Nanotane fuel additives (catalysts) offer large fossil fuel consumers a simple, cost-effective approach to combat today's high petroleum prices and reduce operating and maintenance costs, especially where incomplete combustion is a problem.
The underlying cause can be high levels of asphaltenes in the bunker oil, which leads to loss on ignition or carbon burnout problems, resulting in excessive soot formation, carbon deposits, black smoke (particulates or DPM), cold end corrosion and fouling with sulfur (sulphur) or vanadium.
Nanotane improve fuel efficiency and combustion efficiency, by converting more of the fuel's chemical energy into useful, kinetic energy, in the flame zone of boilers, or during the power stroke of diesel engines. Soot formation is prevented at the source and less fuel is wasted in the form of particulate emissions. Greenhouse gases (CO2 and NOx), acid rain causing gases (SO2 and SO3), soot (black smoke), carbon build-up and fouling, slagging and cold-end corrosion are all reduced, while engine and boiler performance improves. Turbochargers and exhaust gas boilers remain cleaner and require less maintenance and water washing. Dangerous and costly exhaust fires can also be prevented.
Developed in Canada, Nanotane reduce fuel consumption by 3 to 5% across a wide range of fossil fuels, from coal and heavy residual fuel oils to intermediate fuel oil blends, refined diesel fuels, gasoline and bio-mass.
Nanotane are effective in industrial boilers and diesel engines of all sizes and is useful in marine shipping, power generation, mining, construction, ground transportation and wherever high fuel prices or compliance with emissions or opacity regulations is a concern.
The benefits of Nanotane diesel additives were scientifically measured at the Battelle Memorial Institute, in both the United States and in Europe, and by the Southwest Research Institute in the United States. Tests were conducted under controlled furnace, boiler and diesel genset conditions to determine, with laboratory certainty, the effect of Nanotane on the combustion performance of bituminous coal, crude oil, heavy and light fuel oils and diesel fuel. Nanotane has been used commercially since the 1980's and is manufactured for Combustion Technologies exclusively by Ashland Chemicals, an ISO 9002 registered company.
The primary benefits of Nanotane HFO are improved combustion efficiency, reduced ash formation and the virtual elimination of unburned carbon in the exhaust system and bottom ash. The result is fuel savings on bunker C or heating oil and a significant reduction of environmental pollution. Detailed information about the mode of action of our catalysts in the burner has allowed the development of strategies to control NOx emissions and in the case of coal and heavy fuel oil (HFO) to achieve a net reduction in NOx emissions.
Nanotane Diesel does not affect normal diesel engine wear and it has no detrimental effects upon fuel characteristics. The proven shelf-life of Nanotane is greater than three years.
Nanotane is safe to use and produces no harmful incremental emissions as a by-product, unlike many fuel additives. Nanotane also reduces the volatile fraction of particulate emissions (PAH's) which can promote skin cancer in humans.
Secondary benefits of Nanotane fuel treatments include better engine performance, extended equipment life and reduced maintenance costs, all with minimal disruption to normal engine or boiler operations. Soot formation and slagging on exhaust gas boilers is eliminated and time intervals between major overhauls of components, such as turbochargers, can be increased. Internal engine components, including pistons, rings, valves and fuel injector tips remain free of hard carbon deposits.
The above photo shows a soot-free nozzle ring from a turbocharger (type NR26/R1130) that was not cleaned at all during 6,200 continuous operating hours with Nanotane HFO. Ordinarily, without Nanotane HFO, this turbocharger had to be serviced every 1,000 to 1,500 hours to remove the soot build-up. The engine is a MAN B&W 18V28/32H, rated at 3.8 MW, burning No. 6 fuel oil.