One of the challenges posed by a
combustion process, when using an additive to improve the performance of
the fuel employed, is to verify these improvements and evaluate the
resultant financial benefits. Although desirable, it is not always
possible to carry out all the necessary monitoring processes within a
single controlled test.Therefore, each test programme requires well-defined
objectives, as well as precise planning and performance of the tests.
An example (not exhaustive) may be
consulted of verification tests that our clients in Spain have carried out
on the efficacy of the additives from “rb bertomeu”
for fuel oil and Diesel fuel, directly or in collaboration with our
company. We would refer you to the report on the tests on treatment of
heavy fuel oil with the additive “rb bertomeu”
beco F1/ASF that were planned and performed in recent years
in conjunction with a Cogeneration Plant comprising two Diesel engines.
These tests, performed over a period of
five months, are noteworthy for the methodology employed
(adapted for the scope allowed by the Plant in the year 1997) and the positive
results obtained in relation to the expected objectives of
verification when treatment with this particular additive commenced (despite
using Heavy Fuel oil with 2.7% sulphur in substitution for low sulphur
Heavy Fuel oil, with less than 1.0% sulphur, used before the test)
- Saving on fuel per KWhe produced.
- Maintaining the Service Factor despite using
lower quality of Heavy Fuel oil.
- Reduction in corrosion on exhaust valves
(Valve cones and Valve baskests), analysing two consecutive general
When planning the execution of tests to monitor the
efficacy of the additive treatment, each installation should use monitoring
procedures that, in the opinion of the technical personnel, allow valid
comparative results to be obtained.
For further information on
this topic, consult the following document: