When buying a vehicle, not all people consider fuel economy their first priority. The choice is often based on entirely different things: appearance, size, color, brand etc. Fuel economy could be insignificant if the fuel were cheap. However, the reality today is different. Petroleum products are high enough, and every motorists ponders fuel economy sooner or later. This is especially visible in the first few years, when the vehicle does not yet need repairs and spare parts, and the budget is spent on fuel most of the time.
What are additives?
An additive is a substance added to gasoline to improve it. There are many additives in the market now. Among them are:
The main idea of using additive is improvement of vehicle operation as well as saving on servicing and repairs.
Fuel economy additives
Fuel economy additives are produced in the form of pills or liquids. If the fuel is low octane and you enjoy speed, straining your engine, there is a risk of detonation combustion, causing engine wear.
The problem is solved quite simply: an octane number raising additive is mixed with the gasoline. This parameter is mostly influenced by the content of paraffin and aromatic hydrocarbons. The reasonable question is why not stock up on high octane fuel to protect oneself from possible price changes. Thing is, the high octane gasoline is more volatile than low octane. It must be fresh. A more reasonable way is to purchase and store low octane fuel and mix it with additives later.
How additives are mixed with fuel?
To mix additives with fuel in bulk volume, special equipment is required. The USB type units
are made by GlobeCore
for mixing of two to five different fluids, such as low octane gasoline with additives etc, production of composite motor fuels, including vegetable components, bioethanol, and for blending biodiesel with diesel. These systems are designed for oil refining industry and petrol retailers.
Composite fuel mixed using regular methods tends to separate with time. The USB blending system employs injection and hydrodynamic shock to increase the octane number of gasoline and keep the product stable for at least 180 days.
Modern hydrodynamic (stream) units have proven themselves as economic, precise and stable means of production of high quality motor fuels with optimal economic performance. The economy compared to regular mixing in tanks accelerates return on investment up to 60% and allows the project to pay for itself in one year or even less.