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Frequently asked questions

// Why should I use a fuel Product?
High quality fuel products are beneficial for a variety of reasons including improving fuel quality, stability, combustion efficiency, cold temperature flow, lubricity, and emission reduction. The combination of all of these allows equipment to work more efficiently and in a wider climate range

// How are TPx fuel products unique?
Most products are petroleum-based with very few active ingredients. Also, most commercial products contain fillers used to dilute them. This makes them unable to produce the desired results. TPx Total Power (PTY) Ltd’s fuel products are 100% synthetic, 100% biodegradable and 100% active. Our products are completely different in formulation and in results.

// Do TPx fuel products boost power?
No, and yes. TPx does not boost BTU’s or increase temperatures, but instead takes advantage of the energy that is being wasted by incomplete combustion. TPx does increase Cetane number by facilitating combustion; therefore it adds more power to the wheels without any added stress to the engine. We have durability and dependability in mind when designing our products!

// How do you get better fuel efficiency without boosting power?
Total Power products are designed to increase combustion efficiency through oxygenation and restore lost power with delicate detergency. Our products will slowly remove buildup in the fuel system, including tanks, pumps, lines, and injectors. Secondly, fuel will burn timelier and more completely which will boost fuel economy without harming any components.

// What is the optimum ratio or concentration of Total Power products to fuel?
We recommend using 1 part fuel enhancer to 1000-2000 parts fuel in order to generate benefits above and beyond the cost of our product for most engines. However, we recommend consulting with our technical staff. For example, for machines that use heavy fuel oil and might be very dirty, we might recommend commencing with a 1:3000 ratio.

// Will I lose my warranty using Total Power products?
No. All Total Power products are designed with safety and equipment longevity in mind. Our products are 100% compatible with all common fuels and made to meet and exceed all specifications and recommendations made by engine manufacturers worldwide. We have verified laboratory tests to assure compatibility with all fuels. Your equipment will operate with improved dependability when using Total Power fuel enhancers.

// What is the difference between TPx, TPx HD and TPx HDNTek?
TPx is formulated to work on petrol engines using spark plugs for ignition.

// TPx HD is for all biodiesel and diesel fuel burning equipment.
TPx HDNTek is specifically designed to work with heavy fuel oil (HFO, MFO, IFO 180, etc.) equipment. We incorporate nanoparticles of magnesium oxide to counteract organometallic compounds found in residual fuels.

// Does NTek really make a big difference?
Absolutely! NTek refers to nanotechnology and in this case, the molecular size of our magnesium oxide particles. Total Power, Inc. is a pioneer in nanotechnology for corrosion control. One gram of our MgO particles has an active surface area of 250m2 which allows much higher protection than conventional methods against vanadium and other organometallic compounds common in heavy fuel oils. TPx HDNTek will reduce ash, corrosion, sludge, and pumping problems immediately while being more effective at protecting and maintaining your expensive equipment.

// How can I be sure I’m saving 3-8% on my fuel bill?
Total Power, Inc. will always work with our customers to conduct controlled tests of our products that will measure the savings we generate. In addition, we have data from hundreds of field tests from dozens of different industries and applications clearly demonstrating consistent fuel savings.

// What is the best way to add Total Power fuel enhancers to my fuel?
Total Power products should be added at the earliest point possible to your fuel system. Large storage tanks are prone to have algae, fuel stability problems, and even sludge deposits. Our products will show improvements even if they are injected right before combustion, but the more we can clean your fuel system, the more benefits you receive. We recommend using fully automatic pump systems that will keep an appropriate treatment ratio and deliver a systematic approach to reducing fuel consumption, eliminating unnecessary maintenance, and reducing emissions.

// How much can I add before I hurt something?
Total Power products are safe to use and will never damage equipment even at stronger concentrations, but we recommend not exceeding a treatment rate of 1:1000 or 0.1% of your fuel because, after exceeding that treatment rate, the cost of our product may be greater than the fuel savings.

// Can I use TPx on my personal vehicle?
Of course! Be sure to use the right product to treat the fuel you’re using. TPx is for petrol, TPx HD for diesel.

// Where can I find TPx fuel products?
Total Power products are available through our national sales representatives for sales in the United States and Canada and through our world-wide distributors in other countries. Foreign companies should contact their local distributor listed on our Contact page. If you do not see your country listed, please contact our home office and we will arrange the best method for you to receive our products.

// Do you ship overseas?
Total Power, Inc. currently distributes in 25 countries including, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. We have distribution centers in many countries and offer JIT —just in time—services for many transnational clients and clients who require on-demand product for remote locations. We utilize a variety of shipping methods including ground, sea and air. Our logistics department can assist you with providing the most expeditious and/or efficient method.

// How does oxygenation affect high altitude operations?
Total Power fuel enhancers oxygenate fuel in order to help combustion be more complete and on-time. In high altitude environments, oxygen is very scarce and our products become even more important in order to keep fuel burning correctly and in the cylinder—not in the exhaust—which will lower EGT’s.

// Does this work on turbocharged engines?
Yes! Turbocharged engines will operate with increased dependability and will appreciate the oxygenation caused by our fuel enhancers. Turbo chargers will work with greater ease and operate cleaner with our help.

// How much can are emissions reduced?
We typically see emission reduction in the 20-55% range for carbon monoxide and particulate matter (soot) along with a direct reduction of 5% for all gases emitted caused by a reduction of fuel consumption. Please take a look at ServoTech’s report on our emission reduction.

// Do Total Power fuel enhancers work in conjunction with DPF systems?
Absolutely! By using Total Power fuel enhancers, less soot will be generated during combustion which will in turn keep the DPF (diesel particulate filter) systems cleaner for longer periods of time. Our products do not contain anything which will harm or hinder their operation.

// Can Total Power fuel enhancers be used with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) systems?
Of course! Total Power products will provide a more complete combustion and slightly cooler combustion requiring less maintenance on SCR systems.

// How can other competitors charge more for their products?
Any vendor can charge whatever they want for their products. We price our products very fairly in order to maintain favorable cost/benefit relationship for our clients. In fact, the cost savings that our clients enjoy provide a fantastic triple digit ROI.

// Does your product modify the flash point?
Total Power products slightly increase the flash point of fuel by lowering the volatility or evaporation rate of fuel. This makes your fuel safer to store and use without risking fire or contamination.

// What lab testing has Total Power, Inc. done to verify it is compatible with fuel?
Total Power, Inc. has done and continues to do extensive laboratory testing in the US and worldwide. For example, we have conducted lab tests with Southwest Research Institute, CELEQ Costa Rica, and SABS in South Africa to assure that our products are consistently providing safe and beneficial changes to fuel without risking incompatibility.

// What lab testing has Total Power, Inc. done to verify emission reductions?
Total Power, Inc. has done a variety of emission testing to verify everything we state. We have tested at ServoTech in the United States, University of Costa Rica in Central America, HIMESA in Spain as well as hundreds of field tests using EPA guidelines and EPA-approved emission analysis equipment.

// How quickly can TPx generate results?
Total Power products will generate results immediately. Combustion improvements are instantly noticeable and measurable. Our detergency will also show results quickly, but in order to not “flush” deposits and cause harm, we are confident that within a few tank fills the entire fuel system will be rejuvenated.

// Can your product be used for biofuel?
Total Power products can be used in up to b20 blends with fantastic results. Because TPx products disperse water, they are even more important to use with biodiesel which has a tendency to attract water.

// Do Total Power fuel enhancers clean injectors?
Yes! One of the most crucial parts of any fuel system are the injectors. Total Power makes certain that all of our products can safely clean and keep clean fuel injectors in order to maximize potential fuel savings.

// Do Total Power products increase lubricity?
Yes! One very important aspect of fuel is lubricity. With the move to low sulfur fuels, lubricity has been lost in fuel and therefore requires a fuel product. Total Power products safeguard and maintain equipment by increasing lubricity.

// Who are the main users of Total Power products?
Total Power, Inc. has clients in a wide variety of industries ranging from paper mills to mining companies, electricity generation to marine transport. Our products are designed for bulk fuel users. Those clients with their own fuel storage tanks can see great benefits by using Total Power fuel enhancers.

// How do Total Power products remove bacteria/algae?
Total Power products disperse water that is commonly found in fuels. TPx is not a biocide per se, but adding TPx to your fuel will prevent any bacteria from growing. Bacteria and algae require water to grow, so by dispersing the water, we prevent and inhibit bacterial growth.

// How long can I store Total Power products?
Total Power products do not have an expiration date per se, but we recommend a maximum shelf life of 2 years.

// Will using TPx make my fuel last longer?
Total Power products can extend the shelf life of fuel like diesel up to 300%, but it also depends on storage conditions since diesel breaks down due to temperature, humidity, and evaporation. Many boat owners add TPx to their fuel before and after their vessels are stored.

// Do Total Power products lower sulfur levels?
No. Total Power products do not lower sulfur levels. That is only done in the refineries. But they do inhibit the transition of sulfur and SO2 into SO3. This inhibits the transition to H2SO4 (sulfuric acid) which can be measured and verified using emission analyzers.

// Do Total Power products reduce ash?
Yes! In diesel burning equipment, significant reduction in particulate matter and opacity can be seen and measured. In heavy fuel oil burning equipment, ash will be reduced over conventional magnesium oxide treatments to 1/100th of what it was.

// How much water can Total Power products disperse?
Total Power fuel enhancers will disperse water suspended in diesel or heavy fuel oil. Water that has precipitated to the bottom of your tanks should be purged.

// What does Certified Eco-friendly mean?
The Total Power Eco-Friendly Certified Seal is to recognize our products ability to help companies take a step above and beyond their routine operations and without any cost or harm, operate in an eco-friendly manner. Our products are 100% biodegradable, are not made from a food source, and will reduce fuel consumption and toxic emission output by a substantial amount. By using our eco-friendly product, companies will prevent thousands of pounds of CO2, carbon monoxide, acid rain, and particulate matter from ever hitting our atmosphere.