Carbon deposits, sludge and varnish present the worst challenges to chemical industry efficiency. Many chemical enterprises still use mineral oils in most of their severe and heavy-duty applications. Pushing mineral oils to their performance and service life limits will most probably lead to varnish and carbon build-up in the entire equipment or circulation system. These sticky residues will cause higher energy consumption, stuck valves, overheating, clogged oil lines and filters, and increased downtime due to maintenance.
Klüber Summit Varnasolv is a concentrated conditioner fluid that acts like a detergent/dispersant to dissolve varnish and carbon deposits during operation in various equipment items, with no dismantling needed. It is miscible with mineral oils, synthetic hydrocarbons, ester oils and polyglycols. The product can also recondition and restore efficiency in oil heat transfer systems that have accumulated a hard deposit, known as fluid coking, on piping inner surfaces. If not eliminated, fluid coking can decrease system heat transfer coefficient, increase energy consumption and exhaust gas temperature, and even block pipelines, inducing fire and explosion hazard.
As many chemical enterprises juggle choices regarding carbon footprint and limited production capacity, they can either add new production lines and pay accordingly, or improve process efficiencies. Sometimes, customers decide to use the improved energy efficiency realized by our specialty lubricants to increase production rather than reduce energy demand.
Whatever your energy efficiency ambition or business objective, you are welcome to contact us for a free technical consultation. Our application knowledge combined with our specialty lubricants is the winning recipe to improve your process efficiency and reliability.
Jonathan Venditti, Chemist
Global Market Manager Chemical Industry
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- Global Efficiency Intelligence, Infographic: Chemical Industry’s Energy Use and Emissions , Ali Hasanbeigi, November 11, 2018
* IPMVP: International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol