Refinery Additives - Cold Flow Improver Chemicals

Boost your flow rates and efficiency with a standard or customized diesel fuel stabilizer, pour point depressant, cfpp improver, or other chemical solution.

Cloud Point Depressants, Pour Point Depressants, and CFPP Additives for Diesel Blends

A typical diesel blend may contain up to 30 percent paraffin. However, paraffins are the least soluble elements of the fuel and can cause wax crystals to form, which can block fuel lines and filters as the fuel temperature falls. The low temperature performance of middle distillates is measured by three properties:

  • Pour point – the lowest temperature at which fuel flows
  • Cloud point – the temperature at which wax crystals are first visible
  • Cold filter plugging point – the lowest temperature at which fuel can pass through a filter within a certain time

Our cold flow improvers for diesel and middle distillates provide an economic solution to improve their low-temperature performance. Berryman cloud point depressants make paraffin nuclei soluble as they begin to crystallize, resulting in a lower fuel cloud point.

Our cold filter plugging point additives ensure the generation of smaller crystals (which won’t block fuel lines) in middle distillates.

Pour Point Depressant Chemicals for Heavier Blends of Refinery

Refiners often have to blend expensive cutter stock into heavy fuels to make them flow or to meet winter specifications.

Our diesel pour point depressant chemicals help reduce the pour point to your desired level, so you can avoid blending cutter stocks in or adding heavier stocks in the fuel.

Diesel Fuel Stabilizer Additives

Our diesel fuel stabilizer additives help refiners improve the fuel quality and manufacture on-spec diesel fuel, even during the shutdown of downstream processing units.

Silver and Copper Corrosion Inhibitors for the Oil and Gas Industry

Refiners often face copper and silver corrosion issues in refinery process systems that include valves and other parts made of alloys.

Our corrosion inhibitors protect copper and silver fuel system parts.

Diesel Lubricity Improver

Increasingly strict global emission regulations have compelled refiners to cut sulfur levels in fuels to comply with environmental requirements.

Hydro processing is the most common method to reduce aromatic contents and desulfurize fuel. However, while minimizing these components, the process removes materials that provide natural lubrication. Diesel engines rely on fuel to grease many moving parts in fuel injection equipment. Low lubricity can cause pump wear and tear, which ultimately lead to engine failure. A diesel lubricity improver guards against engine wear, leading to lower maintenance and replacement costs.

Our phosphorous-free, non-metallic diesel lubricity improver solutions accomplish this for a wide range of middle distillates and diesel fuels.

Dewaxing Aids

Many refiners still use solvent dewaxing processes to produce lube oil and wax base stock. Dewaxing aids remove oil and wax from the raffinate stocks after mixing them with solvents and bringing the filtrate to sub-zero level before the filtration process. They play a critical role in modifying crystal growth, reducing the oil in wax content, increasing the yield of the lube base stock production, and improving the overall throughput of the dewaxing unit.

Our products are effective in various solvent dewaxing processes with multiple crude varieties.

Gasoline Antioxidants

Increasingly, there’s pressure on refiners to maximize production and include highly olefinic, inherently unstable streams into the blending pool. The presence of high olefin components cause unwanted fuel characteristics, such as gum formation, color degradation, and short induction periods.

Adding our fuel antioxidants stabilizes olefinic streams to avoid these issues. These additives eliminate free radical chain reactions and extend the induction period. This controls gum formation and fuel color degradation and helps refiners meet gas stability requirements.

We provide three types of antioxidants:

  • Alkylated phenols
  • Phenylene diamines
  • A combination of both

Fuel Dehazers

Haziness occurs in fuels during processing, transportation and seasonal temperature changes. It’s mainly caused by a comparatively higher viscosity and density, with higher levels of natural emulsifiers present in the diesel or gasoline blends.

Our gas and diesel fuel dehazers improve operational flexibility, help refiners meet specifications and regulations, and prevent filter plugging and corrosion.

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Need a diesel lubricity improver, pour point depressant, cold flow improver, or other custom blend? Talk to us about creating a chemical program for your facility to ensure you operate at maximum efficiency and reliability.