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About Jepson Petroleum
Jepson Petroleum Ltd. is a leading wholesaler of lubricants and fuels across Alberta. With over 25 years in the business, Jepson Petroleum have the experience and the knowledge in a wide range of commercial industries, including mining, manufacturing, agriculture, construction and transportation.
Owner, Jepson Petroleum
In December 2016, API CK-4 and FA-4 were introduced as the new industry standards for heavy duty diesel engine oils. These specifications were designed to deliver superior performance over previous API CJ-4 and older categories, with a specific focus on delivering superior durability. The ultimate performance test is to see the new oils deliver in the real world.
For Jepson Petroleum, the first challenge came in communicating the upgrades and benefits of API CK-4 and FA-4 to customers. The second challenge was in knowing how the new oils would perform across the extreme temperatures of Jepson Petroleum’s native region of Calgary, Alberta, which can vary from one day +20°C to the next -20°C.
As a long-standing partner of Jepson Petroleum, Petro-Canada Lubricants proposed a field trial focused on DURON HP 15W-40 and its response in meeting the demands of varied use (long haul and long idles) experienced by Jepson Petroleum and many of its customers.
"The obvious answer to the challenge was to test the products in our own vehicles, so we could say to customers we have tried the new oils and we’ve seen with our own eyes that they truly deliver what they say they will. We’d never sell anything to a customer that we wouldn’t use ourselves," said Dayton Cowan, Fleet Operations, Maintenance, Jepson Petroleum.
"We worked with Petro-Canada Lubricants to design a detailed trial of DURON HP 15W-40, testing the oil’s performance within a variety of engines. We were supported by Petro-Canada Lubricants throughout the trial to ensure the oils were being tested to their absolute limit." Randy Cook, Operations Manager, Jepson Petroleum
* Extending drain intervals should always be undertaken in conjunction with an oil analysis program.
The Test Engines - Bulk Fuel Delivery Vehicles
The Test Protocol
BN/AN Trend in Cummins ISX, CAT C15 and DD15
BN and AN cross over is a typical indication of the need to change the oil. DURON HP 15W-40 demonstrates up to 1,000 hr drain extensions.
"The results were exceptional and beyond what we anticipated. We now have first-hand evidence to show customers and demonstrate the real-time performance of DURON™ HP 15W-40. This process has really cemented our trust in Petro-Canada Lubricants and given us total faith and confidence in the DURON next generation product line." Dave Jepson, Owner, Jepson Petroleum
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Petro-Canada Lubricants and long-standing partner, Jepson Petroleum Alberta Ltd., recently announced the results of their joint field trial, testing t...ReadNews