HOW RESIDUUMSOL: FUEL OIL ADDITIVE WORKS TO SAVE FUEL OIL
Utilization of SludgeImproved Combustion
Certain ingredients of Residuumsol: Fuel Oil Additive penetrate into the sludge which is usually settled at the bottom of the fuel storage tank and in fuel lines. This sludge is softened, broken into minute particles and gradually dispersed into the fuel to be utilised for combustion. Since sludge has a calorific value higher than the fuel itself, more heat is released in the combustion process. The anti-oxidant contained in Residuumsol: Fuel Oil Additive prevents the formation of fresh sludge in the fuel oil.
Combustion is improved through better atomization and through the action of the combustion catalyst which is related to breaking the double bonds in long chain hydrocarbon molecules into shorter chain molecules which have a lower ignition temperature and burn easily. As the fuel starts to burn, organic oxidisers in the additive detonate in microscopic explosions that break the fuel into even smaller droplets. This increases the exposure of the fuel to air and the fuel is thus burnt with reduced formation of soot and smoke. After a period of running it will be observed that less excess air will be required in the combustion process.
Improved Heat Transfer
Sodium and Vanadium present in the fuel oil combine during combustion to form low melting-point salts. These salts deposit on heat transfer surfaces as tenacious clinker and ash and drastically cut down heat transfer. The ingredients of Residuumsol: Fuel Oil Additive combine with vanadium pentoxide to form non-corrosive vanadates which have a high melting point and are friable and less adherent. Thus the necessity for removing deposits manually or by chemical means is eliminated. This accounts for improved heat transfer and reduced maintenance.
Vanadium pentoxide present in the fuel catalyses the oxidation of sulphur dioxide to sulphur trioxide which in combination with water forms highly corrosive dilute sulphuric acid. Dil. sulphuric acid has a high dew point and corrodes the post-combustion areas where it cools below its acid dew-point. As vanadium pentoxide is neutralized, corrosion is inhibited. Residuumsol: Fuel Oil Additive also deposits active ingredients in the post-combustion zone where corrosion due to flue gases cooled below acid dew-point is reduced.
Stable and Hotter Flame
Deposits on burner nozzles are eliminated, resulting in obtaining a flame that is stable, hotter and properly directed.
Carbon dioxide in the flue gases show an increase of about 6-10%. Stack temperature is lowered by about 10-12%. There is an economy in fuel consumption to the tune of 4-7% which more than recovers the cost of the additive.
The necessity for frequent cleaning, maintenance and overhauling is reduced, as also the down time.