Shell Rotella created the website to be a resource for topics such as the fundamentals of PC-11, impending changes, testing updates and how it is expected to affect new, current and older engines when the category replaces API CJ-4 engine oils by 2017.
“PC-11 is a constantly developing specification and new information is available regularly to guide the industry through the expected changes,” said Kate Faucher, global marketing projects lead for Shell Lubricants. “The new Shell Rotella interactive PC-11 website will serve as a resource for fleets, owner/operators and anyone driving a diesel powered pickup truck or operating equipment to learn more about PC-11 and how it will affect their business.”
WhatisPC11.com shares the journey of the creation of PC-11, why a new oil standard is necessary and how new lower viscosity oils are being developed. Unlike past categories that are backward compatible with the previous category, the new category will have two subcategories, one that is backward compatible to older engines and one that will work with upcoming engine designs. Therefore, education about both oils will be vitally important to ensure seamless integration for every industry affected by this change, noted Shell.
“With two subcategories and new engine hardware tests, there will be lots of questions about how the oils will be formulated and which oil should be used for different applications,” said Dan Arcy, OEM technical manager for Shell Lubricants. “As we formulate and test the new oils, Shell Lubricants can offer valuable resources to those operating diesel engines both on- and off-highway to support them through the transition over the next few years.”
For more information on PC-11, visit www.whatisPC11.com.