HYDRA WINTER COLD FLOW FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES
- Solves Diesel, MGO Cold Flow Problems.
- Improves Low-Temperature Operating Range.
- Converts Summer Fuel to Winter Diesel.
- Reduces CFPP (Cold Filter Plugging)
- Improves the filterability and cloud point of diesel fuel.
- Prevents gelling of diesel fuel.
- Improvement up to –10°C to –31°C depending on the fuel quality.
- Compatible with all diesel fuels including pure bio-diesel.
THE PROBLEM COLD WEATHER CAN CAUSE WITH YOUR FUEL
After reefing ultra-low sulphur diesel contains natural waxes called paraffin wax. These tiny wax molecules are suspended in the fuel along with carbon molecules and other substances.
When the wax molecules are small, they can easily pass through a fuel filter and act as a lubricant for the injectors and fuel pump.
The problem with wax occurs as temperatures fall. Diesel has a cloud point, at temperatures lower than this the wax molecules start to grow crystals, as these grow they clump together (commonly called gelling) until eventually they are large enough to plug the fuel filter.
The temperature at which your filter plugs and flow ceases is called the CFPP (Cold Filter Plug Point).
The CFPP is very important, if the temperature drops below this minimum temperature filters will block and fuel flow will stop, starving the engine of fuel.
The Cloud Point and the CFPP both vary depending on your location in the world and fuel quality from a particular refinery often this will vary from batch to batch.
To summarise - the waxes in diesel fuel bind together when temperatures fall, and get by growing crystals these paraffin waxes block the fuel filters.
HOW TO USE HYDRA WINTER COLD FLOW
Can be used with Bio-Diesel up to B20 (20% bio content). Reduces Cold Filter Plugging Point according to EN116 / IP309 and pour point according to IP15 / ISO3016. Hydra Winter Cold Flow is compatible with Hydra Fuel Plus Biocide.
Hydra Winter Cold Flow must be added before the first crystal have formed, as any crystals already formed cannot be dissolved by the product.
Ideally Hydra Winter Cold Flow should be at room temperature and the diesel fuel being treated should not be below 0°C.
1,000ppm (1:1,000) can be increased to 2,000ppm (1:500) to give enhanced protection. Available in different pack sizes for ease of use, simply add to fuel when filling up.
ADD BEFORE REFUELLING
Dilutions can vary depending on quality of your fuel as explained earlier and also your geographic location, you may have lower local temperatures that you need to protect to.