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THERMOIL BATTERY DE-MISTER SIGNS NIFTY LIFT PTY LTD AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR AUSTRALIA
OCTOBER 27, 2015 APPLETON, WI. – Terry Fellner, President of Thermoil Inc announced today they have come to an agreement that Nifty Lift Australia will be the exclusive distributor for Battery De-Mister & Battery De-Sulfater for the lift and heavy equipment industry for all of Australia.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to be partnered with Nifty Pty Ltd,” said Terry Fellner. Nifty is recognized in Australia for its history of introducing cutting-edge technology for the lift industry including Trailer Mounted, Self Propelled, Self Drive, Track Drive and Static Base Lifts. “The Resources of Nifty Lift Pty make them the ideal partner to help us to continue our growth overseas,” said Terry Fellner.
“We first started using Battery De-Mister in our aerial lifts in 2009. After testing and using Thermoil products in our machines now for 6 years, we are convinced these are the best battery additive products in the world,” said Gareth Williams formally part of Niftylift in the UK and now service manager for Nifty Lift Pty Australia.
“Battery De-Mister substantially increases our batteries life, greatly reduces our water consumption and eliminates all corrosion on batteries, battery cables and all surrounding equipment like switches, relays, etc. This has greatly reduced our maintenance and battery expense thus saving us a ton of money. Battery De-Mister does everything it claims,” said Gareth Williams. “We are proud to be the exclusive distributor for the lift and heavy equipment industry for Australia.”
ABOUT THERMOIL, INC
Thermoil Inc has been in business since 1992. We have manufactured and market two battery maintenance products Battery De-Mister & Battery De-Sulfater.
Thermoil’s goal is to maximize battery life, minimize maintenance and increase safety while helping to reduce hazardous material disposal rates therefore helping the environment.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 920-749-9712 | www.thermoil.com
ThermOil De-Mister helps to increase battery life
IPS, the leading independent provider of replacement parts for powered access equipment, is adding more power to its batteries offering.
ThermOil Inc has appointed IPS as the exclusive UK distributor for its Battery De-Mister and Battery De-Sulfater products. These non-hazardous additives help optimise the performance and prolong the life of lead acid batteries used in access platforms.
Terry Fellner, President of ThermOil Inc said: “IPS has a huge amount of experience in supplying replacement parts and is highly regarded in the aerial lift industry. We believe IPS is therefore the right partner to take ThermOil forward and continue our penetration of the UK market.”
IPS is also launching its own Power Series of 6V deep cycle traction batteries for aerial lifts. Compatible with all leading powered access brands, these pure lead batteries come with a two year warranty. The initial Power range features five batteries ranging from 220Ah to 380Ah.
Kevin Shadbolt, Operations Director of IAPS Group, which owns IPS, said: “We are delighted to be taking on the UK distributorship of ThermOil products, which help access equipment owners to save money by making traction batteries last longer.
“And when the batteries finally do need replacing, our new Power Series represents excellent value for money, offering higher amp hour ratings at a significantly lower cost to other leading battery brands.”
IPS has more than a decade of experience in supplying replacement parts and is the official UK parts distributor for a number of manufacturers including Genie, Hinowa, Omme Lift, Isoli, Youngman BoSS, Grove Manlift, Manitou, Pop-Up and MEC. It also offers a wide range of after-market parts for lesser-known brands and obsolete machines, sourced directly from the component manufacturers. Its team of experienced access parts specialists, coupled with a sophisticated parts database, ensure IPS provides a high level of technical support to customers.
The ThermOil products and Power Series batteries are available to order online from the new IPS webshop. IPS will exhibit both the Power Series batteries and ThermOil products at Vertikal Days 2015, or for further information visit the new parts website, www.ipspartsonline.com.
Regarding your ThermOil Battery De-Sulfater.
We have recently used the Battery De-Sulfater that you have sent me and the results were rather very impressive. We have learnt that it is very important to understand the chemistry of batteries to ensure the best results. Below is a detail chart on the experiments we have done as well as some results on starting batteries. We were using 20ml (20cc) per cell (or .67 oz) for starting batteries up and until about 55ah – 60ah. Meaning 120ml (120cc) (or 4 oz) per battery. Then 30ml (30cc) per cell (or 1 oz) for starting batteries from 60ah – 100ah Meaning 180ml (180cc) (or 6 oz) per battery.
For truck (not sure what you guys calls it, maybe “Lorries” or “Haulers” ?) batteries We were using 40ml (40cc) (or 1.35 oz) per cell for starting batteries between 120ah – 180ah. Meaning 240ml (240cc) (or 8.1 oz) per battery. We do keep data sheets (job cards) for each battery as part of our quality control process. This is often used for our own internal research and for quality control. . . What is common and strange is that once we’ve added your product to the batteries after topping it up with water etc. We noticed that the CCA would increase by about 5% ~ 7%. Not a lot I guess, but bare in mind this is before charging the batteries. This happens with in about 5min! Also about 12hours later, the black sulphated sulphuric acid (battery water) from the sulphated batteries would become clear! We have noticed that the CCA of the batteries would naturally increase between 30% to about 50%. The voltage float would remain constantly at 12,8 volts. This happens about 5 days after the batteries have been charged.
Further on vehicles we fit batteries for testing and experimental purposes, when we took readings on Monday afternoon on two vehicles that has Battery De-Sulfater in it, we’ve noticed that the CCA has been fully restored to what it was according to factory specs when the battery originally came of the factory line. The voltage float stands currently at 13volts after the vehicle’s engine has been switched off for at least 12hours.
I am really very impressed and think that you are blessed with an amazing product. Well done on ThermOil’s Battery De-Sulfater. My God blessed you with lots of success.
My wish is that companies (like yours and mine) would make a great impact to combat global warming as we reduce the carbon foot print of battery manufacturing. Recondition or extending the life of a battery (for at least one more life cycle) will make a great impact to do our bit to help reduce global warming.
If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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More Uptime. Less Downtime. More Profit.
Reprint from Augusut 2014 The Golf Course Trades Magazine ~ www.golfcoursetrades.com
That lead-acid battery powering your golf car doesn’t want you to make money. Cleaning corrosion, adding water-even scrapping dead batteries and buying replacements. Golf course managers and maintenance departments fight every day to keep their fleets up and running and generating income. Maintaining that fleet is a time- consuming service that costs you money and makes you none.
But now you can solve that problem with ThermOil Products Battery De-Mister & Battery De-Sulfater. Thermoil has been treating batteries since 1992 and both of there products are 100% Guaranteed!
Thermoil Battery De-Mister is a one-of-a-kind, patented battery oil that took Kendal Oil Company and New Castle Battery Mfg. Company’s top engineers almost three years to develop and is guaranteed to work every time in any non-sealed lead-acid battery, said Thermoil Inc. president Terry Fellner.
By eliminating corrosion and keeping the chemistry of the electrolyte the same, your battery can now enjoy it’s full life which in many cases is double that of the same battery without De-Mister.
You will reduce water consumption an average of 5 to 7 times, although I have often seen reductions of up to 10 times, and significantly reduce sulfation, toxic fumes and the risk of explosion.
The inside of a battery consists of lead plates sitting in an electrolyte solution. When a battery is charged, it activates a chemical process that breaks down the elements of the electrolyte and forms an acidic mist that leaks out the
top of the battery caps and onto surrounding equipment. This mist is corrosive and over time can ruin both the battery and surrounding mechanical parts. Each time the battery is charged, the problem worsens.
This patented oil (Battery De-Mister) is lighter than acid and water, so it will always float on top of the electrolyte. The result is that during the charging process the bubbles that would otherwise break violently on the surface of the electrolyte and carry out the damaging mist now hit this layer of oil and rise slowly to the surface, where they will break harmlessly.
With virtually no mist and much less gassing, you now eliminate corrosion on the battery cover, posts and cables, as well as all electrical and mechanical components around the battery. In addition, the chemistry of the electrolyte remains the same so now the battery can perform as it was intended to.
The company’s web site contains several videos showing how to treat your battery, how the product works and a demonstration of the product at work.
Fellner says watch the Irrefutable Proof video. He said that your battery supplier is going to tell you that they tested it and it does not work or that it is snake oil, that it voids your warranty etc. but Fellner stated just add the product to half of your batteries and watch what happens.
You got a golf cart that has 8 batteries then just add it to 4 of them, if it has 6 batteries then add it to 3 of them etc. This test is irrefutable because your batteries will have identical make, age, size and are subjected to the same charge & discharge conditions you will soon see how ThermOil® products stack up.
Fellner says battery suppliers do not want you to do this test knowing that the treated
batteries will out-perform the non-treated batteries. Additionally, healthy non-sulfated and corrosion free batteries treated with ThermOil® products have more consistent voltage- which means fewer replacement parts in any carts, equipment or machines (e.g. relays, switches, control boards, electric motors etc.)
Fellner says go to the web site and click on the icon that says about Thermoil. After reading about Thermoil’s history you will completely understand why the battery companies do not want to work with us. Also read the testimonials under golf.
They also have a video on there companion product Battery De-Sulfater. If you have sulfation problems then Battery De-Sulfater is for you Fellner said. Both products are available in 12-ounce bottles and come with a 100 percent Guarantee. Visit www.thermoil.com or call 800-221-5351 for more information.
Battery additive helps some rental companies save maintenance and replacement costs. Equipment rental fleets often find that users have not properly maintained the aerial lifts’ batteries.
When a lead-acid battery’s posts corrode, damage can spread like cancer through the aerial lift’s electrical components. The corrosion destroys the battery cables and weakens the battery. As the voltage drops, the amps increase, impairing the machine’s switches and relays. If you want your electric boom or scissor lift to remain in prime condition, keeping the batteries healthy is sage advice that seasoned service technicians give.
In the rental equipment industry, however, maintaining batteries can be easier said than done. Watering the batteries per the manufacturer’s recommendations is often left up to the user. Depending on the diligence of the user or field service technicians, batteries may receive very little maintenance while a machine’s on rent.
“Our rental customers are supposed to check the batteries and keep them full of water, but they rarely do,” says Lenny Beck, parts and supplies manager for R.B. U’Ren Equipment, an equipment rental company with locations in Niagara Falls and Rochester, N.Y. Lack of steady watering, proper charging, or regular equalizing can bring on corrosion and sulfation, which will shorten battery life.
Replacing batteries is expensive. “We have so many battery-operated machines, and batteries are a huge cost to us,” says Don Beaupre, owner of Beaupre Aerial Equipment, Minneapolis, Minn., which has about 900 aerial lifts in its fleet. “When the equipment is not maintained properly, then it becomes our problem.”
He notes that parts wear out if the machine isn’t charged properly, and components like contactors, switches, gauges, and motors may be damaged in addition to the battery when a machine comes off rent. “With the lifts we are renting, you usually get a lot of corrosion on the relays and circuit boards in the area,” Beck says. Rental companies have to absorb the cost of new batteries and replacement electrical components.
The expense of these replacement parts has some equipment owners looking for ways to extend battery life. One option is Thermoil Battery De-Mister, a battery additive that reportedly reduces water consumption and acid misting in order to cut down corrosion, keep proper electrolyte chemistry, and help owners get the full life from their batteries.
How it works
Lead-acid battery electrolytes are about 35 percent acid and 65 percent distilled water. When the battery is charged, a chemical process breaks down the water into oxygen and hydrogen, an explosive gas. Acid particles mixed with the gases are carried out of the tops of the battery vent tube wells. Over time, acid particles gassing from the battery will corrode the posts and cause the battery to take longer to charge. The longer the batteries resist charging, the more internal heat is created. This heat can speed up damage to the plates and lead to premature failure.
The Battery De-Mister additive floats on top of the water and battery acid. The oil in De-Mister increases the recombination of the hydrogen and oxygen gases. If a battery using Battery De-Mister becomes overcharged, the hydrogen and oxygen gases rising to the top of the electrolyte are slowed by the oil, which stops the acid mist and reduces the fumes generated by charging. The oil condenses the hydrogen and oxygen gases, returns the water molecules into the cell, and eliminates the sulfuric acid mist from being forced out of the vent during charging.
“What the De-Mister seems to be doing is cutting down on any of the vapors coming out of there, which usually causes the corrosion,” Beck says. “We don’t have any buildup of corrosion on the terminals, which has always been a real issue.”
Because the water molecules are returned to the cell, Battery De-Mister also extends intervals between water additions. “As the battery is gassing and bubbles race to the top, they hit this half-inch layer of oil, and now it has to slowly work its way through the oil,” says Terry Fellner, owner of Thermoil. “The bubbles slowly break on the surface, and no moisture comes out.”Battery De-Mister and Battery De-Sulfater are oil additives for the battery. The user removes a small amount of liquid from the battery and replaces it with the additive
Beck says because the water is not evaporating, U’Ren Equipment hasn’t had to add water to the batteries with De-Mister as often.
It also eliminates the need to frequently clean the battery, cables, and tray because the battery top remains free of acid deposits caused by misting. “The acid attacks all the areas that are open,” Beck says. “With the De-Mister keeping the vapors in and the acid from coming out, you won’t have that acid buildup.”
Beaupre says when his company started using Battery De-Mister, he wanted to get one more year of life out of its batteries. “We figure, on the average, three years for our batteries to run in a machine before we have to change them,” he says. “Add one year, and that’s 33 percent savings on our batteries.” Not only has it saved on replacement batteries and parts, but it also has reduced the amount of machine downtime for service, which keeps Beaupre’s customers working.
He notes that Battery De-Mister and a diligent service regimen have helped maintain the batteries, reduce maintenance costs, and cut down on service calls.
Reviving dead batteries
Battery sulfation is another problem equipment owners face. When a deep-cycle battery is being used or discharged, acid will slowly seep into paste on the plates, which creates energy. If the battery is run down until it is dead, all the acid is in the plate. “Picture your plate like a sponge, and all the acid is inside the sponge,” Fellner says. “When the battery is charged, the charger will squeeze the acid back out of the plate and mix it with the water.”
Proper battery maintenance also helps keep an aerial lift’s electrical components healthy. However, if the battery sits in a discharged state while the acid is in the plate, sulfation starts to form. “It’s like a concrete crust that forms on the outside of the plate,” he says. “The longer it sits, the harder it gets. The charger will try to drive the acid back out of the plate, but it can’t because the concrete-like film has formed on the outside.”
Battery De-Sulfater is a non-acid chemical formula that Fellner says will dissolve the “concrete crust” and restore normal action in the cells as long as the battery is taking a charge. “It usually takes four or five cycles to dissolve all of it, but it will usually bring your battery back,” he adds.
Industry veteran Steve Gooding, regional sales manager for MEC Aerial Work Platforms, Kerman, Calif., has tested Battery De-Sulfater over the years in refurbished equipment. “It is surprising,” he says. “It is like wearing garlic to keep vampires away.”
Gooding sees it as a good financial opportunity for equipment owners who have a choice of buying new batteries or giving Battery De-Sulfater a try. “It’s cheaper than putting four new batteries in,” he says. In his personal experience, Gooding has used the additive in a tractor that had a dead battery after sitting outside all winter. “It fired right up,” he says.
Getting the most life from a battery
Even batteries that have been maintained properly will weaken with age and eventually die. Fellner likened a battery’s life to a car’s engine. “When it is new, it has a lot of power and doesn’t burn oil,” he says. After 200,000 miles, it will burn oil and lose power as it nears the end of its life, he says. A deep-cycle battery will weaken with age and start to use more water at the end of its life, he adds. However, more than 90 percent of batteries don’t come close to living their full life, says Fellner.
While Fellner makes a point to say that Battery De-Mister helps equipment owners get the full life from their batteries, he says the product will not increase the number of life cycles. The maximum number of life cycles is dependent on the batteries and how they are manufactured, he adds.
Fellner acknowledges that using Thermoil products may void the battery OEM’s warranty. However, he quickly notes that if a battery fails because of conditions his products help prevent—low water, corroding, or sulfation—its warranty will likely be void anyway because the battery has been misused and neglected. Fellner adds that Thermoil products are guaranteed 100 percent.
For some owners with warrantied batteries, the lowered maintenance costs and repair costs have them sold. Bill Steinman, equipment service manager of Beaupre, is a believer. “The one battery in several hundred batteries that we would have to warranty,” he says, “wouldn’t compare to the cost of what we’ve saved using Battery De-Mister.” Ninety percent of Beaupre’s fleet uses Battery De-Mister, and several hundred of its customers are on board with the product, Steinman says. “It’s not a gimmick,” he adds.
To those uncertain about the product’s effectiveness, Fellner says to add Battery De-Mister to half the batteries in a machine and see whether there is difference in corrosion or water retention. “When batteries are hooked in a series, they have to charge and discharge identically,” he says. Because the batteries will be identical in make, age, and size and are subjected to the same charge and discharge conditions, the test will show how the product stacks up.
Battery additives are one way rental companies are overcoming the challenge of improperly maintained batteries. Beck notes that although there is a cost in using Battery De-Mister, R.B. U’Ren is saving money overall from reduced maintenance and replacement costs.
“Our experience has been really great,” he says. “We’ve been using it since 2007, and we’ve had time to see its results.”
Tony Crawford (L) with Mr Plant service manager Jamie Feather
UK based rental company Mr Plant has taken delivery of a large number of new Skyjack electric scissor lifts. The company says that it is responding to meet growing demand from its London and south eastern area customer base. Mr Plant’s general manager Tony Crawford, said: “We have seen not only increased demand for access products from our customers in recent months but, an increasing emphasis from them on modern, reliable equipment that will show up and work without any form of technical or maintenance input from their perspective.”
“Job sites in London are especially busy places on very tight contract timelines and any form of delay can cause big knock on effects. Not only are we adding more new equipment to our fleet but, we are also adding Thermoil battery treatment to all existing and new products to ensure battery performance and reduce the need for customers to check battery water levels.”
“We all know that our customers don’t check water in batteries for a variety of reasons and we have found that once the Thermoil is added battery attributable machine failures go down dramatically. Our move to whole fleet treatment with Thermoil has been noticed by not only our own staff but customers alike.”
Mr Plant Hire runs a fleet of over 300 aerial lifts from its London base, running from a full range of push around scissor and electric lifts to the newly purchased Niftylift HR21 Hybrid boom lifts. The company is also a founder member of the Access Alliance, the association of independently owned access companies around the UK.