The life of a lubricant: Developing Texaco Delo

The life of a lubricant: Developing Texaco Delo The life of a lubricant: Developing Texaco Delo

Lubricants are often seen as the unsung heroes of the mechanical world – playing a vital role in reducing friction and wear in machinery across all kinds of industries. With a responsibility to enhance the efficiency and lifespan of engines and equipment, it’s no surprise that lubricants undergo such a rigorous development process before hitting the global market.



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Widely associated with supporting protection, performance, and operational reliability, Texaco Delo is the result of a process of this nature. Incorporated in on- and off-road applications, including truck and bus fleets, construction, mining, agriculture, and power generation, the brand has solidified its reputation as a trusted partner for industry customers around the world.


Every Texaco Delo lubricant begins its life as an idea, from which chemists and engineers collaborate to develop a product that meets the evolving needs of the machinery it serves. At this early stage, several factors are carefully considered, such as the environmental conditions in which the lubricant will operate, the mechanical stresses it will endure, and the regulatory standards it must meet. It’s here that Texaco's commitment to excellence ensures that each Texaco Delo product is not just a lubricant, but a solution designed for longevity and efficiency.


Following this is a thorough testing and refinement process, whereby each product is tailored to deliver protection and performance. This phase involves a detailed analysis of the lubricant's behaviour under extreme conditions, ensuring that whether they are used in the scorching heat of a construction site or the relentless demands of agricultural machinery, Texaco Delo products stand resilient.


Next, it’s over to fleet operators, construction giants, and agricultural professionals to implement the products into their operations. The range of Texaco Delo lubricants is capable of helping to reduce downtime and lower maintenance costs, as well as optimising the performance of equipment and vehicles.


As we look towards the future, lubricants will play a pivotal role in helping to achieve optimal operational efficiency and performance.  Texaco is committed to advancing lubricant technology, not just to meet current demands, but to anticipate and provide solutions to future challenges.


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This article was written by Chevron technologists in collaboration with industry experts and global thought leaders.

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