RAVENOL Brings Out New Ultra Strong Viscosity Oil (USVO) Range
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | Ravenol Marketing
RAVENOL are introducing a new motor oil technology called Ultra Strong Viscosity Oil, or USVO®. This technology was developed and tested with our motor racing partners and is now being introduced for road cars.
So what is USVO® and how does it compare to other existing technologies on the market today?
Put simply, RAVENOL’s USVO® technology works by further improving their already high-quality base oils. The RAVENOL USVO® fully-synthetic base oil is a special formulation of high-quality Polyalphaolefin (PAO) oils with Highly Polar Basic Components (HPBC) which allows additives to dissolve evenly in the oil without the need for the ionised nanoparticle supports utilised by competitors. This has led to the creation of an oil with an extremely high shear resistance, meaning virtually no loss of viscosity during the entire change interval. In RAVENOL’s racing engine oils, this means a huge reduction in fuel dilution and no loss of oil pressure, even during the most extreme racing and rallying conditions.
Other brands’ PAO base oils, although still fully synthetic, have low polarity, meaning additives do not dissolve well or spread evenly through the oil. This has led to some additives, such as Molybdenum, settling out as a sludge or forming layers which can block oil pipes or cause the tips of gears to burn. Nanoparticle supports may help solve some of these problems, but they have no effect on reducing shear rates, meaning the viscosity index will still drop over the duration of use.
To complement the USVO® technology, our PAO base oils have a very broad temperature spectrum, meaning the RAVENOL USVO® oils naturally have better stability at high temperatures, whilst the unique technology helps the oil to reach the points to be lubricated faster giving excellent cold-start characteristics. Friction levels are minimised, helping improve efficiency and fuel economy, and the oils have a very low volatility, leading to less oil loss. In addition, the fully synthetic base oils in USVO® products have extreme resistance to oxidation and higher thermal conductivity for better engine cooling. And as with our CleanSynto® technology, they help clear engine deposits, keeping engines cleaner, running better and reducing harmful emissions.
So in conclusion, RAVENOL’s USVO® technology leads to increased performance, better wear protection, optimal engine cleanliness and significantly increased oil change intervals. You can find all our USVO® oils in the RAVENOL Shop here.