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PC-88 is an additive for the combustion of heavy oils.  It is a solution of metal organic compounds of chromium, cobalt, aluminum and iron dissolved in a petroleum base solvent.  It minimizes the formation of SO3 (which causes corrosion of the boiler and slagging.) It changes the rate of combustion: oil is burned completely rather than remaining on the furnace wall.  And it changes the appearance of the flame and flue gas by stabilizing the carbon dioxide level and preventing it from rising to the point where haze and soot .

PC-88 can be used in any boiler burning fuel oil including public utility boilers, industrial power and heating plant boilers, and marine boilers.  It is added directly to fuel oil, at a rate of 1 gallon to 4,000-8,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil. It contains no product that is in any way harmful to the storage tank, the boiler or any part of the system.

PC88 Reduce SlaggingA number of tests have been conducted on PC-88.  These tests demonstrated that using this product resulted in substantial fuel savings.  The tests conducted used a modified Oxygen-Bomb Calorimeter, designed for use during fuel combustion to measure maximum temperature achieved and the amount of heat released.  Comparisons were made between untreated fuel, and fuel treated with PC-88.  Results showed that the treated fuel reached an average higher temperature of 47 degrees out of 1100 degrees Fahrenheit and released 5% more heat.  The higher heat was released from the same amount of fuel, resulting in savings in fuel costs.  This increase in heat output was ascribed to a greater proportion of the fuel being burned completely, with fewer products of incomplete combustion such as carbon.

PC88 Before and AfterPC-88 Benefits

PC-88  reduces fuel costs, reduces slagging and maintenance costs, and reduces emissions: 

  • Because of PC-88 high efficiency, only small quantities are required, and field tests have proven that regular use will result in a fuel savings over and above the cost of PC-88.
  • When PC-88 is added to fuel oil, complete combustion is obtained and there is little, if any, soot or slag.  These effects reduce the time spent on maintenance, cleaning and repair of boilers and accessories, lowering operating costs.
  • The more complete and efficient combustion achieved from the use of PC-88 results in less unburned carbons that substantially contribute to air pollution. This also reduces the amount of visible smoke emitted.
  • PC-88 virtually eliminates sludge. When PC-88 is added to the storage tank, as it is being filled, it immediately mixes with the fuel oil, with which it is
    chemically homogeneous, and penetrates and breaks down any sludge forming particles. This enables the oil to hold them in suspension and pass them along to the piping system for combustion, thereby preventing them from settling in the bottom of the tank and nozzles, creating problems such as clogged fuel injectors.
  • Slagging, corrosion and fouling are reduced. Without PC-88, slag will bind to the walls of the boiler tubes, and when the tubes are cleaned, part of the wall is removed with the slag, resulting in thinner walls with each cleaning. PC-88 prevents the alloying action keeping tubes clean.
  • PC-88 will pick up or emulsify normal moisture in storage tanks and in fuel lines. This will minimize the amount of water going through the boiler, reducing