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.
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:
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.
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.