Heavy fuel oil (HFO) can have high levels of contaminant metals (CM), sulfur, and asphaltenes that can lower fuel quality. Poor quality fuel causes ash fouling, slag, and corrosion. Baker Hughes HFO combustion additives address HFO problems, making a poor quality fuel a premium, saleable product. Our fuel additives improve the performance of and add value to HFO.
Ensure fuel quality
When you use HFO, you need the best possible quality to protect your boiler or engine from problems. Our fuel additives improve the performance of HFO and residual fuel oil (RFO) grades. These fuels often contain high sulfur and CM levels. This leads to corrosion, slag, and ash fouling when used in industrial applications, diesel engines, utility boilers, or power generation. These fuels may also contain high asphaltene levels that can make the fuel unstable when stored or give poor combustion.
Treat contaminants and resulting challenges
Problems caused by contaminants in fuel can be avoided by treating the fuel with our combustion performance additives. Our HFO fuel additives prevent corrosion from CM, reduce slag and ash fouling, and control corrosion from high sulfur levels. Our additives also decrease burner-tip fouling, improve combustion performance, and stabilize stored fuel. They can be used to reduce corrosion and fouling in fuel handling systems, too. By addressing these problems, our additives improve fuel quality and prevent harm to the boiler or engine. This reduces maintenance cost and prolongs operational life.
Our HFO additives include fuel stability additives, combustion improvers, corrosion inhibitors, and ash modifiers. Our HFO combustion additives can be added to problem fuels, improving their performance. Since the fuel becomes a premium treated, usable product, it can be reliably burnt without causing boiler or engine problems.