Severe hydrotreating is required to produce diesel with lower sulfur content that burns cleaner with lower emissions, however the process also removes naturally occurring lubricating components in the fuel. A diesel fuel with no lubricating properties leads to wear and tear of critical engine components and possible vehicle failure. Nalco Champion offers both acidic and non-acid lubricity improvers to meet industry requirements for use in ultra-low sulfur diesel.
Nalco Champion lubricity improver ec5719a added to ei 1535 by the energy institute
The Nalco Champion EC5719A Lubricity Improver has been added to the 3rd Edition of the EI 1535 Minimum criteria to determine acceptability of additives for use in multi-product pipelines co-transporting jet fuel Additives Listing.
The new Nalco Champion acid based Diesel Lubricity Improver is formulated to enhance the lubricity of diesel, heating oil and marine gas oils. It is also approved for use in diesel fuels by Germany’s DGMK. EC5719A has met all the new EI 1535 criteria for no-harms laboratory and water mapping testing of a treated diesel fuel on jet fuel at gross contamination levels. Additionally, a confirmatory multi-product pipeline test has been completed as per the guidance for management of change described within the EI 1535 3rd Edition.
In heavily hydrotreated, ultra-low sulfur fuels, polar compounds which provide lubrication to engine components have been removed, leaving these components susceptible to wear and catastrophic failure. Acid lubricity improvers provide protection for these diesel engine components at a lower cost and with lower dosages than other types of lubricity additives. Additionally, stringent fuel regulations requiring lower sulfur content in fuels make lubricity improvers a critical additive to meet diesel specifications for lubricity. Advantages of Nalco Champion acidic lubricity improvers include:
Rigorous no-harms test protocol
Non-Acidic Lubricity Improvers
Non-acidic lubricity improvers allow improved lubrication of hydrotreated diesel fuels to meet lower sulfur regulations. An advantage of non-acidic lubricity improvers over other additives is that they have fewer potential harms issues. Advantages of Nalco Champion non-acidic lubricity improvers include: