Feature & Advantages
- Contains the best cetane booster, 2-EHN 2-Ethyl Hexyl Nitrate + Lubricants.
- Boosts cetane rating from 4 to 8 points which improves performance and economy.
- Improves cold starting, reduces smoke, reduces engine noise and harmful emissions.
- Use in all diesel, red diesel, biodiesel diesel, ULSD, MGO etc.
- Contains extra lubricants which counter fuel drying effect of using pure 2-EHN.
Add to fuel tank then top up with new fuel. Fuel tanks being treated should be at least 10% full. Usual dose at 1:1,000 to 1:500 depending on quality of fuel and performance increase required. Can be used in all grades of diesel fuel including biodiesel fuels.
Dose Rate - 1:1000
Add 50ml Hydra CEBO to 50 litres of fuel.
Dose Rate - 1:500
Add 100ml Hydra CEBO to 50 litres of fuel.
Diesel engines require a minimum cetane number to run correctly. In Europe, diesel fuel is manufactured to a European Union specification i.e., EU 590. Fuel meeting this specification has a minimum cetane number of 51 and premium diesel fuel can have a cetane number as high as 60.
Hydra CEBO Cetane Booster delivers an increase in cetane number to your diesel fuels. It will increase the cetane number by up to 4 to 8 points depending on the quality of fuel being treated. It contains 2-EHN (2-Ethylhexyl Nitrate) plus additional lubricants. We add extra lubricants to counter the fuel drying effect that 2-EHN has on diesel fuels made from hydrocarbons. These lubricants also reduce friction inside the engine, helping to improve fuel economy.
Hydra CEBO provides an economic route to meeting quality specifications and a platform for creating premium fuels. Diesel bug treatment improves fuel combustion by reducing the ignition delay period resulting in easier cold starting, reduction in white smoke, harmful emission reduction and reduced noise from the engine. Better fuel combustion means improved fuel economy.
DIESEL FUEL QUALITY
The overall quality of diesel fuel is dependent on a number of factors. These include BTU value, viscosity, pour flow point, aromatic and paraffinic content, and resistance to contaminant build-up such as water and bacteria. A diesel fuel’s quality also is very dependent on its cetane number.
The cetane number (CN) is an index of the ignition point or combustion quality of diesel fuel and is measured using an ASTM D613 test. This is the point that the fuel will self-ignite under pressure inside the engine cylinder.
Standard European BS EN590 diesel from the pump normally has a minimum cetane number of around 51, with premium diesel a little higher. When refineries are producing basic diesel fuels, they will only work to the minimum cetane number, as they want to manufacture as cheaply as possible.
With modern vehicles depending on engine design, driving conditions, and so on, the optimum cetane value for most vehicles is around the mid to high 50s.
A fuel with too low of a cetane number for a particular engine will result in reduced cold-start ability, rough running, excess engine noise/vibration and reduced combustion quality.
This leads to reduced performance, excess emissions, and carbon build-up throughout the engine and emission system components (intake, EGR, DPF) etc.
A higher cetane fuel that is a proper match for the engine will reduce ignition delay, improve overall combustion quality, liberate more BTU (energy) from the fuel, and improve performance and MPG.
It also will reduce engine noise, deposit build-up, and exhaust emissions. Diesel and MGO fuels with cetane number lower than minimum engine requirements can cause rough engine operation. They are more difficult to start, especially in cold weather.
Many low cetane fuels, increase engine deposits resulting in more smoke, increased exhaust emissions and greater engine wear.
Using fuels which meet engine operating requirements will improve cold starting, reduce smoke during start-up, improve fuel economy, reduce exhaust emissions, improve engine durability and reduce noise and vibration.
Hydra CEBO delivers an increase in cetane number to your diesel and MGO fuel. It will increase cetane number by up to 8 points depending on quality of fuel being treated.
Hydra CEBO provides an economic route to meeting quality specifications and a platform for creating premium fuels.
Improves fuel combustion by reducing the ignition delay period resulting in easier cold starting, reduction in white smoke, harmful emission reduction and reduced noise from engine. Better fuel combustion means improved fuel economy.
What should I look for in a cetane booster?
Contrary to some propaganda, alkyl nitrates still offer the greatest improvement in cetane number, with measured increases of up to eight points.
When it comes to alkyl nitrates, 2-ethylhexyl nitrate (2-EHN) is the most popular and most respected. It offers more consistent ignition quality whilst reducing unwanted and negative combustion conditions.
Fuel additive manufacturers recognise both the benefits of boosting the cetane number and using 2-EHN so much now that most offer cetane improvers.
The question in this case is what are you getting for your money?
From close examination it appears many cetane boosters contain useless fillers. To maximise profits most manufacturers still insist on the single bottle per tank philosophy.
Some 200-300ml bottles that treat a single tank of fuel have as little as 20% active ingredients.
This is lucrative for the manufacturer but not a good value for the consumer. Therefore, it is important to understand what you are getting for your money.
The optimum amount of 2-EHN is around 30-100ml per tank of fuel, depending on the engine and base cetane level.
As 2-EHN can reduce lubricity it is important that a lubricant is also blended in unless you are making your own bio-diesel which will have sufficient lubricity from the fats and oils at time of production.
To ensure you are getting the best value, make sure the product contains at least 50% 2-EHN and that a reasonable proportion of the remainder contains useful ingredients, such as lubricant.
So what do we recommend and why?
Active cetane improvers are essentially a form of fuel modification, or more accurately, combustion modification.
However, when combined with the correct fuel catalyst technology, and lubricity additives, they can turn the most mediocre pump fuels and biodiesels into super diesel that will outperform the best premium pump fuels.
Rather than introduce another diluted cetane booster, Hydra decided to release a concentrated chemical product Hydra CEBO that contains 100% active ingredients. It provides optimum increases in cetane whilst being able to treat multiple tanks of fuel, rather than just one.
Hydra also added their low Sulphur, low temperature lubricant to improve quality even further.
It contains a minimum 95% 2-EHN with the remainder composed a specialist lubricant blend that protects the entire fuel system against the harmful effects of low lubricity, low Sulphur fuels.
This results in an optimum combustion condition, comprehensive fuel system protection with performance increase, and reduction in harmful exhaust emissions.
All of our products are manufactured to the highest specifications at our UK plant, which is accredited to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.