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    Refinery Additives for Middle Distillates

      Customized Innovation - Reliable Performance

      Increasing worldwide demand for diesel, more stringent environmental legislation for transportation fuels and changing fossil energy resources: Refiners are facing a lot of challenges - BASF's Refinery Additives offer a wide range of solutions, covering flow improvement, property enhancement and stabilization.

      Comprehensive know-how in middle distillate treatment

      From cold flow improvers, assuring the operability of diesel fuels even at cold temperatures, and lubricity additives preventing wear in diesel distribution pumps to static dissipaters providing a minimum conductivity in low sulfur fuels: BASF's Refinery Additives provide solutions to many problems of modern fuel production.

      Backward integration and global distribution network

      With a worldwide distribution network and backward-integration into key raw material, BASF's Refinery Additives offer maximum supply chain reliability. A global network of technical service centers provides optimal support by a committed team helping our customers to be more successful. Steady product improvement assures best product performance in a fast changing environment.

    Our levers for performance
    Over 80 years experience in cold-flow technology
    Customized products and formulations
    Customer-specific solutions
    Technical service
    Supply security
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    Your strong reliable partner for the fuel industry

    Innovation

    BASF Refinery Additives can rely on the full innovation power of BASF: State-of the art research departments, an extensive world-wide research network, over 10,000 employees working in research and development, a chemical knowledge pool unmatched in the industry, formulation expertise, analytics, production know-how and decades of experience when it comes to final fuel treatment.

    Innovation

    BASF Refinery Additives can rely on the full innovation power of BASF: State-of the art research departments, an extensive world-wide research network, over 10,000 employees working in research and development, a chemical knowledge pool unmatched in the industry, formulation expertise, analytics, production know-how and decades of experience when it comes to final fuel treatment.

    Technical Service

    Our skilled technicians can give regular on-site assistance but are also prepared for emergency visits. Our global network of regional service centers is prepared for detailed fuel analysis and application tests. We develop tailor-made additives to perfectly fit to the fuels and requirements.

    Speed and Flexibility

    We at BASF Refinery Additives can immediately react and adjust our additive formulation to match the new situation. With our KEROFLUX® blending plant we are in the position to offer a new product without significant delay, enabling our customers to do their business without costly disruptions.

    Supply Chain Reliability

    We can assure supply security through backward integration in production and customer-focused logistic concepts. BASF Refinery Additives is a global business and relies on BASF's worldwide distribution network. Our products are produced according to global quality standards to match our customers' expectations.

    Global Presence

    With customers spread all over the world, the Refinery Additives team acts globally by maintaining strong and caring customer contact across all regions.

    KEROFLUX® Cold Flow Improvers

      High performance cold flow improvers
      Cold temperature can be a serious threat to the trouble-free use of middle distillates. BASF's KEROFLUX® series offers tailor-made solutions to improve the low temperature performance of diesel, heating oils and marine distillate fuels helping to ensure the continued operation of equipment when temperature drops.

      Middle Distillate Flow Improvers (MDFIs)
      MDFIs enhance the basic cold flow properties like CFPP (Cold Filter Plugging Point) and PP (Pour Point) of diesel, heating oil and marine distillate fuels. MDFIs are low-molecular weight olefin copolymers in organic solvents. The copolymers have a hydrocarbon backbone, allowing co-crystallization with the n-paraffins, and polar side chains which block further crystal growth.

      Wax Anti Settling Additives (WASA)
      WASAs reduce settling of n-paraffins during storage at low temperatures. WASAs are always used in combination with MDFIs and often also improve the efficiency of an MDFI leading in reduced overall additive costs.

      Wax Anti Settling Flow Improvers (WAFIs)
      WAFIs are finished formulations of MDFI and WASA. They are an optimal solution for customers with limited number of additive tanks and/or injection equipment.

    Property Enhancement and Stabilization


      Lubricity Additives

      Diesel fuels with sulfur levels below 500ppm may exhibit insufficient lubricating properties, causing increased wear and injection pump failures. KEROKORR LA® lubricity additives improve the lubricity of low and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuels.

      Antistatics
      KEROSTAT® antistatics (metal-free) increase electrical conductivity of fuels. They can be used in storage tanks, pipelines and especially during switch-loading to improve safety when handling flammable liquids.

      Cetane Number Improvers
      KEROBRISOL® cetane number improvers improve the combustion of diesel fuel. The treat rate depends on the cetane number of the unadditized fuel and the cetane number increase to be achieved.

      H2S-Scavengers
      KEROFINE® H2S scavengers irreversibly reduce the H2S-content in liquid fuels to a level that allows safe handling and transportation.

      Antioxidants for Middle Distillates
      KEROBIT® grades increase the oxidation stability of liquid fuels. Specially adjusted grades to improve the stability of biodiesel (e.g. FAME: fatty acid methyl esters) are also available.

      Metal Deactivators
      KEROMET® metal deactivators are used to bind traces of metals in fuels and prevent fuel oxidation, polymerization reactions and gum formation.

      Multifunctional Stability Improvers
      KEROPON® stability improvers prevent gum formation, sedimentation and discoloration in diesel fuels containing unstable components.

    Products - Our Refinery Additives for Middle Distillates

      Flow Improvement

      • KEROFLUX® Custom-made flow improvers, wax antisettling additives

         

      Property Enhancement

      • KEROKORR® Lubricity additive for diesel fuels
      • KEROSTAT® Antistatic for crude oil distillates
      • KEROBRISOL® Cetane number improver
      • KEROFINE® H2S-Scavenger
         

      Stabilization

      • KEROBIT® Antioxidants for middle distillates
      • KEROMET® Metal deactivator for crude oil distillates
      • KEROPON® Multifunctional stability improver for fuels

      Learn more about BASF’s comprehensive expertise along the oil value chain of the conversion of crude oil into fuels with high performance characteristics.

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