ECOCLEAN« HPFI Antifoulant
ECOCLEAN® HPFI Antifoulant was developed by
Innospec Fuel Specialties in direct response to the performance
issues surrounding modern diesel engines and new age fuels. The
product is the latest addition to our impressive LEGAL
DIESEL® range of diesel fuel additives. It complies
with the federal low sulfur content requirements and does not
To understand the benefits of ECOCLEAN® HPFI
Antifoulant it is important to appreciate how recent advances in
engine and fuel technology have impacted on vehicle performance and
fleet maintenance costs.
The technology at the core of the modern diesel engine is very
sophisticated and developments like high pressure common rail
(HPCR) direct fuel injection have transformed vehicle performance.
Today's engines are more powerful and more efficient resulting
in lower emissions.
Alongside advances in engines technology we have seen a major shift
towards new age fuels. These have been introduced to help reduce
the environmental impact of exhaust emissions. Ultra Low Sulfur
Diesel (ULSD) contains less than 15ppm sulfur and is a cleaner
alternative to traditional diesel fuels. With its use now mandatory
under EPA legislation, this fuel has quickly gained acceptance
across the United States. It is also used extensively in Canada.
While the introduction of ULSD is to be supported, it should be
recognized that the hydrotreating process used to remove sulfur
from refinery streams has severe effects on fuel properties.
Removing the sulfur not only affects a fuel's natural
lubricity, the process also removes nitrogen and oxygen. Without
these naturally occurring components there can be problems with the
fuel's low-temperature handling, thermal stability
(vulnerability to peroxide formation) and corrosion potential.
This presents the fuel industry with the challenge of extracting
maximum performance from today's super-efficient engines while
working with more problematic, yet environmentally friendly, ULSD
Innospec was quick to realise how this would ultimately impact on
fleet operators unless an additive like ECOCLEAN®
HPFI Antifoulant could be developed to address two critical
Modern diesel engines operating on ULSD can be negatively affected
by deposit contamination because of the extreme heat and high
pressures generated by advanced fuel injection equipment.
First, stubborn deposits build up around the injector valve seat
and nozzle, inhibiting fuel flow and adversely affecting engine
performance. Second, black soot like deposits form in the fuel
filter as a result of ULSD being thermally decomposed. The fuel
decomposes in the injection system where there are enormous
differences in pressure and temperature.
Both injector fouling and fuel filter plugging lead to increased
maintenance costs on heavy duty vehicles fitted with modern diesel
engines. ECOCLEAN® HPFI Antifoulant was designed to
resolve these problems. ECOCLEAN® HPFI Antifoulant
is an exciting new fuel additive that can help fleet owners and
operators reduce maintenance costs.
Thanks to ECOCLEAN® HPFI Antifoulant it is possible
to push the performance of ultra low sulfur fuels to a new level.
The additive not only helps to keep maintenance costs low.
ECOCLEAN® HPFI Antifoulant also boosts power in
today's high-tech engines and helps the environment by reducing
exhaust emissions and improving fuel economy.