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Nano-Particle Ceramic Conditioner for Metal Surfaces

Case Study
Marquette Transportation, re: Tugboat Jerry Jared
executive summary

CerMet dramatically outperforms normal metal parts, reduces internal friction,

increases engine performance, and improves fuel efficiencies by providing a harder,
stronger, smoother and less corrosive surface.

Other benefits include better compression, less noise / vibration, and longer lasting

This white paper and case studies highlights and demonstrates the following benefits:

- DECREASES Replacement and Maintenance Repair Costs

- RENEWS Engines & Parts
- PROTECTS the Metal Surface
- REDUCES Friction, Heat, Corrosion, Harmful Emissions
- INCREASES Compression & Power
- IMPROVES Fuel Efficiency

features and benefits overview

CerMet is a unique ceramic coating and conditioner that provides part protection and
increased efficiencies without disassembly.

CerMet produces much greater efficiency averages while drastically reducing friction
and increasing power and torque.

CerMet guarantees a 2:1 ROI (note: typical ROI’s range between 3:1 and 12:1) in fuel
economy alone. Other significant savings are attained through extended part life, less
maintenance, and reduced replacement costs.

- Fills existing cavities and voids on the metal surfaces, preventing further
destruction of the metal
- Removes and ties up the hydrogen ions from the steel matrix, forming a very
strong ceramic layer on the metal surface
- Process involves not only the surface, but also the under surface layer of metal,
making the steel cluster smaller and less brittle
- Newly formed layer is extremely slippery, smooth and hard, resisting the
deterioration process
- Micro hardness of 650-750kg/sq mm, compared to < 300kg/ for most new
- Surface roughness in most new parts is between 0.9 and 2.1 Ra. A CerMet coating has
a surface roughness of 0.06 Ra
- CerMet coating is dielectric and highly corrosion resistant

Nano-Particle Ceramic Conditioner for Metal Surfaces
Case Study Marquette transportation
marquette transportation, re: tugboat jerry jared

The CerMet lest was conducted on the Tugboat Jerry Jared utilizing 2 (two) Detroit
Diesel Engines and 2 (two) gearboxes.

The oil capacities for these engines were 400 gallons (including reserves), and the oil
capacities for the gearboxes were 70 gallons.

Engine wear: The vessel was burning through 28 (twenty-eight) gallons of oil per day
and was about to enter dry-dock for engine maintenance.


The Jerry Jared's engines and gearboxes were treated with CerMet while at the dock
between shipments. The entire Initial procedure took about fifteen minutes. 240 ml of
CerMet was applied to each engine (by adding to the oil), treating 45 gallons of oil
each in total, taking into consideration some loss of CerMet through current engine oil
loss calculations.

The vessel sailed at normal intervals, carrying similar loads, and running at normal
speeds for over 720 hours allowing CerMet to completely work throughout the engine
and gearbox.

results & analysis

Marquette Transportation
Decrease in Oil Consumption : 48% Base line data was collected for two months prior to the CerMet test. then the engines
Est. Incr ease in Power : 15% and gearboxes were treated and run for approximately 30 (thirty) days. After treatment
Decrease in Fuel Consumption : 9.5%
data was then carefully collected, compared and analyzed. Our efforts concentrated
on comparing "like" voyages, engine runs and loads. We are always conscious of
Decrease in Engine Heat: 25%
external conditions and variables that may have an effect on any test outcome and we
Total Savings Per Yea r : $ 16.6K may mathematically adjust for these anomalies accordingly.
Est. Savings across entire fleet : $7K
The Jerry Jared tugboat was burning approximately 28 gallons of oil per day. Soon
after the CerMet treatment, the vessel showed a reduction in oil consumption, now
burning only 15 gallons per day, a savings of 48%.

CerMet has not only cleaned the cylinder walls, piston rings, bearings and other
engine parts of oxidation and corrosion, but has begun to repair the surface and build
the new ceramic metal layer.

One major noticeable change was the decrease in engine heat by 25%.

Nano-Particle Ceramic Conditioner for Metal Surfaces
Case Study Marquette transportation
marquette transportation, re: tugboat jerry jared continued


The Jerry Jared tugboat would benefit from another CerMet treatment to continue to
reduce the massive daily oil consumption.

Once the oil consumption is under control additional benefits will appear with
additional improved fuel economy, extended part life, and reduction in downtime for
engine repair.

With these estimates and extrapolating across Marquette Transportation’s entire fleet
we believe the overall company savings could conservatively be over $700,000, a
return on investment 6:1.

Nano-Particle Ceramic Conditioner for Metal Surfaces
Case Study Marquette transportation