LE 8940 MONOLEC Natural Gas Engine Oil Saves City of Palm Springs US$906,000 Over 20 Years


Lubrication Engineers is proud to have helped one of their valued customers - City of Palm Springs, California Cogeneration Facility, by saving them nearly US$ 1 million over a 20 year period by using LE 8940 MONOLEC Natural Gas Engine Oil in their three Caterpillar G399 930 HP natural gas fired engines. These engines are linked to 650 KW generators and run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA (PRWEB) March 16, 2006 -- Lubrication Engineers is proud to have helped one of their valued customers - City of Palm Springs, California Cogeneration Facility, by saving them nearly US$ 1 million over a 20 year period by using LE 8940 MONOLEC Natural Gas Engine Oil in their three Caterpillar G399 930 HP natural gas fired engines.

These engines are linked to 650 KW generators and run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Downtime, high oil consumption & the emissions of these Caterpillar engines were all of great concern to the City and therefore 20 years ago they converted them to Lubrication Engineers engine oil. The results were incredible - oil consumption was reduced by 50%, head life was doubled and main bearings currently have over 50,000 hours or 8 years of service on them.

When all cost centres were factored in to compare the "before" & "after" costs of using a major commercial brand lubricant compared to the superior 'Enhanced Lubrication' properties of LE's 8940 MONOLEC Natural Gas Engine Oil, the resulting savings over the last 20 years were:

Total 20 Year Cost Savings by City of Palm Springs Cogeneration Facility:

Commercial Grade Oil               
Lubricants $706,305.60
Labour $237,600.00
Parts $615,495.00
Downtime $549,964.80
Total: $2,109,365.40

LE 8940 MONOLEC®
Lubricants $525,584.40
Labour $111,600.00
Parts $307,747.50
Downtime $258.316.80
Total: $1,203,248.70
LE 8940 MONOLEC® has therefore saved City of Palm Springs: US$ 906,116.70

When the customer previously used a major commercial brand lubricant in the Caterpillar engines, oil consumption averaged 3 gallons per engine per day. All eight heads per engine were being replaced every year at a cost of $835 per head as well as nine bearings per engine at a cost of $145 per bearing that were being replaced every four years or 25,000 hours.

Since changing to LE's 8940 MONOLEC 20 years ago, oil consumption at the cogeneration facility only averages 1½ gallons per day per engine - a 50% reduction in consumption. Head life has been extended to two years instead of the original year. Main bearings currently have over 50,000 hours or 8 years of service life on them and are spotless and still in operation. 50,000 hours would be equivalent to over 2 million miles in an over-the-road engine. Piston packs and connecting rods that were replaced every four years now have over eight years or 50,000 hours on them with no signs of wear. LE's 8940 MONOLEC® Natural Gas Engine Oil is a premium quality detergent engine oil for use in natural gas burning engines requiring low ash oil. It provides anti-wear protection, oxidation & corrosion inhibition as well as containing MONOLEC®, LE's exclusive wear-reducing additive.

"LE products compared to conventional products - you would have to be a fool not to use LE products. LE products always work - even on a bad day!" commented Steve Vincie, Senior Cogeneration HVAC Technician & Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, City of Palm Springs Cogeneration Facility.

City of Palm Springs Cogeneration Facility also use other high quality LE lubricants: LE 1275 ALMAPLEX® Industrial Lubricant in air handlers, LE 3752 ALMAGARD® Vari-Purpose Lubricant as a general purpose grease, LE 6803 MULTILEC® Industrial Oil in cooling towers and LE 6404 MONOLEC® R&O Compressor/Turbine Oil in all air compressors.

Lubrication Engineers Inc, USA has been a leader in lubricants since 1951. LE manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of heavy-duty, premium quality lubricants formulated from the highest quality 100% select paraffinic base stocks. These lubricants are manufactured under an ISO9001:2000 certified quality system at a state of the art plant in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

LE's objective: increase your profitability. LE products are designed to increase profitability through: longer equipment life, extended service intervals (reduced lubricant consumption), energy reductions, reliability (less downtime), fewer repairs (fewer parts & less labour) as well as less inventory (multi-purpose products) LE products are available worldwide (outside USA, Canada & Mexico) through LE International AG's network of over 55 distributors.

For information on your nearest LE International Distributor please contact: LE Inc: Telephone: +1 817 834 6321
Visit: www.le-inc.com or www.le-international.com

LE Products
Versatile lubricants with unequalled performance - LE products are designed to give unmatched performance in virtually any application operating under conditions that vary from normal to severe.
LE has dedicated their resources to continually provide customers with high performance, consistent quality lubricants:o R&D continually investigates advanced technology to develop tomorrow's lubricants. LE's own additive company, The Almasol Corporation, perfected wear-reducing additives which have been used on every US manned space mission.o Customers benefit from LE's four exclusive and proprietary additives:o ALMASOL® - Greatly reduces friction, heat & wear while withstanding very high loads and temperatures up to 1900°F (1038°C)o MONOLEC® - Vastly increases oil film strength while reducing friction, heat and wear.o QUINPLEX® - Provides water and moisture resistance.o PYROSHIELD® - For use in extreme heavy duty and shock loadingo Superior base oils - LE's petroleum lubricants contain 100% Mid-Continent paraffinic base oils. Using special refining techniques, these base oils have a saturated molecular structure similar to the synthetic PAO's. Thus, they offer excellent oxidation resistance, superior lubricity, long life and few deposits / sludge.

Lubrication Engineers is the single lubrication source for:
Greases, Open & Enclosed gear lubricants, Food grade lubricants, Power fluids, Fuel supplements, Engine Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Turbine Oils, Rock Drill Oils, Compressor Oils, Synthetic Lubricants, Fuel Supplements, and Wire Rope Lubricants
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