Low Temperature Operability


Wax crystals in diesel fuel before and after MCC additives

Ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is highly paraffinic. This potentially increases the wax content of the fuel, leading to low temperature handling problems. Wax crystals formed at low temperature can block fuel filters. Pipes and hoses can cut off supply of fuel to the diesel engine.

CFPP, LTFT, Pour Point
Our additives are designed to improve low temperature operability of fuels. MCC has developed cold flow improvers that modify the size of the wax crystals in ULSD. They can be used to lower cold filter plugging point (CFPP), cloud point and pour point of various sources of ULSD with or without the addition of kerosene. The products also have utility in certain biodiesel blends.