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Coronavirus could impact supply chains next

As the virus continues to spread, inventory and supply chains could be its next victim. At the present time, we do not anticipate an interruption in supply, however, conditions could change rapidly without any opportunity to provide adequate notice. We will continue to communication any significant developments. Below is a link to the formal statement from our Vice President of Supply Chain, David Krause.

Engine Technology is Changing

By David Howard, Installed Specialist

Over the last few years there have been many changes in the oil industry. Let’s dive into changes in technology.

Think about how much vehicles have changed in the past few years. What may come to mind are all the new electronics, smart sensors, assisted driving features and more, but what’s less noticeable are the significant changes taking place under the hood.

Engine technology is evolving rapidly in response to three factors:

  • Legislated and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions
  • Consumers’ desire for lower fuel consumption which leads to cost savings
  • Demand for more engine power while still fulfilling numbers one and two.

By 2025, U.S. federal mandates call for a Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) of 54.5 miles per gallon. That doesn’t mean every car has to meet that standard, but that every manufacturer must meet that as an average across their entire fleet, which may span a range of vehicles from large SUVs and pickups to small hybrids and electric cars. (For comparison, the average today is 35.5 mpg.)

Author: David Lee, Chevron Corporation

What does this mean for you? There are a couple takeaways worth noting:

  • The growth of hybrid vehicle manufacturing will most assuredly impact the formulation of motor oils in the future.
  • The demand for full synthetic lubricants will continue to increase over the next 5 years and beyond.

Parman is dedicated to providing you with the products your customers need. If you have any questions or would like to request a quote contact us today.

How Oil Analysis Can Save You Money

By Kevin Thompson, CLS & OMA-1 (STLE), MLT-1 (ICML)

Taking care of high value assets in a manufacturing operation is like taking care of our own bodies. When the systems break down, we break down and cannot perform at our peak levels.  We go to the doctor and the first thing they do is poke us and take a blood sample. Why? Because our blood provides 90% of the data needed to accurately diagnose and prevent downtime in our bodies.

Oil sampling is the same thing. When was the last time you remember sampling your oil? Was it recent, or do you need to scratch your head for a minute? If it took you a minute or two, you are not alone. Many manufacturing, industrial and processing facilities are constantly looking at ways to lower costs, cut expenses and reduce downtime, all while keeping output and performance at peak efficiency. Many decision makers assume the race to efficiency and reliability is a sprint, but, it is truly a marathon. Short term vs. Long term, up-front costs vs. Cost of ownership as the old sayings go. Your company isn’t in a race that is over in a day, so why treat your Reliability program that way…?

The best way to start is with small steps and simple tasks. Plant reliability begins by taking samples of critical machines that drive performance in your operation. Your team can do this, or you can have a partner skilled in Plant Reliability perform these services. The sample data will give you the information needed to diagnose and prevent non-catastrophic failure events inside your operations. Why treat the flu if you have data that says you have another ailment? Same holds true for your equipment – why change the oil, for example, when the issue might be controllable with less expensive measures?

If you want to take full advantage of the programs and expertise available with a partner like Parman Energy Group, contact us today.

Chevron’s New Delo 600 ADF with OMNIMAX is a Game Changer

At Parman, we’re dedicated to bringing you best products available, which is why we’re so excited about Delo 600 ADF. This new line features an ultra-low ash formulation (0.4%) unlike anything else on the market.

What does that mean for you?

Based on the millions of miles of testing Chevron has conducted, it means a drastically increased diesel particulate filter (DPF) service life of up to 2.5x. It also means lower emissions and up to a 3% increase in fuel economy – which is good for the planet, and for your bottom line.

Chevron holds the exclusive patent on this new formulation, so you won’t find any other HDMO that performs at this level.

The new line will include Delo 600 ADF 15W-40 and Delo 600 ADF 10W-30. It will be available in December 2019. Talk to your Parman representative today to learn more about Delo 600 ADF with OMNIMAX.

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DEF-inite Improvements for Parman North

Minnesota DEF trailer
Parman Energy Group uses dedicated DEF trailers, like this new one in Minnesota.

Mid-September marked a big step in the right direction for our DEF business in Minnesota with the addition of a dedicated DEF trailer.  Having the ability to buy and pick-up in bulk has enabled us to offer our customers a more efficient level of service and increase our route capacities.

Mike Anderson making a 1100 gallon delivery. Previously – this stop would have taken over an hour to complete – Mike made this delivery in 25 minutes.

In the past, DEF was delivered off our dual-delivery units via totes. These DEF totes were taking up a large portion of the available trailer space and the driver’s time with moving totes and stingers throughout the day.  Deliveries made off the dual delivery trailers were pumped via a DEF cart at approximately 35 gallons minute vs the new trailer at 60 gallons per minute…. Almost double!

DEF driver and delivery
Driver Mike Anderson with the new DEF unit

With the new unit, we have already adjusted our routes to be able to deliver a 5,200-gallon load to an entire market area in a 9-hour period.  Previously these stops wouldn’t have all fit on one trailer, making deliveries take longer. Improvements like these will allows us to continue to deliver TOCS to our customers. At Parman Energy, we are always seeking ways to improve the level of service we can provide to our customers. We are looking forward to expanding our DEF business in the MN area with fast and reliable delivery!

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