Top Q & As
Q. "What is Biodiesel and why do we use it ?"
A. Biodiesel emanates mainly from vegetable oils or animal fats and waste cooking oil from restaurants and is used extensively in diesel fuel throughout Europe.
Biodiesel is used to;
Reduced our dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels for energy
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
Reduce air pollution through widespread use
Q. "Why don't the oil companies & refineries put this additive in?"
A. Manufacturing (refining) Diesel fuel is only part of the process. Certain additives need to be added to the refined Diesel fuel to bring the product up to EN 590 spec', such as cetane enhancers, stabilisers and anti oxidants. In winter cold flow improvers are added to create a winter grade.
Refineries operate on extremely low profit margins, as long as the product leaving the gate meets the required specification, they are under no obligation to further enhance it or incur additional costs.
Q. "Are STRATUS products compatible with products used for SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction)?"
A. The two products are totally compatible and are applied at different stages. STRATUS products are for application to fuel before combustion , whereas products such as Adblue are applied to eliminate exhaust gases, such as NOx.
Q. "Will STRATUS ARCTIC 1000 Diesel Cold Flow Improver make gelled fuel workable?"
A. Unfortunately it will not. STRATUS ARCTIC 1000 is purely a preventative maintenance product. Application of ARCTIC 1000 to fuel prior to severe winter conditions is the only sure way of averting fuel gelling.
Q."What is the shelf-life of STRATUS products?"
A. At least two years , provided they are not subject to extremes of temperatures whilst in storage.
Q. "Will applying Stratus fuel treatments to Diesel fuel affect 'Adblue' ?"
A. Using Stratus additives will have absolutely no impact on the effectiveness of Adblue and the SCR system. By the time the gases created by the treated fuel's combustion reaches the exhaust system, the fuel is completely spent. No trace of additive remains at this stage to create any form of incompatibility between the two processes of combustion and NOx reduction.
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