE concluded that this means fleets with shortest ownership cycles are driving the product development process for the entire industry. Further, because of the uncertainty surrounding fuel saving technologies, reliability, durability and additional maintenance or operational impacts associated with use of the technology … payback calculations will be conservative and the included parameters will vary. We can help you determine a ROI payback period you can support with data. When the day comes when someone questions why you invested in our technology, you'll have the facts and figures to support the sound financial decision you made, to include putting a pencil to the money you've saved your organization.
Capital Costs: The NACFE says that even if a prospect has confidence that a fuel saving technology will work and deliver an acceptable ROI payback, access to capital can still deter the sale.We recognize that the money a fleet can spend on fuel-saving technologies competes against driver amenities (to retain drivers) and other technologies that improve safety, communications and routing. We also recognize that over the last decade basic new equipment costs have escalated significantly. That's why we're so excited to be able to differentiate our offering from everyone else we know of by offering a money-back performance guarantee tied directly to your fuel savings. Seriously ... how many companies have you met with in the last decade that offered you a money-back guarantee?
Credible Information:The NACFE study suggests that verifying performance in the early stages of technology deployment is challenging, resulting in multiple test and performance verification scenarios being the norm.
The top-end engine fuel technology solutions we offer are NOT in the early stages of development. In fact, the technologies we represent have a 25+ year performance track-record. In fact, as we sit here today, over $8M worth of our technology will be purchased and deployed. That's a $3B per year performance track-record. Do you really think we'd sell this much fuel enhancement technology if it didn't really work? Do you think this type performance track-record supports our comfort level in offering a minimum 5% fuel economy improvement guarantee?
The bottom-end engine lubricant technology solutions we offer, to include our transmissions, differential and grease technology solutions, are NOT in the early stages of development - but proven technologies with a 33+ year performance track-record.We represent the only 'patented oil technology' in the world ... everyone else is forced to simply trademark their brands unique additive combinations. We represent lubricant conditioning and supplement technologies that when added at 10% by volume, will turn your existing lubricant ... regardless of its name and brand ... into the worlds best. There is good reason NASA, Ford, Kenworth, General Motors, Land Rover, Jaguar, the FAA, US Navy, FBI, Massey-Ferguson, Archer Daniels Midland, Raytheon, McDonnell Douglass, Cessna, Lone Star Cement and literally tens of thousands of customers in over 45 countries use our lube technologies ... they work! You can't question the fact that racing applications put lubricants under severe duty and duress. Click on our Racing Link to see what NASCAR, NHRA, WoOR and other primary race circuits have to say about the performance and reliability of Petron Plus Formula 7 Technologies And, they're backed by a minimum 5% fuel economy gain guarantee.
The NACFE study suggests that conflicting word-of-mouth experiences results in confusion, mistrust and risk aversion thereby minimizing forward progress of fuel saving technologies. At S-A-V-E.US we've eliminated word-of-mouth conflicts by offering a written performance guarantee. Confusion, mistrust and risk aversion are thus effectively eliminated. The technology solutions offered by the S-A-V-E.US team are designed to deliver you value far beyond the actual cost of our products. When appropriate and warranted 'Engineering Service Reports' detailing the results of product evaluations are the norm, and help develop a comprehensive track-record of successes to keep the proverbial ball rolling forward.
It’s difficult for fleets to stay on top of all the different technologies available to them to improve fuel economy. Deliverance of a clear and concise message of the S-A-V-E.US offering is critical. We also recognize that having all the external results in the world rarely instils the confidence prospects need to make a commitment going forward, like occurs when our product technologies are used in your equipment under your conditions.
Reliability: The NACFE study says that for someone to make a purchase decision on a fuel saving technology they need to have developed a high sense of reliability. Insufficient reliability with some new product launches introduces concern and skepticism, likely delaying or eliminating demonstration projects and technology adoption decisions. The 35 year plus proven reliability and performance track records of the Petron Plus Fuel Enhancement Technologies and Petron Plus™ Formula 7 Lube Technologies takes questions pertaining to in-service reliability out of the equation.
Significant Lubricant Events: 1972: AMSOIL receives first API licensing and registration approval of a full synthetic motor oil for automotive use (actually they took jet engine motor oil technology down to the automotive world trade-marking the additive formulation used in a non-patented synthetic ester base oil)
1978: Mr. Gary Clark of Petron Plus Global patented a new oil comprised of high-tech petroleum & synthetic constituents chemically bonded together in a patented new process to form a totally new and patented EP (extreme pressure) and AW (anti wear) ingredient that outperformed all petroleum, synthetic and semi-synthetic lube formulations - achieving this being 100% oil.
... Since then, every oil company has been fighting for 2nd place!
We offer technologies from Petron Plus ... and much, much more. Replacing risk aversion with professional solutions. We will help you design a technology solution that fits your equipment, that meets your operational challenges, that manages your toughest applications, and we will do so in a professional, results-driven fashion aimed at improving the bottom-line for all stakeholders.