New Filtration Services Offered

DUTCH CLEAN is a fluid conditioning program that will save you money by prolonging the effective life of your lubricants, thus your equipment. This state of the art filtration process can restore your dirty lubricants to a “better than new” cleanliness level which helps prolong equipment life. In many cases, fluid conditioning can be performed at 50% of the cost of new oil.

Learn more about DUTCH CLEAN here.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mark Weathers at 662-327-0228 or email at mweathers@dutchlubricants.com.

Dutch Sales Staff Recognized for Performance

Dutch Lubricants sales staff “Best of the Best” for 2015 were honored January 21-22, 2016 at the Annual Awards Banquet in Birmingham, AL.  This was a celebration of leadership along with surpassing their goals and outstanding accomplishments for 2015.  It was a great event with lots of positive outlook for the future.

Sheryl James was recognized for delivering the largest year-over-year increase in gross profit.

Sheryl James was recognized for delivering the largest year-over-year increase in gross profit.

 

David Longshore was recognized for selling the most gallons of Lubricant products in 2015.

David Longshore was recognized for selling the most gallons of Lubricant products in 2015.

 

Great Team…Great Future!  Congratulations to all the sales staff honored!

PC-11 Approved

PC-11 Gets Green Light
by Steve Swedberg

Borrowed from the Dec 16, 2016 Issue of LUBE REPORT

 

AUSTIN, Texas – PC-11, the next heavy-duty engine oil upgrade, received the go-ahead from both ASTM and the American Petroleum Institute here last week. The new category – which API officially will call CK-4 along with its fuel economy version, FA-4 – now is assured of being available for licensing on Dec. 1, 2016.

Products meeting API CK-4 will continue to be backwards compatible with earlier categories, such as CJ-4 and CI-4PLUS. However, API FA-4 may have only limited backwards compatibility due to the fact that its minimum high-temperature, high-shear viscosity falls below that specified in prior category requirements.

The PC-11 approvals came in a flurry of meetings on Dec. 8, 9 and 10 during the half-yearly gathering of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. First, ASTM’s Heavy Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel, chaired by Shawn Whitacre of Chevron, had to review and accept all of PC-11’s tests and limits, which it did Dec. 8.

Immediately following, two other stakeholder groups chimed their agreement: the Diesel Engine Oil Advisory Panel, which represents engine builders and oil and additive companies and is jointly chaired by Steve Kennedy of ExxonMobil and Greg Shank of Volvo Powertrain; and the New Category Development Team, led by Dan Arcy of Shell, which began working on PC-11 back in December 2011 and adroitly steered it to completion.

On Dec. 9, ASTM D02 Technical Committee B moved to ballot the new standard, a simple formality now that all hurdles have been cleared. Joe Franklin of Intertek is this committee’s chairman.

That left API’s Lubricants Group, chaired by Scott Lindholm of Shell, to write PC-11 into Document 1509, which governs the institute’s engine oil licensing system. Thanks to the group’s unanimous vote on Dec. 10, oil marketers can now lay plans to roll out CK-4 and FA-4 products next Dec. 1. That will be the first date licensees may display these designations in the trademarked API “donut” on their labels.

There are still several issues API will need to clean up in the coming months. First, the VGRA-BOI work is ongoing, with matrix testing unfinished yet.

VGRA, viscosity grade read-across, is allowed under API 1509 as a means of reducing engine sequence test costs, by comparing certain engine test results across multiple viscosity grades. Often, for example, lower viscosity oils have more difficulty in successfully passing certain procedures; if an SAE 10W-30 oil earns a passing grade, its results can be read across to a heavier grade such as SAE 15W-40, eliminating the need to run additional tests.

The same holds true for BOI, or base oil interchange. API has grouped base oils according to specific properties, such as sulfur content, saturates content and viscosity index. If a company with an approved engine oil formulation wants to change base oils, BOI guidelines may allow the blender to replace at least some of the original base oil without entirely re-testing the formulation.

So far, enough supporting data has been generated to establish BOI between Group II base oils for PC-11, but not for switching between Group II and Group III, nor for switching within the pool of Group III base oils.

Another and more provocative issue is how marketers will label the new oils – CK-4 and FA-4 – and how they’ll communicate the differences effectively to end users.

API commissioned a study to determine what users value and believe to be descriptive of oil performance. The first results from this study showed that brand name and viscosity grade are the only information that participants consistently said they recognize! The API donut trademark and other terminology are mysteries to most users.

Given that, API has decided to develop an educational piece to communicate the benefits of engine oils with API category designations, which will include information about the importance of viscosity grade and its impact on fuel economy.

During the PC-11 development process, several ideas were tested and discarded regarding public awareness efforts. One proposal was to create an exotic viscosity grade, “SAE 26,” which presumably would identify heavy duty engine oils meeting the FA-4 definition for the SAE XW-30 grade, which has a high-temperature, high-shear viscosity limit of 2.9 to 3.2 centiPoise.

However, there is also room in CK-4 for an SAE XW-30 with HTHS of 3.5 minimum cP. It’s recognized that this could create confusion for oil customers trying to select the correct product.

Another idea put forth was to label the viscosity grade as “SAE XW-30 L” or “SAE XW-30 H.” This was deemed just as confusing as the SAE 26 concept. In the end, the viscosity identification system was left unchanged.

While it will not affect first-licensing date, the documents that define engine oil categories are going to be revised to align with each other. API 1509 and ASTM D4485 are the two documents which identify the necessary tests and results to describe each oil category. Over the years, differences in terminologies and language conventions have resulted in some tortuous definitions and awkward footnotes. This is being addressed by a task force and corrections are being made to ASTM D4485 to assure continuity and uniformity.

 

WHAT IS PC-11?

COLUMBUS, MS – PC-11, the new engine oil category for diesel engines.
To find out what its about and what it means for your
vehicle… Continue reading

Dutch Lubricants Honors Top Performers at 2014 Awards Banquet

COLUMBUS, MS – Dutch Lubricants held its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, July 22nd in Columbus.

The following individuals were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the success of the Dutch Lubricants organization in 2013:

Joan Morgan – Sales Person of the Year

David Longshore – Silver Sales Award

Jerry Lawrence – Bronze Sales Award

“Bobcat” Wendell Wright – Truck Driver of the Year

Gail Gartman and Lilly Setiawan – “You Make a Difference” Award

Mike Byrd was also recognized for his loyalty and service to the Dutch Lubricants family.  He will be missed as he moves into retirement (or tries to)!

Dutch Lubricants, LLC is a top regional supplier of quality industrial, transport, aviation, equipment, and basic retail lubricant products to a broad spectrum of customers.  With four distribution centers, Dutch Lubricants serves markets in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana.  To learn more about Dutch Lubricants, visit www.dutchlubricants.net.

Dutch Lubricants is a subsidiary of The Dutch Group.  To learn more about The Dutch Group, visit www.thedutchgroup.net.

Dutch Lubricants Named July Marketer of the Month by Phillips 66

COLUMBUS, MS – Dutch Lubricants was named national marketer of the month by Phillips 66 Lubricants.  According to Bret Healy of Phillips 66, “the level of service they provide for all their customers is second-to-none.  As a Phillips 66 Lubricants customer, Dutch is always open to new ideas, new products to market, and motivated to grow their thriving business, and overall, great to work with.”

Dutch Lubricants, LLC is a top regional supplier of quality industrial, transport, aviation, equipment, and basic retail lubricant products to a broad spectrum of customers.  With four distribution centers, Dutch Lubricants serves markets in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana.  To learn more about Dutch Lubricants, visit www.dutchlubricants.net.

Dutch Lubricants is a subsidiary of The Dutch Group.  To learn more about The Dutch Group, visit www.thedutchgroup.net.

Dutch Lubricants Celebrates Top Performers at Annual Awards Dinner

Columbus, MS, August 27, 2013 – On Monday evening, Dutch Lubricants held its annual Awards Dinner and Banquet at Old Waverly Country Club in West Point, MS.  In an evening filled with celebration of recent successes and progress, the following individuals were honored as top performers:

  • Salesperson of the Year – Joan Morgan
  • Operational Excellence Award – Tom Sneed and Jon Taylor
  • “Above and Beyond” Award – Jerry Lawrence, Gayle Jennings, David Longshore, and Derf Bryant
  • Shining Star Award – Gary Clark
  • Truck Driver of the Year – Perry Hughes
  • “Fry Master Award” – Jerry Lawrence

Shell Hosts Innovation Summit

Houston, TX, January 8, 2013 – On Monday, Shell launched a two-day innovation summit at the Shell Technology Center in Houston.  The event connects leaders in business and technology to explore collaboration and innovative thinking on complex societal issues.

According to Matthias Bichsel, director of Projects & Technology at Royal Dutch Shell, “Shell has spent over a billion dollars a year on researching and developing new technologies – more than any of our peers.  This investment in innovation and a consistent commitment to collaboration are essential to spark new ideas and develop solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.”

The Shell Innovation Summit features an interactive exhibit hall and two days of sessions featuring renowned speakers and panelists focused on the value of innovation, technology, and the future of energy.

To read more, visit Shell US.

Dutch Lubricants Unveils New Website

Columbus, MS, November 29, 2012 – Dutch Lubricants, an independent subsidiary of The Dutch Group, launched its new website today: www.dutchlubricants.net.  The new site is about providing useful tools and resources for existing customers, potential customers, and the general public.  Dutch Lubricants believes that making these resources readily-available will provide customers with the information needed to make informed purchasing decisions.

Enhancements to the site include:

  • Clean User Interface – allows the user to navigate freely and easily through the site
  • Online Account Management Tool – existing customers can log in through a secure portal to manage and place orders
  • Enhanced Dutch Fleet Services Site – provides information for users interested in a fleet management account, as well as account management resources for existing customers
  • Robust Description of Products and Services Available

“We are excited about this new site,” said Rex Gillis, President of The Dutch Group.  “This resource reflects Dutch Lubricants’ commitment to improving the customer experience through technology and innovation.”

Dutch Lubricants, LLC is a top regional supplier of quality industrial, transport, aviation, equipment, and basic retail lubricant products to a broad spectrum of customers.  With four distribution centers, Dutch Lubricants serves markets in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana.  To learn more about Dutch Lubricants, visit www.dutchlubricants.net.

Dutch Lubricants is a subsidiary of The Dutch Group.  To learn more about The Dutch Group, visit www.thedutchgroup.net.