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  DFT #1500V 

Heavy Fuel Conditioner

DFT #1500V "Hammerdown" is a multi-purpose fuel conditioner. It is a unique, concentrated blend of petrochemicals formulated specifically for today's heavy fuels (#4 and #6 Fuel Oils, bunkers, and IFO 180 to 500). It is designed to maximize performance and to minimize fuel problems.

DFT #15000V makes heavy fuels burn better in either boilers of diesel engines while reducing CO, NOx, and particulate (smoke) emissions. There have been numerous indications that DFT #1500V also reduces sulfur related problems when using high sulfur fuels. It removes and prevents hard carbon, a prime cause of reduced power and engine wear. It prevents growth of bacteria and fungi that contaminate diesel fuels, disperses sludges and water, controls gelling, stabilizes fuels, and protects fuel systems an engine components from corrosion. DFT #1500V also improves the lubricity of fuels.

Users routinely report noticeable improvements in operations and reduced emissions after they add "Hammerdown" to their fuel. They indicate that performance efficiency is restored to "as new" levels. They report average reductions of 10% in fuel consumption and of 15 to 25% in maintenance costs. Independent tests confirm these claims.

DFT #1500V is totally compatible with all boiler, engine, filter, and fuel systems. It is nontoxic and noncaustic, contains no metals or alcohols, and requires no special handling. It is guaranteed to contain no chemicals that would damage any boiler or engine part. DFT #1500V "Hammerdown" is E.P.A. registered, U.S. Coast Guard approved and certified for national defense fuels use.

Specific benefits of DFT #1500V are:

       1) Improved combustion of fuel
       2) Reduction of particulates emitted into the atmosphere. Ships using heavy fuels
           treated DFT #1500V have reported elimination of visible smoke and soot
           contamination of ship decks.

       3) Reduction of NOx, CO, and Hydrocarbon emissions
       4) Reduction of Carbon Buildup
       5) Increased engine power to "as new" standards
       6) Operational, Fuel, and Maintenance costs are lowered
       7) Prevention of bacteria contamination of storage tanks
       8) Total dispersion of condensate water into the fuel
       9) Dispersion of soluble sludges and removal of gums and varnishes
     10) Improved fuel stability
     11) Control of active metals


Use of DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" or DFT #1500V to condition heavy fuels used in atmospheric burners

DFT #1500 "Hammerdown" or DFT #1500V may be used to condition any distillate or residual fuel used either in compression ignition engines or atmospheric burners. Fuel system problems are common despite the conditions under which the fuel is burned. In the combustion processes, there are similar characteristics that affect the completeness of combustion, smoke and exhaust systems deposits.

Elimination of water, corrosion, bacteria, fungus and sludge from the fuel system prevents clogging of fuel filters, injectors or burner nozzles. This means less down time and expense for filter, injector or nozzle changes. DFT #1500 and DFT #1500V provide these benefits, yet they are nontoxic and noncaustic and contain no alcohols.

When fuel spray patterns are altered, the fuel will not be mixed with the air as efficiently as designed, and will not burn completely. The result will be smoke, unacceptable exhaust emissions, and carbon deposits on the nozzle tips. This carbon will eventually bake on hard and cause further distortion of the spray pattern. Where carbon deposits have occurred, DFT #1500 and DFT #1500V will soften them and eventually remove them. The removal of the hard carbon deposits has been postulated as the reason for the reductions in exhaust NOx when using DFT products.

Heavy fuels may have a high level of hard to burn residuals, including asphaltenes. These may burn incompletely, even if the spray pattern is optimum. The exhaust particulates from this type of fuel can be very sticky and will adhere to exchanger tubes and exhaust lines. If these are not cleaned out from time to time, overall system efficiency will decrease and fuel costs will increase. DFT #1500 and DFT #1500V will help heavy fuels to burn more completely and will take some "stickiness" out of the remaining exhaust particulates. As a result, the need for frequent exhaust system cleaning is reduced.

Users report that high sulfur fuels conditioned with DFT products produce less SO2 exhaust emissions and cause less acid erosion of the exhaust systems than untreated fuels.

DFT products should be introduced into the heavy fuels in a manner to insure complete mixing. This requires that the fuel be heated when the products are added. If the fuel tank is heated to maintain the viscosity of the fuel in the tank 4cSt, the DFT #1500 and DFT #1500V may be added directly to the tank immediately before fuel is added to the tank. Otherwise the product should be injected into the fuel line using a metering pump and a static in line mixer.

DFT #1500V is a more concentrated version of DFT #1500, and treats approximately 25% more fuel.

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