Understanding Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI)
Efficiency is key to top engine performance, as new engines are being built to address fuel economy and emissions standards. To achieve efficiency and increased power, automakers began downsizing engines. Although efficiency was achieved, the performance of engines began to suffer. To offset the changes, automakers added turbochargers to the downsized engines to boost operating pressure. The reduction of engine size and the addition of turbochargers has led to the phenomenon of Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI). LSPI is “an abnormal combustion event caused by higher in-cylinder pressures…while operating under low speed, high-torque conditions“.
Congratulations to Tim Weaver on becoming a Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS), licensed by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
Like most parents, they believe they always know best. In most cases, this is accurate (at least that’s what we’ll say) except when it comes to the myths of engine idling.
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Our #MeetTheTeamMonday provides an inside scoop on the people who make Brewer-Hendley Oil Company what it is today. We want to stay true to our value of family and showcase the incredible employees that make up our family tree. Every other Monday a different employee, in various departments, will feature items that speak to their personality. Our goal is to better connect and offer the warmest of welcomes into our Brewer-Hendley home. Meet Auburn Smith 🔥
October 13 marks the celebration of #NationalTrainYourBrainDay! By tapping into their brain’s potential, Brewer-Hendley sales representatives allow our company to have some of the most educated oil specialists at your service!
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Did you know that particle contamination in lubricants is the number 1 cause of lubricant-related equipment failures and it’s estimated that 82% of component wear is particle-induced, with abrasion wear accounting for two-thirds of that figure?
Particle contamination can be harmful to equipment, as this often lead to equipment failure and money lost. No matter what industry you work in, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, etc., fighting particle contamination of lubricating oils should be a top priority.