FUEL OIL ADDITIVE
IMPROVES COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY
RETARDS CORROSION OF STORAGE TANKS
REDUCES SLUDGE FORMATION
PREVENTS FOULING OF BURNER NOZZLES
MAINTAINS CLEAN LINES, STRAINERS, AND SCREENS
Among engineers and plant operations there is a lot of talk about today’s heavy oils. That they’re just not what they used to be. Changes in refining methods aimed at improving yield and quality of gasoline and light fuels oils generally less easy to use than the straight-run residuals of years past.
TREATMENT OF FUEL OILS thus gets more important every day. Yet, it isn’t well understood. It’s important because proper use of the right additives can ease many heavy-fuel difficulties. It isn’t well understood, because heavy fuels and their sledges are complex compounds.
RESIDUAL FUEL back in 1920, about 42% of each barrel of crude became residual fuel. Now the percentage is down 18 and will probably keep getting smaller. This residual fuel is in pretty good shape when it leaves the refinery, but the changes that have pulled down the percentage of residual have also tended to alter its chemical makeup so that it deteriorates more easily under normal storage and handling. Resulting sledges often foul storage tanks and lines, block strainers and preheaters, may cause burner fluctuations, Smokey combustion, excessive soot, and loss of capacity, higher fuel-oil consumption. “SURE-FLO” will prevent these problems.
Use 1 gal. Of “SURE-FLO” per 1000 gal. Of fuel as an initial tank treatment, thereafter use 1 qt. “SURE-FLO” for every 1000 gal. Fuel oil added to the tank. Differences in fuel oil quality and water content will require subsequent differing treatment.