UniglideFriction Reducing Concentrate - Tech Explanation
1) Certain other products contain a high proportion of aromatics, or other volatile solvents, which easily evaporate after a short time.
This is done in an attempt to "clean" the metal surfaces, so their friction modifier will have a better chance of adhering to the surfaces.
It can be easily detected by the human nose - Simply open the cap and smell - the obnoxious smell will immediately be apparent.
FRC smells much like engine oil.
2) FRC does not upset the acid / alkali balance in the oil to which it is added.
Witness the TBN (Total Base Number) of FRC - 7.00, which is neutral.
Other products have TBN's of 11 to 13, ie. they add a lot of Alkali to try neutralize the extra acids they know, will be caused by their products.
Again - check the TBN of the oils to which our FRC has been added, it is within acceptable limits, even after extended drain periods, it will show TBN of around 5.5 to 6, at the lowest.
3) FRC is so tenacious, it will creep in underneath other products, almost "push them out of the way", and attach itself to the metal.
This is easily proved by doing dynamometer tests as follows:
First treat with any other additive, some will show an improvement in power output, when added to regular oil.
Then do a third run with FRC in the same oil, and you will get even more power, because the FRC has "displaced" the other product.
It clings so well, that it can only be removed by a machining process, such as grinding, or sandpaper.
4) After a while, the acid corrosion caused by some other products will actually pit and scar bearing and component surfaces, causing higher friction, wear and even seizure in some cases. FRC will "heal" these surfaces, when it is added, even without changing the oil.
It accomplishes this by coating the surfaces, only allowing the "peaks" of the asperities to touch these get hot because the friction is localized and they melt, or weld themselves into the next "valley".
This very quickly smoothes or polishes the surface.
Again this property can be reasonably demonstrated with a small engine, such as Briggs & Stratton, with an Aluminum Con-Rod.
If such an engine is run for a couple of hours with FRC in the oil, and dismantled, it will be noticed that the bearing journal is much more shiny and polished than if run on un-treated oil.
A "drop - rebound" type hardness tester will reveal that the con-rod has a harder "skin" on the bearing surface than one run without FRC in the oil.
This is a result of the "healing" process.
5) FRC has been in commercial use since 1992, without any claims, law suites, damage, or any other problems - witness our list of long-term South African customers who are prepared to take phone calls to confirm that they still use the product today.
6) FRC has been tested by the Queensland University of Technology (the "MIT" of Australia). To the best of our knowledge - no other oil additive has even been tested by any reputable University.