“The most Technologically Advanced Coolant on the market today.”
OUR PRODUCTS ARE:
- Longer Life
No longer is there need for costly change outs of engine coolant. A true “fill for life” product providing superior protection, maintenance free technology that lasts up to 250,000 kms / 8 years for automotive and light vehicles, 1.25 million kms / 24,000 hours for heavy duty diesel engines and up to 32,000 hours for marine engines.
- OEM Suitable
Our products suit all major Original Equipment Manfacturers (OEM) equipment and meet and exceed most global coolant standards giving you peace of mind.
- No SCA Additives
Due to Total Coolants non-depleting properties it provides significant cost savings eliminating the need to add continual Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCA’s) at scheduled service intervals.
- Environmentally Friendly
Our products are classified as “readily biodegradable” posing no harm to the environment in turn decreasing expensive disposal costs. Our products are classified as NON-TOXIC according to the criteria of NOHSC making them safe for any person coming in contact with the product.
Old Conventional Coolant Technology VS New Total Coolant OAT Longlife Coolant
Old Conventional Coolant Technology
Most conventional coolants are based upon phosphate, silicate and nitrite chemistry to protect the components of engine cooling systems from liner cavitation and corrosion. These chemicals however deplete rapidly in service, and require regular monitoring and replenishment by way of the addition of SCA’s at scheduled service intervals to ensure satisfactory protection of an engine cooling system.
New Total Coolant OAT Longlife Coolant
Total Coolants longlife engine coolants are based on non-depleting carboxylate technology. This technology provides superior protection to all components of the cooling system including those exotic materials like aluminum and magnesium found in the modern day engine. Unlike conventional coolants the need for regular additions of SCA’s at scheduled service intervals is no longer required, providing a true longlife product which provides significant cost savings. Its non-toxic properties make it Readily Biodegradable adressing any environmental and occupational health and safety issues.
The modern day engine has developed significantly over the last decade and is producing more power and more heat than ever before. Engines are becoming considerably lighter and to achieve this we are using more exotic materials like aluminum and magnesium in the manufacturing process. More advanced seal mediums and polymers are being used all of which also require protection via the coolant. We are seeing coolant related issues now earlier than ever before and the old adage of the equipment is “low on coolant just top it up with some water” is an education process that every individual and work shop person now has to change.
The engine coolant chemistry we have been using for the past 20 years termed “Conventional Coolants” are now simply not adequate, most of the chemicals in that technology was designed to protect cast iron. This chemistry was what we termed a limited life product, in that the chemicals in those packages deplete in service and are required to be topped up by way of Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCA’s) in either liquid form or by way of chemical blocks housed within a radiator filter.
Engine original equipment manufactures (OEM’s) needed to find a solution to extend warranty periods on engines, it was achievable with the move to synthetic oils but coolant chemistry was a long way behind..Until now…
An coolant technology based on essentially non-depleting corrosion inhibitors known as carboxylates of organic acids (OAT) is available from Total Coolants. This new longlife generation technology has been adopted by major car and diesel engine manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, Caterpillar and MTU Detroit Diesel in extended life coolant products that are here in the Asia Pacific Region.
Heavy duty engines have gone through significant design changes and each evolutionary improvement to engine technology has placed greater demand on the performance of the coolant. More than 60% of today’s heavy duty engine repair costs can be attributed to damage caused by poor cooling system maintenance. Increased engine power, cylinder compression pressures and heavier cylinder components have increased liner excitation and the chance of liner cavitations if the coolant is inadequate. As each piston strikes its liner during the firing sequence it flexes and creates a fine, high speed vibration. The vibration creates a low pressure area where the coolant flows between the cylinder liner and the coolant itself. Pitting occurs when air bubbles form because the coolant cannot maintain contact with the vibrating liners and implode on the surface of the liner eroding microscopic pieces of metal.
If the liners are not protected by an additive film, pitting can result in a hole through the liner wall, allowing coolant to enter the combustion system. When only water is used as a coolant engine liners can be pitted to the point of penetration in as little as 500 hours of operation.
Most conventional coolant formulations use chemicals such as nitres to protect liners, and use high concentrations of silicates and phosphates to protect against corrosion. However, the drawback is that these chemicals deplete or are used up in service.
For instance, as the concentration of nitrite decreases the protective film on liners reform more slowly after it has been worn away by the air bubbles. If silicate and phosphate compounds build up in a system, either through incorrect dosage or reaction with hard water, water pump seals may be damaged. Gel-like silicates deposits may form in low flow areas when the coolant pH drops.
The dosage of SCA’s must normally be carefully monitored to ensure proper corrosion protection and prevent over dosing, leading to lead solder corrosion and radiator plugging.
Total Coolants products are formulated with organic carboxylates which replace the silicate, nitrite, borate and phosphate inhibitors and provide a film and the superior pitting protection qualities to that of nitrite chemicals.
In addition these carboxylates are not used up in the process. The new technology is also said to provide outstanding aluminium protection,particularly at high temperatures.
Extended Service Life
Supported by millions of test kilometres, the Total Coolant technology more than doubles the life of conventional coolants to 250,000 kms or 5 years for automotive / light passenger vehicles.
For on highway truck and bus engines, off-road and commercial engines product product lasts 500,000 kms / 6,000 hours or six years.
Coolant service life may be extended to 1,000,000 kms or 12,000 hours coupled with laboratory coolant analysis.
Total Coolants provides a complete sampling and management reporting system customised to each customer’s site. Periodic checking of the integrity of the cooling system is recommended using Total Coolants Test Strips at every scheduled service interval.
The Total Coolant long-life technology is available as ENVIROLife a water based product and ARCTICCOOL ethylene glycol or ARCTICCOOL propylene glycol formulation for sub zero temperatures.
The Total Coolant long-life coolant system is recommended for all automotive, heavy-duty diesel and natural gas applications for OEM’s including but not limited to : Ford, General Motors (GM), Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Mazda, Hyaundi, VW, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Subaru, Volvo, Scania, MAN, Iveco, Mack, MTU Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Liebeherr, O&K, Euclid, Deutz-MWM, Wartsilla-NSD, Waukesha… Total Coolant Longlife Coolants meet the phosphate-free requirements of European OEM’s and the silicate-free requirements of Japanese OEM’s.
Apart from the products unique biodegradable properties the longlife nature of the product allows longer service intervals and reduces the need for new coolant and decrease the impact on the environment.