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Fuel Additives

Meet finished fuel quality specifications while maximizing profitability

Each year refiners spend millions of dollars on finished fuel additives to help meet finished fuel quality specifications. Most traditional finished fuel additive applications are inefficient and result in unnecessary costs. SUEZ's fuel additives, in combination with on-site monitoring, chemical analysis, and recommendations from SUEZ's testing laboratories, are designed to help refiners meet finished product specifications at minimum costs.

Fuel Additives

Meet finished fuel quality specifications while maximizing profitability

Each year refiners spend millions of dollars on finished fuel additives to help meet finished fuel quality specifications. Most traditional finished fuel additive applications are inefficient and result in unnecessary costs. SUEZ's fuel additives, in combination with on-site monitoring, chemical analysis, and recommendations from SUEZ's testing laboratories, are designed to help refiners meet finished product specifications at minimum costs.

Product Highlight

Spec-Aid* Finished Fuel Additives

SUEZ's Spec-Aid fuel additive programs combine state-of-the-art additives and comprehensive, on-site service programs to ensure fuel and health and safety specifications are met at the lowest overall cost. In addition, when problems arise in the refinery that impact fuel quality and specifications, SUEZ engineers are on-site to help solve the immediate issues, whether additive solutions are required or not, and to help determine root causes and corrections to prevent future problems.

Types of SUEZ Fuel Additives

SUEZ offers a variety of fuel additives designed to improve fuel handling and performance. Types of fuel additives offered include:

  • Carbon steel and copper corrosion inhibitors for gasoline and diesel
  • Silver corrosion inhibitors for gasoline
  • Stabilizers for middle distillates (diesel and fuel oils)
  • metal deactivators for gasoline, middle distillates, and jet fuel
  • Cold flow improvers for middle distillates, crude oil, and intermediate oils
  • Gasoline and jet fuel antioxidants
  • Lubricity improvers for diesel and jet fuel
  • H2S scavengers for crude, gasoline, middle distillates, asphalt, naphtha and gasoil
  • Biocides for gasoline, diesel, and intermediates
  • Conductivity improvers for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel
  • Dehaxers for gasoline and middle distillates
  • Cetane improver for diesel 

Features & Benefits

Fuel Additives Features & Benefits

SUEZ's portfolio of finished product additives are designed to:

  • Help refiners cost-effectively meet fuel specifications
  • Ensure proper fuel handling and performance characteristics
  • Provide state-of-the-art gasoline, aviation fuel, blend component, biofuel, and feedstock additives

Case Studies

Spec-Aid Fuel Corrosion Control Program Helps Refiner Meet Specifications and Reduce Costs

The operator of a large North American refinery producing 200,000 barrels per day of gasoline and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) was interested in reducing the costs associated with its finished fuel corrosion control program. SUEZ's local account manager conducted on-site Spec-Aid dose response tests in samples of the refiner's gasoline and ULSD. Read more

Refinery Uses SUEZ Stabilizers to Manage Quality Specifications of FCCU Products LCN and LCO

A Canadian refinery operating an FCC unit that generated both an LCN and LCO streams that were used as blending components for gasoline and diesel finished fuels respectively were routinely failing the stabilization quality specifications. The refinery asked SUEZ conducted a systematic chemical screening protocol and determined Spec-Aid was the most appropriate stabilizer. Read more

Spec-Aid Full Service Antioxidant Program Dramatically Improves Performance and Significantly Reduces Treatment Costs

A "no-service" supplier was providing a gasoline antioxidant to a Midwestern U.S. refinery. Chemicals were being transferred from drums into a larger vessel for makedown and feeding. After numerous accidents involving spills of this hazardous chemical, SUEZ was asked to help address a variety of their problems. Read more

Spec-Aid Finished Product Additive Program Lowers Treatment Costs

A major Gulf Coast refiner was experiencing extremely high finished product additive program costs while using low dollar per gallon additives provided by a low service supplier. SUEZ's Spec-Aid program met targeted quality specifications while saving to the refinery $330,000 per year. Read more

FAQs

What are Fuel Additives?

Fuel additives are compounds that improve the handling and use characteristics of liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Fuel additives are designed to help refiners meet fuel specifications and ensure that treated fuels are suitable for handling in the fuel storage tank and pipelines and fit for use in end-user vehicles and equipment.

What are the common types of Fuel Additives?

Common types of fuel additives offered include:

  • Antioxidants
  • Biocides
  • Cetane Improvers
  • Cold Flow Inhibitors
  • Conductivity Improvers
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Dehazers
  • Fuel Stabilizers
  • H2S Scavengers
  • Lubricity Improver
  • Metal Deactivators