Power Service Products Building New Storage and Production Facility
In the face of increasing demand for its diesel fuel additives, Power Service Products announced it would build a 100,000-square-foot bulk storage and blending facility in Weatherford, Texas. The facility, which sits on a 42-acre site shared with testing and research labs and corporate offices, should be finished in March 2016.
As contributor Mike McGlothlin said in an article from 2009, diesel additives can provide additional lubricity and increase the cetane rating of modern diesel fuel. As such, demand for Power Service offerings (as well as those of competitors like Opti-Lube and BD Diesel) has gone up, as owners of older diesels are seeking a performance and efficiency boost from their vehicles.
This increase in demand is motivating the new construction at Power Service. “Our decision to expand is the result of an ever-increasing demand for our products in the marketplace,” said Ed Kramer, president of Power Service. “We must produce them in greater quantities, quickly and efficiently to reach our customers and network of distributors in a timely manner.”
Part of the demand can be credited on the United States’ widespread acceptance of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (USLD). USLD is rumored to have a lower cetane and fuel lubricity rating than older varieties of diesel, although oil companies promise that the newer variety of diesel meets the same standards as its predecessors. Nevertheless, providing your tank of diesel with a few extra cetane points or some extra lubricity isn’t likely to do much harm, provided a reputable supplier produces the fuel additive.
Source: Power Service Products