Metal Conditioner - Test Results
Conditions Moving Metal Parts
MC2 is an anti-friction metal conditioner. It is a synthetic additive designed to be used with any lubricant. By utilizing nanotechnology, MC2 bonds to metal filling the microscopic imperfections in the surface. MC2 lowers the coefficient of friction, lowers operating temperatures, and increases surface hardness. This means engines run cooler, longer, and more efficiently. MC2 isn't for engines only. It can be used in transmissions, differentials, power steering, hydraulics, and air conditioning. It can also be added to diesel fuel for off-road use.
During development, ASTM testing was performed at Engineered Lubricants and St. Louis Testing Laboratories to prove using MC2 works better than using oil alone.
The Epsilon Linear Precision Test Machine
The Epsilon Linear Precision Test Machine evaluates friction, wear, and extreme pressure properties of lubricants and greases. It has the ability to evaluate the rate of wear throughout the test duration and compare wear in real time to all other indicated variables such as torque, friction, coefficient of friction, load, specimen temperature, and fluid temperature. The Epsilon has a digital micrometer to measure wear accurately to .0001 in. The controller and data acquisition is handled by a computer. Test ASTM D3233 was performed by Engineered Lubricants on the Epsilon comparing a sample treated with MC2 to a sample lubricated by oil alone. In this test, a metal pin is spun against four vee bars. The vee bars are gradually forced together. The load is increased over the course of the test, and the results are listed below.
- Direct Load - 49% Improvement
The sample treated with MC2 was able to carry a final direct load 49% greater than 10W30 oil. MC2 carried a load of 3,000 lbf compared to the oil carrying a load of only 2,007 lbf.
- Friction - 57% Improvement
As the load is increased, the force of friction increases as well. MC2 shows much less friction as a force when compared to oil alone. MC2 is 92.1 lbf compared to 10W30 oil at 216.7 lbf, a 57% improvement.
- Specimen Temperature - 185 Degrees Cooler
When friction is increased so is temperature. The treated sample maintained a lower temperature than the baseline oil alone. Specimen temperature is measured by a thermocouple on the back of the vee bars. MC2 was 464 degrees F compared to 649 degrees F for 10W30 oil.
- Fluid Temperature - 77 Degrees Cooler
Fluid temperature is the temperature of the lubricant being tested. The sample treated with MC2 was 210 degrees F compared to 287 degrees F for the oil alone. Again, MC2 outperformed the 10W30 oil.
- Wear - 123% Reduction
Wear is dramatically reduced with the treated sample. MC2 shows virtually no wear to the pin. The 10W30 oil shows wear of .0030 in. MC2 reduced the wear by 123% in this instance.
- Torque - 57% Reduction
With an increase in the direct load, not only are friction and temperature increased, greater force is required to spin the pin at a constant rpm. The torque required for the MC2 sample is only 46.1 lbf in compared to the 108.4 lbf in for 10W30 oil, a reduction of 57%. Less energy is required to spin the pin treated with MC2 than the 10W30. This means MC2 can help lower your fuel costs. MC2 users have reported as much as 16% increases in fuel mileage.
- Coefficient of Friction - 57% Reduction
This is possible, in part, because MC2 has lowered the coefficient of friction by more than 57%. The MC2 sample shows a coefficient of friction of only 0.07 compared to 0.16 of the 10W30 oil alone.
- Humidity Cabinet Test
Engineered Lubricants tested the rust prevention ability of MC2 in a simulated environment in their humidity cabinet. Oil is made up of aliphatic carbon chains. On these chains, there are random double bond carbon atoms. At the position of the double bond, water molecules can be attached. Loosely held water will cause oxidation of steel parts. MC2 is able to help deactivate the water molecules by being blended with the oil and producing tightly bound hydrophilic compounds to result in steel parts free of rusting tendencies. The standard 10W30 oil showed a 10% tendency to rust metal parts after two weeks in the humidity cabinet.
MC2 showed no tendency to rust at the completion of the test. These tests were performed by Engineered Lubricants. These laboratory results are intended to be helpful and informative. They are based on our best experience, current industry testing procedures, and information provided with the sample, which we believe to be reliable. We cannot assume responsibility for any loss or accident that may result from the use of the information given.
- Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test
ASTM D-2272 is used to determine a lubricants resistance to oxidation and sludge formation using accelerated test conditions that involve high temperature, high pressure, oxygen, the presence of water, and active metal catalysts. MC2 passed this test, causing no significant difference to base oil.
- Surface Hardness Test
The ASTM E 384-10 test was performed by St. Louis Testing Laboratories. This test shows that MC2 increases surface hardness of metal of the Rockwell Scale.