Fuel Additives

BIZOL Additive Research and Development


BIZOL, a German lubricant and additive manufacturer, works in close collaboration with top laboratories in Germany to develop products that meet the requirements of modern engines. BIZOL's lubrication oil products meet SAE requirements as well the onerous European ACEA requirements. BIZOL's additive technology complies with EPA requirements, and the company's additives are used in fuel production.

  • Engine Cleaning
  • Octane Booster
  • Gasoline Additives
  • Reasons for Additives

Engine Cleaning

 

A crucial requirement for efficient operation of a gasoline engine is that by-products of combustion are removed. Detergents added to fuel facilitate this, but current EPA standards have fallen behind the requirements of several major manufacturers, and the level of detergent in many fuels is insufficient to remove these deposits. BIZOL has two products to alleviate this problem:

 

• Combustion Chamber and Valve Cleaner: Deposits in the engine absorb fuel, especially during the warm up period, causing a lean mixture. This causes sluggish or jerky acceleration, loss of power, and increased emissions. Another effect is an increase in combustion chamber temperature, which causes the fuel to auto-ignite leading to pinging and engine run-on. The BIZOL Combustion Chamber and Valve Cleaner remove these deposits and restores engine performance. Added benefits are enhanced corrosion protection and no ash residue. The product is suitable for use in all modern engines.


• Injector Cleaner: Modern fuel injectors work at very high pressures and have openings that are the size of a human hair. Deposits on the injection nozzles reduce fuel flow and affect fuel spray patterns, leading to incomplete combustion and performance loss. They also cause hesitation when the throttle is pressed, poor acceleration, and increased emissions. BIZOL Injector Cleaner continuously cleans fuel injectors, restoring performance and fuel economy. The product is suitable for all fuel injected engines.

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Octane Booster

 

Octane boosters are used during the manufacture of gasoline to increase the octane rating of fuel. This is of particular benefit to vehicles that require high octane fuel as using a low octane fuel leads to knocking, pre-ignition, and possible engine damage. BIZOL's Octane Booster increases the octane number by up to 10 points. Other benefits include improved fuel combustion and reduced engine wear. The use of BIZOL gasoline fuel additives keeps modern engines clean and restores engine performance in clogged and dirty engines, while the octane booster prevents detonation and pinging and reduces engine wear.

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Gasoline Additives

 

Modern gasoline engine technology depends, to a great extent, on the additives used in the manufacturing of fuel. Additive technology has accelerated over the last decade as manufacturers have responded to the need to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Additives alter the rate at which fuel burns, reduce noxious emissions, prevent premature detonation, stop corrosion, and prevent the formation of deposits in the fuel system and combustion chambers.

Despite the progress made, not all fuels are the same, and a real need exists for aftermarket additives that supplement the additive packs in gasoline.

 Gasoline additives fall into several categories, depending on their effect:
Antiknock additives: These products prevent fuel igniting prematurely, thus avoiding a characteristic knocking sound that can damage engines.
Octane boosters: Increases the octane rating of the fuel, allowing higher compression ratios.
Oxygenates: Contains oxygen that helps reduce formation of carbon monoxide.
Antioxidants: Stabilizes fuel and prevents oxidation.
Corrosion inhibitors: Reduces corrosion of metals in fuel systems and engines.
Detergents: Prevents and removes deposits that block injectors and fuel combustion chambers.
Lubrication: Inhibits formation of sticky deposits and lubricates injectors.

These additives protect engines from damage and reduce the production of harmful emissions.

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Reasons for Additives


A primary function of gasoline additives is the modification of the combustion process so that vehicular emissions meet or exceed EPA requirements. For example, in cities with high smog levels, a reformulated gasoline blend that burns more cleanly is required, and, during winter, fuel is oxygenated to reduce carbon monoxide formation. To achieve this, EPA requirements differ from area to area and season to season.

Additives also play an important role in controlling the ignition characteristics of gasoline to ensure engines operate at their peak and to prevent uncontrolled fuel ignition that could cause engine damage.

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