Today, Sasol launched its Sasol turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm in the South African market. This is the lowest sulphur content diesel available in South Africa and has advanced detergency and lubricity properties to keep the engine and fuel injection system clean and well protected. It is ideally suited to compliment the modern day fuel to enable these engines to run efficiently, while producing less harmful exhaust emissions.
Sasol turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm is guaranteed to contain 10ppm sulphur or less and allows latest technology vehicles fitted with exhaust after treatment devices to operate freely in South Africa and will require less regeneration effort (less fuel consumed) to keep such devices in an active state and extend its service life.
This development is a step forward in moving South Africa closer to cleaner fuel specifications in line with international standards. Sasol turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm already complies with the sulphur and cetane requirements.
“We are continuously looking for ways to enhance our products to enable the latest technology vehicles to be introduced in South Africa and ultimately benefit the general consumer. It is indeed a huge milestone for Sasol and South Africa” said Mohamed Carrim, Retail Manager at Sasol Oil.
Benefits of Sasol turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm
Ultra-low sulphur content
Guaranteed sulphur content of less than 10ppm
Clean engine and fuel systems ensure optimum performance
Clean-up effect of performance additives improves vehicle acceleration over time
Improved fuel economy
Less regeneration and cumulative effect of performance additives reduce overall fuel consumption
According to Carrim, the Sasol turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm is suitable for all diesel vehicles, from the latest technology to older generation models, with and without turbocharging.
“A key part of the Sasol turbodieselTMULS 10ppm is its advanced detergency. This prevents or removes deposit build-up in the engine and fuel system, allowing the engine to operate at optimum efficiency and sustain optimum fuel consumption over time. Continued use will maintain new fuel systems as well as clean up dirty fuel systems,” he said.
Sasol is a pioneer in fuels technology and through its world-class fuels R&D, it produces products that are high performance, enabling South Africa to increasingly benefit from ever-improving, efficient vehicle engine technology.
Sasol turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm is available at 78 forecourts in Gauteng and Mpumalanga. The product will be selectively rolled-out to the other areas in 2014 and 2015.