Fuel

Safeguard your equipment and productivity by protecting against bacterial and fungal contamination

Fuel Treatment

Left untreated, fuels are susceptible to bacterial and fungal contamination that can cause machine malfunction, filter clogging, engine failure, aircraft gauge malfunction and microbial induced corrosion. Fuel biocides are critical for maintaining fuel integrity during storage, distribution and use.

Fuel Applications

Dow Microbial Control’s portfolio of fuel treatment solutions effectively fights bacteria and fungi –from rapid decontamination of spoiled fuel to shock treatment of heavily fouled systems and preventative maintenance treatments for clean fuel. Dow’s effective fuel preservatives enable compliance with permissible sulfur level standards and help you protect your valuable investment.

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Product Name Features & Benefits Product information
KATHON™ FP 1.5
  • Effective against bacteria and fungi in fuel and the water phase in a wide range of fuel preservation applications
  • Contains the widely used CMIT/MIT active in a solvent of dipropylene glycol, rather than water
  • Low product dosages 100-400 ppm, as supplied, are required for antimicrobial efficacy
  • Globally approved product to help prevent microbiological contamination in aircraft fuel
Liquid hydrocarbon fuels and oils:
  • Crude oils
  • Diesel fuels
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Aviation fluids
  • Heating oils
  • Residential fuel oils
  • Liquefied petroleum gases
  • Petrochemical feedstocks
  • Fuel storage
FUELSAVER™
  • Active ingredients do not contain sulfur, a good choice for low sulfur systems
  • Approved for professional and industrial use along with use approved distribution channels, such as marinas
  • Can be dosed at high concentrations for shock treatment of contaminated systems
  • Can be dosed at low concentrations for preventive maintenance treatments
General use:
  • Storage tanks
  • Fuel tanks
  • Diesel oil
  • Fuel oil
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Storage above water:
    Bulk storage systems
  • For storage without intentional water:
    Hydrocarbon system in fuel treatment pre-mix
AQUCAR™ GA 50
  • Glutaraldehyde active ingredient
  • Allows fuel customers to use same effective treatment in downstream as is frequently used in upstream gas and oil applications
  • Rapidly effective against bacteria and fungi within minutes to a few hours
  • Active ingredient does not contain sulfur
Oil and Gas Water Storage and Transmission Systems

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