"It is estimated that industrialised countries lose between 2 and 4 percent of their GDP each year due to the effects of friction.”Lars Pleth Nielsen, Manager of the Tribology Center at the Danish Technological Institute and President of ENIWEP (the European Network for Industrial Wear Prevention)
Many years ago, those behind Lofrix developed a radically new way of dealing with the harmful effects of friction. The main distinguishing feature of this new technology was that it did not contain any particulates, even at a micro level, whereas existing technologies at the time contained solid particulates which, over extended periods, often caused significant harm to the plant and equipment into which they were introduced.
A lengthy programme of testing and trialling the technology was conducted with the co-operation of a number of large engineering companies. This was followed by an ever-widening series of closely-monitored, real-life applications in different industrial sectors under varying conditions – in the renewable industry, manufacturing, aerospace, printing, paper, construction etc.
This testing proved the technology was safe to use and caused no harm to plant or equipment. It also clearly demonstrated the benefits when applied to plant and equipment, for example: less energy use, reduced emissions, less heat, vibration and noise from operating equipment, and lower costs.
Lofrix Associates Limited was established in 2002 as the vehicle to carry forward the technology and, until now, the company has focussed mainly on marketing applications for industrial plant, wind turbines and other heavy equipment.
As well as on-going field testing, the company commissioned further extensive laboratory wear testing at the Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering at Huddersfield University, where it was determined that Lofrix technology provides very significant protection to metal components when added in small concentrations to conventional lubricating oils.
More recently, it has been independently demonstrated that the application of Lofrix technology in the engines and gearboxes of motor vehicles (whether diesel or petrol based) significantly reduces toxic emissions, including particulates from exhausts – as well as lowering fuel consumption. These benefits occur as a result of the following:
This results in a cleaner fuel burn and less unburnt and partly-burned fuel from exiting the exhaust as small particulates, which are dangerous to human health. This process also reduces the volume of these emissions which would otherwise increase as the engine becomes more contaminated over time.
To prove the emissions reduction quality, around 100 MOT emissions tests were undertaken which showed the difference in engine emissions before and after treatment with the technology, one of the factors that has led us to offer the technology in vehicle-treatment doses to the general public.
To view the emissions test report and data please access these here.