Our Unique Composition
Our cutting-edge nanotechnology products are comprised of nanoparticles – each one
measures 1/1000 of the width of an edge of paper. As a result, our RAND treatments
have the ability to interact with metal in a completely unique way.
Four-Ball Wear Test - Friction Reduction
Four-Ball Wear Test: The four-ball wear test is a standard measure of friction, and
wear and tear. The test indicates what is called the coefficient of friction (COF). The
lower the COF the better. A COF of zero indicates no friction, and this cannot exist in
In the fall of 2011 and winter of 2012, RAND tested its products. The COF with the
popular brand of oil was .082. Then, RAND's nano-compound was added. Within one
hour, the COF dropped to .017, the lowest measure RAND could find in the scientific
Four-Ball Wear Test - Wear Scar
The four-ball wear test can also measure the grooves and scratches caused by metal on
metal (wear and tear). The longer the scar (cut or groove) produced during the four-ball test,
the more the wear and tear. The wear scar (length of groove) produced during testing of the
popular brand of oil was .49 millimeters. Once RAND's nano-compound was added, and the
test repeated, the wear scar dropped by 25% to .39 millimeters.
The photo on the left is from the untreated engine metal. You can clearly see the divots and cavities
in the metal that grind and cause friction. The photo on the right is from the RAND treated engine
metal. As you can see, the surface of the piston in this vehicle looks much different from the
untreated engine. What you are seeing are the tops of nanoparticles that act like roller bearings.
As the metal moves, the outer layer of these particles peels (like onion skin) causing almost a
Vee Block and Pin Test
Another piece of testing equipment that assesses the friction reduction technology of various
compounds is called the Vee Block and Pin. This equipment grinds metal at high speeds and
temperatures, while submerged in the compound being tested. In December, 2012, our
compound was tested on a Vee Block and Pin machine. The results were clear - use of our product
will protect metal against shearing - wear and tear.
Running under 500 pounds of pressure, and submerged in our compound (5% of our product in a
natural petroleum base) the two blocks surrounding the pin experienced no weight loss at
all (meaning that there was zero wear and tear) and the pin in the middle only lost 7.6
milligrams of weight (negligible).
The upshot of this test - as well as all the others we have done- is that coating your metal in our
product will have amazing beneficial effects - protecting against wear and tear, rust, dirt and dust,
jamming, sticking, squeaking.