The new cool

A nitrate-free engine coolant has hit the market with service life at a whopping 20,000 hours

The new cool
The new cool

March 10, 2011

Platinum is one of the world’s most precious metals, inspiring marketers to tag their new products with only the best of the rest with the prestigious label.

Industry sources say the 20,000 hour life from Cummins Filtration’s Fleetguard PG Platinum heavy duty engine coolant, released in Australia and New Zealand recently, lives up to the title.

The PG Platinum coolant ticks environmental boxes with improved environmental NAP-free formula that meets global OEM specifications.

NAP refers to coolants without environmentally deleterious nitrates, amines or phosphate chemicals.

Cummins Filtration South Pacific Sales Manager Gordon Schlieff says his company conducted extensive testing before the new formulation was approved for the market.

"This release builds on the success of our PG Plus coolant, and we are very pleased to introduce a new global standard in coolant technology," Schlieff says.

"It is a product truly suitable for any engine, anywhere."

Schlieff says Cummins Filtration takes environmental responsibility seriously.

"Being able to support sustainability with a NAP-free coolant that also offers excellent protection is important to our mission," he says.

Schlieff says the coolant is formulated to be more robust and tolerant of extreme operating conditions.

"With proper maintenance this product is a life-of-engine coolant, equating to 1.5 million kilometres or 20,000 hours."

The new coolant meets American Society for Testing and Materials standards and performance specifications of most major OEMs including Cummins, Detroit Diesel, MAN, Volvo, MACK, and Navistar.

It is approved for use in all diesel, petrol, LPG, and natural gas engines and is also suitable for engines using biodiesel.

With extended service intervals of 500,000 kilometres or 6,000 hours, PG Platinum gives freeze protection to -32 Celsius, anti-boil protection to 123.3 Celsius and provides ultimate liner pitting, corrosion, aluminium and solder protection for longer system life.

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