The precipitation of paraffins, which are natural components of crude oil, may lead to challenges during production, transportation, or storage. Important factors influencing paraffin wax precipitation are: temperature, climatic conditions, cooling rates of storage tanks and pipelines, and rheological parameters in the pipelines.
All Basoflux® products (PI and RD grades) act as highly effective paraffin inhibitors, with the following benefits:
- Under the correct conditions, they prevent wax deposition on pipeline walls, by modifying the shape and size of paraffin crystals, so that the crystals stay dispersed and do not agglomerate
- They have proven performance in a variety of crudes
- By dispersing paraffins back into the oil, the potential waste stream is minimized. This creates additional revenues through increased sales volume (less pipeline downtime) and decreases disposal expenditure