100% Non Chemical 100% Non Flammable 100% Non Hazardous
PhloMax is designed to lower pour point and cold filter plugging point (CFPP). Its formula is exclusive, chemical free and class leading.
PhloMax is formulated with highest quality ingredients and uses our Proprietary Molecular Spacing Technology and when used in heating oil or diesel fuel, in which it is completely miscible, it lowers pour point and prevents cold filter plugging.
PhloMax has a natural pour point capability of minus 30°C as standalone and can be used in all types of equipment/engines using diesel fuel or can be mixed at refinery level when producing diesel fuel making it a superior fuel with built in pour point depressant.
PhloMax should be added to heating oil or diesel fuel before filling, and recommended dosage is 0.20% - 0.40%
The pour point of a lubricating oil or fuel is the lowest temperature at which it will pour or flow when it is chilled without disturbance under prescribed conditions. Most mineral oils and fuels contain some dissolved wax and, as an oil/fuel is chilled, this wax begins to separate as crystal that interlock to form a rigid structure that traps the oil/fuel in small pockets in the structure.
When this wax crystal structure becomes sufficiently complete, the oil/fuel will no longer flow under the conditions of the test. Since, however, mechanical agitation can break up the wax structure; it is possible to have an oil/fuel flow at temperatures considerably below its pour point. Cooling rates also affect wax crystallization; it is possible to cool an oil/fuel rapidly to a temperature below its pour point and still have it flow.
While the pour point of most oils/fuel is related to the crystallization of wax, certain oils/fuels, which are essentially wax free, have viscosity-limited pour points. In these oils/fuels the viscosity becomes progressively higher as the temperature is lowered until at some temperature no flow can be observed. The pour points of such oils/fuels cannot be lowered with pour point depressants, PPDs, since these agents act by interfering with the growth and interlocking of the wax crystal structure. Certain high molecular weight polymers function by inhibiting the formation of a wax crystal structure that would prevent oil flow at low temperatures.
Oils/fuel must have pour points (1) below the minimum operating temperature of the system and (2) below the minimum surrounding temperature to which the oil/fuel will be exposed.
While removal of the residue waxes from the oil/fuel is somewhat expensive, pour point depressants are an economical alternative to reduce the pour point of lubricants/fuels. The most common pour point depressants are the same additives used for viscosity index improvement. The mechanism through which these molecules reduce pour point is still poorly understood and somewhat controversial.
It has been suggested that these molecules adsorb into the wax crystals, and redirect their growth, forming smaller and more isotropic crystals that interfere less with oil flow.
Depending on the type of oil/fuel, pour point depression of up to 50ºF (10ºC) can be achieved by these additives, although a lowering of the pour point by about (20º F– 30ºF) (-6.67ºC to -1.1ºC) is more common. However, with our PhloMax we can reduce pour point to a much lower level than most chemical based additives.
Appearance: Yellowish Liquid
Bulk Density: 0.90 Kg/m3
Fire Point: 320°C
Flash Point: 236°C
Pour Point: Minus 30°C
Flammability: Non Flammable, Non Combustible
pH Value: 7
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