Shell Lubricants expanded its portfolio with the introduction of Shell Rotella Extended Life Coolant – Nitrite Free (ELC NF).
The new coolant joins the Shell Rotella coolant portfolio as the companion to Shell Rotella Ultra ELC. Both products are designed to meet the requirements of a growing segment of commercial vehicles that are moving to nitrite free engine antifreeze/coolant formulations to better protect aluminum components, said Shell.
“Shell Rotella ELC-NF was formulated to meet more severe operational conditions of modern, hot-running engines,” said Stede Granger, OEM technical manager, Shell Lubricants. “This is particularly important for new emission engines, especially those with exhaust gas recirculation.”
Shell Rotella ELC-NF provides improved protection of aluminum components including modern brazed aluminum heat exchangers and meets many of the newest OEM specifications, noted Shell. The coolant is proven for extended life operation in medium- and heavy-duty diesel, gasoline, LNG and natural gas vehicles and engines.
Shell Rotella ELC-NF offers outstanding heat transfer that is superior to conventional coolants as well as excellent cavitation (pitting) and related damage protection on cylinder liners, according to Shell. The company added that it can help extend the life of water pumps, radiators and other cooling system components. Rotella ELC NF is compatible with other extended-life coolants and has no supplemental coolant additives or extender use required for the life of the coolant.
“As engine technology advances, we continue to develop new products such as the Shell Rotella ELC NF with our customer’s current and future maintenance needs in mind,” said Chris Guerrero, global marketing manager, Shell Lubricants.“We know our hardworking customers are looking for the best products that help them meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges for on- and off-highway engines. Shell is excited to offer a new product that fulfills customer needs, and is a great addition to our coolant portfolio.”
Shell Rotella ELC NF meets industry required ASTM D3306, D4985 and D6210 and TMCRP 329 and RP 364 requirements. Shell Rotella ELC NF is also suitable for the following applications:
- Detroit Diesel 93K217
- Cummins medium- and heavy-duty on-road engines
- Mack Truck
- Navistar MPAPS B-1 Type IIIA (formerly Int CEMS B-1)
- Volvo TSI 184-001
- Ford WSS-M97B44D
- GM 6277M
For updates and information on Shell Rotella products, visit www.rotella.com.