VALHALLA, N.Y. Standard Oil of Connecticut has announced it will deploy the microGreen extended performance oil filter in its fleet of 60 service vehicles. Using the microGreen filter, Standard Oil’s service vans can now operate up to 30,000 miles without an oil change, dramatically reducing automotive oil use and decreasing maintenance costs on an annual basis, according SOMS Technologies, which introduced the microGreen oil filter in October 2008.
“As a company that works in the oil industry, we have a strong commitment to preserving the environment,” said David Cohen, executive vice president of Standard Oil of Connecticut. “The microGreen filter is unlike any other product available on the market. It lowers our costs significantly, is better for our vehicles and is much kinder to the environment. It is a winner from every point of view. After reviewing our test results, I decided to convert our entire service van fleet.”
Standard Oil initially tested the filter on several service vans and received oil analysis reports from an independent laboratory to monitor the filter’s effectiveness. These analyses demonstrated that the cleanliness and quality of the oil was not only maintained over time, but actually improved.
Conventional motor oil filters can only filter out particles down to 25 to 40 microns in size. The problem is that most of the particles that cause engine wear are between three to ten microns in size so they are not filtered out of the oil. Therefore, after only 3,000 to 5,000 miles, most engine oil becomes contaminated with these small particles and has to be changed. The microGreen oil filter combines a conventional filter with a second microfilter that captures particles down to two microns, so the oil is kept exceptionally clean and can last much longer, the company says.
“Standard Oil provides essential products and services and we are proud to partner with a company so committed to its customers as well as the environment,” said Miles Flamenbaum, CEO of SOMS Technologies. “With a fleet of service vans that operates around the clock, Standard Oil was a perfect candidate for the testing program. Its decision to implement the filter across its service fleet once again proves that the microGreen filter effectively extends the life of engine oil even in fleets with intense driving conditions.”
The microGreen oil filter is compatible with vehicles equipped with a traditional spin-on oil filter canister. It is now sold through authorized distributors across the U.S. and online at www.microgreenfilter.com.