Vanadium Corrosion Inhibitor and Dispersant

"rb bertomeu" beco F1-Ship                   Since May 2001


Additive that must be added to the heavy fuel oil or crude oil to optimize combustion and reduce maintenance costs. Special to be used in naval engines.
Catalogued as NONFLAMMABLE (flash point 65C) to be used in facilities whose regulations require so.

Effects: Asphaltenes, coal and sludge dispersant. Inhibitor of encrustation and Vanadium and Sodium corrosion. Decants water. Improves combustion and reduces the emission of unburnt matter. It neutralizes the fouling and corrosion in valves, turbines and gas circuit. It reduces the frequency of shooting of water treatment plants and sludge. It saves fuel.


220-liters metal drums.
Pallet of 4 x 200 liters.



a) 45-55% Soluble Magnesium carboxylate / Magnesium Organic salts of Fatty acids (molecules-trade secret) soluble in hydrocarbons. During the combustion, the SOLUBLE Magnesium molecule of the additive “rb bertomeu” beco F1/Ship reacts with the Vanadium oxide and forms Magnesium Vanadate of high melting point (more than 1,200ºC), which is solid and non-corrosive at the engine's internal temperature which is carried by the combustion gas stream without being deposited in the circuit. The V2O5 is neutralized (vanadium pentoxide) obtaining alkaline-earth vanadates of high fusion point, at the same moment of combustion, which elimiantes the corrosion due to the Vanadium pentoxide and eliminates the appearance of sodium vanadates below fusion point, neutralizing the compatations and corrosion in the exhaust valves of the engines.
The action of fixing heavy metals (Vanadium), is also translated into a decrease in the oxidation from SO2 to SO3 (formed from the fuel oils Sulphur) because the catalytic action over the reaction is minimized; as a consequence, the formation of Sodium sulfate is reduced (Na2SO2) that melts at 888 C and also diminishes the appearance of Sulphuric acid condensation when the combustion gases cool down and, along with it, cold corrosion.

b) Stabilisers, which detain the ageing and normal degradation of the fuel oil, and avoid the increase in sediments by increasing the size of the small particles in suspension.

c)De-emulsioners, which accelerate the speed of separation of the water, to the bottom of the storage tank, for ease of removal.

d) Dispersants, which cause the uniform separation of particles of asphalts, coals and other solids which the heavy fuel oil contains, minimising sludge formation .

e) Biocides, which help maintaining the integrity of fuels, preventing the bacterial and fungal contamination in the storage tanks.

f) Corrosion inhibitors, which protect the metal parts of the fuel oil circuits.

g)Detergents, which reduce the formation of carbonous deposits and flow loss in the injectors, and maintain an excellent pulverisation.

h) Surfactants, which reduce the surface tension of the fuel oil and achieve better pulverisation (a fundamental factor to achieve good combustion).

i) Organic Solvents , which serve as excipients to the formulation.


The injection must take place at the inlet pipeline to the storage tank simultaneously when the fuel oil storage tank is filled up, in order to obtain a good homogeneous solution of the additive in the fuel. However, if necessary, it can also be injected into the entry pipeline to the sedimentation or daily tank but, in this case, dispersants will have less time to act.


The dose is variable in function to the quality of the fuel oil.


Manufactured by "rb bertomeu" in Spain (European Union)


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