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Cortec introduces the next generation of corrosion inhibiting fuel additives

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 08:00
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Cortec® has developed the next generation of VpCI® fuel additives for more potent corrosion protection of fuel systems. Cortec VpCI-707 has been specially formulated to protect fuel tanks and systems from corrosion and sludge formation without damaging copper and aluminum. It is a powerful option for keeping new and existing fuel tanks and systems in good condition during day-to-day operation and especially during vulnerable times such as intermittent operation, storage, or shipment. Other benefits of VpCI-707 are its improved water handling and good injector-cleaning capabilities. VpCI-707 does not contain trace metals, chlorides, chromates, nitrites, phosphates, or secondary amines.

Because of its combined contact-phase and vapor-phase action, VpCI-707 effectively provides corrosion protection to metal surfaces not only in direct contact with the treated fuel, but also in the void space above the fuel line. This allows VpCI-707 to be applied at a very low dose compared to the volume of the tank being protected. VpCI-707 can be added directly to gasoline or diesel fuel in blending, storage, or vehicle tanks. It can also be fogged as a concentrate into dry fuel tanks before storage and shipment.

Comparing Cortec Fuel Additive Protection
With the development of VpCI-707, Cortec R&D has made an excellent improvement to its fuel additive offerings. VpCI-707 outperforms VpCI-705 in many aspects, including fuel stability and contact- and vapor-phase corrosion protection. While VpCI-705 remains an excellent preservation tool with a long-standing history, VpCI-707 represents the newest generation of corrosion protection in fuel systems. Compared to VpCI-706, which provides the strongest vapor-phase protection of all three additives but is corrosive to copper, Cortec’s new VpCI-707 is a powerful alternative for use when multi-metal protection is needed, or when protection is needed for fuel components that may not be fully enclosed.

The Importance of Fuel Additives
Applying a good corrosion inhibiting additive to fuel tanks and systems is an important part of the preservation process especially when vehicles, tanks, or equipment will be going through a period of disuse. Otherwise, harsh environments and stagnation can lead to sludge formation and the deterioration of even new metal components. VpCI-707 can be used for fuel stabilization and corrosion protection in countless applications like the following:

  • Large or small fuel storage tanks
  • Heavy equipment or vehicles being shipped overseas
  • Equipment operating in harsh industrial or offshore environments
  • Generators or other equipment going into seasonal storage
  • Industrial plants going into temporary layup

For users seeking good corrosion protection and fuel stability in any of these applications, Cortec has made a higher level of protection possible by developing VpCl-707, the next generation of VpCI fuel additives!

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