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The Story on Cetane

03 Mar 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in Industry Information

What is cetane? The cetane number (CN) of diesel fuel is a measure of the ignition quality of the fuel based on the ignition delay in an engine. Ignition delay measures the time between the start of injection and the start of combustion. In order…

KOST® USA is excited to announce that we will be rolling out a NEW formulation of our DefendAL® HD ELC Antifreeze. This formula will offer the same excellent protection with NO 2-EH! 2-Ethylhexanoic acid (2-EH) is an organic acid inhibitor commonly found in organic acid…

2019 Driver of the Year

17 Feb 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in News

We are excited to announce our 2019 Driver of the Year Winner: Mike Reese Mike was awarded this honor at the 2019 Safety Banquet held this past Saturday, February 8th in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike joined McPherson in October 2004 as a member of the Fuel…

While the end goal of every root cause failure analysis (RCFA) RCFA program is the same – to maximize productivity and minimize unscheduled equipment downtime by preventing recurrence of the same or related failure – some programs are more effective than others. Best-in-class programs are…

ExxonMobil Product Announcements

31 Jan 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in Product Announcements

This week, ExxonMobil released several product announcements. Here’s a rundown: 1. ExxonMobil is announcing the retirement of Mobil Delvac 1 5W-40 in all package sizes. This retirement is effective immediately, pending inventory run out. Follow the typical tank transition protocol by running the current tank…

Announcing the Customer Experience Rep of 2019!

21 Jan 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in News

2019 marked a new approach for us at McPherson Oil. We transformed from a Customer Service model to a Customer Experience model. The goal as a department was to focus on the customer journey which means from before they place an order until after they…

Steel Manufacturer Extends Roll Mill Bearing Life

07 Jan 2020, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

An Alabama steel manufacturer operates a roll mill stand that utilizes several greased bearings. While using a lithium-based grease in its bearings, the manufacturer experienced two bearing failures per year due to corrosion and rust. When roll mill bearings fail, the bearing requires replacement and…