Mettle Plus Technology Technical bulletin

 It is the proprietary formulation of CT Pro Mettle Plus  that gives Combustion Technologies’ lubricants the ability to withstand extreme pressure and friction as well and to provide lubrication over a much extended temperature range beyond that of most other commercial lubricants. CT Pro Mettle Plus lubricants molecular properties cause then to adhere to friction surfaces under the most trying operating conditions when continuous lubrication is most needed. CT Pro Mettle Plus lubricants are at their best in protecting expensive technical equipment as well as diesel and gasoline engines in every application be it automotive, rail and marine. They reduce heat load, wear and emissions.

The molybdenum in this proprietary line of lubricants is known as moly-trimer.

Most molybdenum compounds are moly-dimers that are less effective. These contain two molybdenum atoms vs. the three atoms in the trimer molecule.  It is this patented chemistry that provides the unique properties of this line of lubricants present in oil treatment, grease and protective lubricant spray. Combustion Technologies’ lubricants containing moly-trimers offer a significant reduction in friction and a demonstrable protection against wear.

The accompanying reduction in friction and resulting heat load also reduces emissions in internal combustion engines and improves fuel efficiency. Moly-trimers are faster acting than conventional Moly compounds; they provide excellent protection against lubricant oxidation and perform their best under extreme pressure.

The characteristics described can be clearly demonstrated in Sequence IVA, the industry standard wear measurement protocol of the ILSAC GF-3. * Friction reducing and low coefficient of friction are both tested under the HFFR test protocol. *

CT Pro Mettle Plus is an effective petroleum based anti-friction metal conditioner. It is non-flammable, non-corrosive and non-toxic. It contains stabilizing anti-oxidants and targeted metal deactivators to assure that CT Pro Mettle Plus performs to a higher standard and does not alter the chemical composition of oil.

CT Pro Mettle Plus treats friction surfaces directly and does not linger in oil. It is therefore a metal treatment and not an oil additive. When CT Pro Mettle Plus is added to engine oil it is in addition to the fully prescribed oil capacity in the sump. The added CT Pro Mettle Plus is then assumed into the friction surfaces and does not show as overfill after having bonded to friction surfaces.

Conventional motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil and gear oil, are flow lubricants that provide lubrication by creating an oil film barrier between friction surfaces.  Under conditions of extreme pressure and temperature in metal-on-metal contact surfaces the oil film flow is frequently breached resulting in impaired lubrication, increased wear and at times, catastrophic lubrication failure.

CT Pro Mettle Plus is designed to bond with metal surfaces at the molecular level to create an unbreachable protective buffer layer. It does not create a flowing lubricating film, rather, CT Pro Mettle Plus adheres to friction surfaces in a polarized molecular bond that is as stable as the metal itself. The layer of CT Pro Mettle Plus molecules is activated by extreme pressure and resulting heat.  This mechanism causes metal treatment to perform its best precisely where and when it is needed most. It does so without the use of damaging substances such as chlorine, Teflon, flour and ZDDP.

*1. ILSAC ILSAC Oil Specifications

ILSAC, International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee, is formed in 1992 by AAMA (American Automobile Manufacturers Association, representatives of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation) and JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association) to define the need, parameters, licensing and administration of lubricant specifications. The GF-3 standard has more stringent parameters regarding long-term effects of the oil on the vehicle emission system, improved fuel economy and improved volatility, deposit control and viscosity performance. The standard also requires less additive degradation and reduced oil consumption rates over the service life of the oil.

*2. The High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) is a microprocessor-controlled reciprocating friction and wear test system, which provides a fast, repeatable assessment of the performance of fuels and lubricants. It is particularly suitable for wear testing relatively poor lubricants such as diesel fuels and for boundary friction measurements of engine oils, greases and other compounds. It has become the industry standard test for diesel fuel lubricity and conforms to ASTM D6079, ASTM D7688, CEC F-06-A, ISO 12156, EN 590, JPI-5S-50 and IP