CleanBoost HFO Fuel Additive
CleanBoost HFO (has been renamed from our original name of Carbonex HFO) is a concentrated, fuel-borne combustion catalyst for industrial boilers of all sizes. It improves the combustion of all grades of heavy, residual fuel oils. CleanBoost HFO works in the later stages of the combustion cycle, where it catalytically enhances the combustion of hard-to-burn fuel molecules. Improved combustion converts more fuel into useful energy, translating into reduced fuel consumption, better boiler performance at reduced levels of excess air, less particulate emissions and reduced maintenance requirements. By eliminating soot and black smoke at the source, CleanBoost HFO reduces carbon deposits and improves thermal efficiency of heat exchangers. Maintenance schedules can also be extended. CleanBoost HFO is safe to use with all boilers.
The marine/shipping industry uses bunker fuels when out to sea because of reduced operating cost. One of the down-falls of HFO fuels is the ability to flow and burn clean. CleanBoost HFO will reduce the viscosity of your bunker fuel and allow for reduced emissions and a cleaner running engine. Great for reduction of emissions when using in HFO, Bunker Fuel and other heavy fuels.
Fuel oil can be dosed with CleanBoost HFO in several ways, depending on available pumping equipment and configuration of the ship’s fuel handling system. Maximum benefits are obtained when CleanBoost HFO is thoroughly mixed with fuel oil, as far as possible upstream of the engines. While bunkering, The additive can be metered into the fuel oil line with a dosing pump system, before the manifold, to treat the entire fuel supply in all storage tanks. Alternatively, CleanBoost HFO can be added to storage tanks just prior to filling them with fuel. If storage tanks are not settling tanks, it is preferable to inject the additive into the fuel transfer line to the settling tank, or to the day tank, by way of a chemical dosing or metering pump designed to work with petroleum solvents at the appropriate flow rate.
For standard grades of marine residual fuel oils, the recommended dosage rate of CleanBoost HFO is 1: 5,000 or 1 liter per 5 tonnes of fuel. During the first week of treatment, a higher dosage rate of 1: 4,000 is recommended. When calculating the amount of additive required for an initial treatment, it is necessary to include enough additive to dose the untreated fuel already in the fuel system and tanks, in addition to dosing the incoming delivery of fuel oil.