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Cortec unveils new fuel additives

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Tanks and Terminals,

Cortec® has developed the next generation of VpCI® fuel additives for more potent corrosion protection of fuel systems.

Cortec VpCI-707 has been specially formulated to protect fuel tanks and systems from corrosion and sludge formation without damaging copper and aluminium. It helps to keep new and existing fuel tanks and systems in good condition during day-to-day operation and vulnerable times such as intermittent operation, storage or shipment. Other benefits are its improved water handling and good injector-cleaning capabilities. It does not contain trace metals, chlorides, chromates, nitrites, phosphates, or secondary amines.

Because of its combined contact-phase and vapor-phase action, it effectively provides corrosion protection to metal surfaces not only in direct contact with the treated fuel, but also in the void space above the fuel line. This allows it to be applied at a very low dose compared to the volume of the tank being protected. VpCI-707 can be added directly to gasoline or diesel fuel in blending, storage, or vehicle tanks. It can also be fogged as a concentrate into dry fuel tanks before storage and shipment.

VpCI-707 outperforms VpCI-705 in many aspects, including fuel stability and contact- and vapor-phase corrosion protection. It is also an excellent alternative for use when multi-metal protection is needed, or when protection is needed for fuel components that may not be fully enclosed.

Applying a good corrosion inhibiting additive to fuel tanks and systems is an important part of the preservation process especially when vehicles, tanks, or equipment will be going through a period of disuse. Otherwise, harsh environments and stagnation can lead to sludge formation and the deterioration of even new metal components. VpCI®-707 can be used for fuel stabilisation and corrosion protection in applications including: large or small fuel storage tanks, heavy equipment or vehicles being shipped overseas, equipment operating in harsh industrial or offshore environments, generators or other equipment going into seasonal storage, and industrial plants going into temporary layup.

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