Heavy Fuel Oil Combustion Additives

Add value to and improve HFO performance

Heavy fuel oil (HFO) can have high levels of contaminant metals, sulfur, and asphaltenes that can make 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 and become a trusted supplier

To earn a repeat customer, you must sell the best quality product. HFO is often poor quality, containing contaminants that cause problems when burnt. It’s important for your customer—and your business—that these problems are addressed at the terminal and are a non-issue. That way you become the trusted supplier.

Avoid contaminants and resulting challenges

Our fuel additives improve the performance of HFO and residual fuel oil (RFO) grades. These fuels often contain high sulfur and contaminant metal (CM) levels. This leads to corrosion, slag, and ash fouling when used in industrial applications, utility boilers, or power generation. These fuels may also contain high asphaltenes levels that can make the fuel unstable when stored or give poor combustion.

Our HFO combustion additives will

  • prevent corrosion from contaminant metals
  • reduce slag and ash fouling
  • control corrosion from high levels of sulfur
  • reduce burner tip fouling
  • improve combustion performance
  • stabilize stored fuel
  • reduce corrosion and fouling in fuel handling systems.

Our HFO additives include fuel stability additives, combustion improvers, corrosion inhibitors, and ash modifiers.

Sell products with confidence

When added to problem fuels, our HFO combustion additives improve performance. These fuels can then be sold to your customer as a premium treated, usable product. You can be confident that when the fuel is burnt, it won’t cause them—or you—any problems.