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A Message to our Aerospace Customers

Fri, Oct 31st 2014, 18:39 by Wayne Petersen

HALTERMANN has been in the aerospace business for over 20 years now as North America’s exclusive supplier of liquid Rocket Propellant to the DLA and private space companies all over the United States.

We take great pride in the small part that we play in the aerospace community by providing and developing propellants that fuel our customers’ ever evolving rocket needs.

This has been a hard week for all of us who believe in the work that is being done to make space flight more routine, safe, cost effective and meaningful for the next generation.

We stand with our friends at Virgin Galactic today and are broken-hearted for the loss of their pilot and the destruction of their beautiful SpaceShipTwo vehicle.

We are praying for the surviving pilot and for all of those whose lives have been affected by today’s horrible events.

We also wish to extend our thoughts and well wishes to Orbital Sciences Corporation with the the loss of their Antares rocket earlier this week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility which was headed to the International Space Station on a re-supply mission.

All of us at HALTERMANN are constantly in awe of the courage and commitment it takes to test new vehicles, and rocket engines that are developed and designed for the sole purpose of pushing the boundaries of space.

Whether for necessity, exploration or tourism, our company fully supports our aerospace customers and proudly stands at their side, providing fuels to help them accomplish their goals.

Space flight is not for the faint of heart; it will never be routine or easy, but it is incredibly important to this country and all who come after us.

“The rocket will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.  It will open to him the gates of heaven.” – Wernher von Braun

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Haltermann Solutions Announces the Availability of EPA Tier 3 EEE – Emission Certification Fuel, General Testing -Regular

Thu, Oct 9th 2014, 10:36 by Wayne Petersen

Recently the EPA issued its new challenging E10 Tier 3 Emission Certification Fuel specifications. Many Haltermann customers have been asking about the availability of this fuel.

Haltermann is now pleased to announce that EPA Tier 3 EEE Emission Certification Fuel, General Testing – Regular is now AVAILABLE and INVENTORIED in bulk quantities. Drum quantities will be in inventory the week of October 20, 2014.

The journey from laboratory / development to scale-up /commercialization of this fuel has been technically and analytically challenging but is now complete.

The scale-up process was completed with an overriding goal to assure that the formulations and manufacturing technique developed would make certain that the product could be made reliably with batch-to-batch repeatability. Haltermann has demonstrated this capability for years with its Tier II EEE Federal Emission Certification Fuel product family.

Now that the scale-up process is complete, the fuel will no longer have the TR2002 designation and instead will be sold by the commercial designation HF2021.

Slightly longer than normal lead-times for bulk quantities might be experienced until 4Q2014 when additional assets will be installed to assure a continuous supply of product.

Completion of the scale-up process translates to the fuel being manufactured in large batches for inventory, hence, the price has been reduced reflecting large batch economics as Haltermann now does with its Tier II EEE product.

Contact your Haltermann account manager or customer service representative for drum and bulk pricing as well as lead time.

Finally, commercialization efforts are already underway for the remaining fuel surrogates of the EPA specification including: General Testing – Premium, Low Temp Testing – Regular, Low Temp Testing – Premium and High Altitude Testing – Regular.

If you have further questions, please call your account representative, Elisha Petersen, at 313-806-9172 or a Haltermann Solutions customer service representative at 1-800-969-2542.

Haltermann appreciates the extraordinary patience its customers exhibited during this process which allowed establishment of the robust manufacturing process needed to assure continuity of supply and batch-to-batch repeatability of this important industry fuel.

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Fueling the world one solution at a time … now for over 50 years.

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New NASA contracts signal return to manned space flight using Haltermann Solutions fuel!

Wed, Sep 17th 2014, 09:06 by Josh Petersen

Excited this was announced today………

Thankful for the opportunity to play our small part in the next step for American space exploration!

Big things coming down the pipeline for SpaceX and Boeing!

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden revealed today’s big news: Boeing and SpaceX will fly our astronauts to the International Space Station in the next couple of years aboard their CST-100 and Dragon spacecraft. The vehicles will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center!

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Haltermann Solutions sponsors annual SAE Supermileage Competition

Mon, Aug 4th 2014, 10:43 by Josh Petersen

Recently Haltermann Solutions donated some fuel for the SAE Supermileage Competition.
This is an annual event that focuses on new ways to stretch fuel economy, and Haltermann Solutions is proud to annually be one of their many sponsors!

“College teams top 1,000 miles per gallon at the 35th anniversary Supermileage competition held at Eaton’s Marshall, Michigan, Proving Grounds.”

Though this video is Eaton-centric, it does a nice job of highlighting what the students are personally learning and experiencing thru involvement with Supermileage.
There is a great video showing footage from the 2014 SAE Supermileage Competition.

*At the 4:36 mark one of the students being interviewed has a Haltermann Solutions hat on, and several times throughout you will see our sticker on various vehicles!

Universite Laval who won the 2014 event will be hosted by SAE and Eaton at the 2014 SAE COMVEC show in greater Chicago in October.  Details are being developed for the team’s recognition, but the show link is 

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Mon, Aug 4th 2014, 10:09 by Wayne Petersen


Haltermann Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of five new Toluene Standard Fuels, used for octane determination, to its family of reference fuels: Toluene Standard Fuel 85.2 (HF-3013), Toluene Standard Fuel 89.3 (HF-3009), Toluene Standard Fuel 93.4 (HF-3010), Toluene Standard Fuel 96.9 (HF-3011) and Toluene Standard Fuel 99.8 (HF-3012). These products are in inventory in both 5 gallon pails as well as 55 gallon drums and available for immediate shipment.

The new products join an ever growing family of high quality Reference Fuels from Haltermann Solutions including:


Watch for additional announcements in the near future regarding the addition of more fuels to the Haltermann Solutions’ family of high quality Reference Fuels.

For pricing, availability or any other information you might require for these or any of Haltermann’s Reference Fuels, contact the Haltermann Customer Service team at 1- (800) 969-2542 or Josh Petersen, Manager National Accounts –Reference Fuels at 1- (615) 943-6431.

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Haltermann Solutions sponsors car for the Brickyard Grand Prix!

Thu, Jul 24th 2014, 16:31 by Josh Petersen



INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – (July 23, 2014) Haltermann Solutions, a division of Johann Haltermann, Ltd., a Monument Chemical Company, is partnering with TRG-AMR for the Brickyard Grand Prix in Indianapolis, IN July 24-24, 2014. Haltermann will act as associate partner for branding on two cars: TRG-AMR’s No. 07 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 race car that competes in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and its No. 007 Aston Martin GT3 that competes in the TUDOR Unites Sports Car Championship.

About TRG-AMR:

TRG-AMR North America is a full-service motorsports company focused on winning competition at every level, with one of the most successful track records of any North American racing operation. TRG-AMR exclusively operates the Aston Martin sports car racing program in North America.

In 2014, TRG-AMR fields two V12 Vantage GT3 cars in the GT Daytona class of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, multiple Vantage GT4 cars in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and four entries in the Pirelli World Challenge. This year, TRG-AMR is also launching a one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America, and services multiple customer racing programs through its total driver ladder approach.

TRG-AMR, based in Petaluma, Calif., has competed in the top levels of motor racing since it was founded in 1993. The team has earned four series championships, four Rolex 24 At Daytona victories, a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a victory at Petit Le Mans and entered 2014 with 122 combined podium finishes in major North American sports car competitions, the third-highest total in history and the most for a privateer team.

TRG-AMR’s sister company, Adobe Road Winery, features hand-crafted small lot wines produced from some of the finest vineyards in Sonoma and Napa counties. It has developed a reputation as one of Northern California’s hottest boutique wineries, producing many award-winning wines. With an Adobe Road tasting room on the historic square in Sonoma and many special events and private gatherings at the TRG-AMR headquarters, the two companies complement each other well.  For more information on Adobe Road Winery, visit


Haltermann Solutions (a division of Johann Haltermann, Ltd.) with business offices located in Houston, Texas, is a premier manufacturer of Specialty Fuels and is North America’s leading manufacturer of Test and Reference fuels for the automotive and industrial industry. Over the past several decades, engine and part manufacturers, test laboratories, government entities, companies that manufacture gas and oil additives, aerospace and aviation companies have turned to Haltermann for their often demanding and complex gasoline and diesel test fuel requirements. Numerous examples demonstrate Haltermann’s recognized expertise and diversity. For example, Haltermann Solutions is the sole manufacturer of RP-1, a highly specialized kerosene based rocket propellant used by all North American companies who launch space vehicles such as Orbital Sciences, United Launch Alliance and SpaceX. Haltermann also manufactures MOTOMIX*, an engineered non-ethanol pre-mix oil/gasoline fuel for STIHL power equipment, providing exceptional power characteristics and fuel stability by resisting deterioration. Haltermann also recently launched a line of very high purity Primary Reference Fuel products for fuel octane and cetane determination. These examples are in addition to the wide array of emission certification and automotive test fuels offered by Haltermann. Since its inception in 1963 as Howell Hydrocarbons, Haltermann has continued to reliably provide its customers with quality fuels and solutions for over 50 years. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America is a seven-event, multi-round series that competes on some of the finest road courses in North America and is filled with the prestigious, world-renowned spirit of the Aston Martin brand. The series, owned and operated by TRG-AMR North America, starts May 16-18 at Watkins Glen International and ends Nov. 21-23 at Sebring International Raceway.

Aspiring competitors will drive the evocative Aston Martin GT4 Vantage cars they have acquired, with order options available from TRG-AMR for interested drivers who do not own a GT4.

PR and Marketing Contact:
Josh Petersen, Manager of Marketing
Haltermann Solutions
Mobile +1 615.943.6431

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June Presidents Corner!

Tue, Jun 3rd 2014, 15:32 by Wayne Petersen

The June President’s Corner is now up and its all about “Innovating for the Future”!

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Innovating For The Future

Tue, Jun 3rd 2014, 15:28 by Wayne Petersen

The Diesel Reference Fuel market uses products, such as Diesel Secondary Reference Fuels, that require extensive testing to determine their Cetane Numbers. The testing is required so that CFR cetane engine users can be assured of test results in which they can have full confidence.

On June 2, 2014, Haltermann introduced two (2) additional products to its family of Reference Fuel Products: Secondary Reference Diesel Fuel T-27 and Secondary Reference Diesel Fuel U-20.

The products were approved by ASTM SUBCOMMITTEE D02.01 SECTION E ON REFERENCE FUELS, DIESEL NATIONAL EXCHANGE GROUP (NEG), who completed the analysis to determine the Cetane Number of the fuels.

For octane measurement, Primary Reference Fuel products used in CFR engines are basically pure molecules (>99.75% purity) such as PRF Grade iso-octane and PRF grade n-heptane. These products do not have to be evaluated by a round-robin analysis as, by definition, they produce the required octane measurements in the engines if their purity meets the ASTM requirements defined by ASTM D2699 and D2700.

For cetane measurement, CFR cetane engine users utilize Secondary Reference Diesel Fuels that are not pure molecules. Secondary Fuels are used due to the fact that one of the molecules used as a Primary Cetane Diesel Fuel, Hepta-MethylNonane or HMN, is prohibitively expensive. Since the Secondary Fuels are not pure molecules, they can be manufactured more economically, but their cetane numbers must be determined by round-robin testing by the Diesel National Exchange group. This process is time consuming and does add cost.

Ideally, the industry would be well served if a more cost effective single molecule product could be used as a Primary Diesel Reference Fuel to replace the current Secondary Reference Fuel.

That day is on the horizon thanks to the development work being conducted at Haltermann Solutions. Haltermann has identified a new molecule for this application, Penta-MethylHeptane or PMH. This product is showing great promise as a potential Primary Reference Fuel in initial tests. Given Haltermann’s long expertise in reaction and distillation chemistry, we have been able to manufacture this molecule with exceptional purity. We are currently working with the ASTM and hope to commission a study with the NEG to determine the cetane number for this product.

Our hope is that this product will eventually lead to the industry having viable, economical Primary Reference Diesel Fuels, PMH and normal cetane and eliminate the need for certifying new batches of Secondary Reference Diesel Fuels every 2 to 3 years.

It’s innovations like this that will lead the industry and position Haltermann to serve the specialty fuels market and its customers for years to come.

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Fueling the World Future, One Solution at a Time

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Thu, May 29th 2014, 12:53 by Wayne Petersen

Haltermann Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of two new diesel products to its family of reference fuels: Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T-27 and Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel U-20. The products are in inventory and available for immediate sale. The availability is very timely given the current market shortage of these products.

The products were approved by ASTM Subcommittee D02.02 Section E on Reference Fuels, Diesel National Exchange Group, who completed the analysis to determine the Cetane Number of the fuels.

The approval of these products for sale is the culmination of a lengthy, precise process assuring users that the products will perform as intended for cetane determination.

The products join a family of Reference Fuels from Haltermann including:


Watch for additional announcements in the near future regarding the addition of more fuels to the Haltermann Solutions family of high quality Reference Fuels.

For pricing, availability, or any other information you might require for these or any of Haltermann’s Reference Fuels, contact the Haltermann Customer Service team at 1- (800) 969-2542 or Josh Petersen, Manager National Accounts –Reference Fuels at 1- (615) 943-6431.

Haltermann Solutions
Fueling the World, One Solution at a Time