It is important that your commercial vehicles receive proper and continuous maintenance to keep them on the road and performing efficiently. Time spent in the garage or sourcing new vehicles can slow down projects and affect the bottom line.
Keeping your vehicles coolant system in good condition can extend their road life. The coolant system regulates the heat in your engines, distributing excess heat to the radiator or cooler as well as preventing freezing and corrosion.
What coolant or antifreeze you use in your coolant system is important. With a wide variety of antifreeze available, you need to make sure you are using the right type for the right vehicle and properly maintaining that coolant throughout its life cycle.
type of coolant
Before diving into specific coolants, there are three composite types Note: Inorganic Additive Technology (IAT), Organic Acid Technology (OAT), and Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT).
Older vehicles use IAT, but for the purpose of modern coolant systems, they primarily use OAT antifreeze, which provides a longer lifetime.
Coolant types are usually color-coded to help people quickly identify the common antifreeze type needed for their engine.
- IAT = Green
- OAT = Orange, Yellow, Red, or Purple
- HOAT = Orange or Yellow
As you will see, there is overlap in colors for OAT and HOAT, and these colors are not a hard rule, so it is important that you double-check that you have the proper antifreeze for your vehicles and do not mix antifreeze types. is your engine. Doing so can create harmful impurities.
Benefits of extended life antifreeze
Within OAT antifreeze, there is an extended life antifreeze variety with even more added benefits, including longer drain intervals, better engine life, and ultimately keeping more vehicles on the road longer.
Even with antifreeze lasting a long time, it is important that you have scheduled maintenance regularly to keep your vehicles running smoothly and efficiently. With large fleets, mismanaged maintenance can quickly become complicated in the need for costly repairs and new vehicles.
Examples of coolant and oat antifreeze
At Berryman Chemical, we have over 40 years of experience manufacturing chemicals for the transportation and construction industries. Below are some types of antifreeze and coolant that cover the needs of many specific fleets and their specific characteristics.
This ethylene glycol antifreeze is a year-round, heavy-duty green antifreeze for diesel engines and comes in a concentrate or 50/50 premix. Great for preventing cavitation corrosion/corrosion, its all-season formula is effective for three years or 300,000 miles when properly monitored. This coolant is a solid, basic choice for off-road and heavy-duty on-road trucks.
This light-duty, extended-life OAT antifreeze is ideal for both foreign and domestic passenger cars and trucks for up to five years or 150,000 miles. It contains no borate, nitrate, nitrite, phosphate or silicate, and its yellow, year-round formula includes inhibitors that protect all cooling system metals. With Pure Organic Acid Technology (OAT) blocking system, it is longer lasting antifreeze than traditional alternatives.
A heavy-duty, extended-life antifreeze with nitrite and molybdate for added protection, this red-colored coolant diesel is designed for off-road and heavy-duty on-road trucks. Its additives protect pieces of the all-metal cooling system, and it can cover a range of up to 600,000 miles if properly monitored. HDELC-NMOAT does not contain phosphate, borate or silicate, and therefore does not usually require supplemental additives or chemical filters.
Another heavy-duty, extended-life ethylene glycol antifreeze, this yellow version is a nitrite-free OAT antifreeze with proprietary blocking technology that provides high-temperature protection for off-road and heavy-duty trucks with aluminum alloy components. Is. The nitrite-free formula also provides excellent protection against wet sleeve liner pitting. This yellow colored OAT antifreeze works for 600,000 miles on the highway.
Contact Berryman Chemical for your oat antifreeze needs
At Berryman, we are fully equipped to provide custom-made chemical blends for your fleet’s refrigerant requirements. With warehousing facilities around the world, we offer regular delivery options which we continuously monitor for ideal optimization with a support team available at any time. Contact or call 713-597-8076 today to discuss your OAT antifreeze needs.