Normal fuel additives clean and then burn up. Our product does not burn up on the front end of the combustion process, thus it is available to continue cleaning throughout the remainder of the combustion process. The cleaning product effectively exists one inside the other. The first cleaning portion of the fuel additive does burn up in the combustion process leaving the second encapsulated cleaning portion intact to continue the cleaning process as well as lubricating the parts.
Marine applications use a product that avoids the uptake of water. We want to avoid the uptake of water because the centrifugal filter in the marine engines which is designed to remove water from fuel then results in turning the fuel into mayonnaise by whipping it up.
Diesel bug organisms refer to bacterial and fungal organisms that live in the water/organic fuel mix. If allowed to grow and reproduce, diesel bug will contaminate the fuel thereby reducing fuel combustion efficiency and clogging up parts. FuelRx kills the diesel bug organisms on contact prior to the fuel being brought into the combustion process. In addition, to killing the diesel bug organisms, the bodies of the organisms themselves are broken down by our product thereby increasing fuel combustion efficiency and reducing the possibility of having filters and other parts of the combustion process becoming clogged with material.
For fuel tanks attached to vehicles, there is often a low-pressure pump contained inside the fuel tank. On generators, the low-pressure pump is often located on the engine itself. The low-pressure pump is responsible for moving fuel out of the fuel tank to begin its journey to the combustion chamber in the engine. The low-pressure pump often uses the fuel itself as a coolant fluid and FuelRx both lubricates and cleans the pump. Lubrication and cleaning of this pump extends the lifespan of the pump and reduces the maintenance and replacement costs.
After being moved from the storage tank via the low-pressure pump, the fuel and FuelRx combination then travel to the high-pressure pump. The high-pressure pump of modern engines drive the fuel through extremely small holes in the injectors. This combination of high pressure and small injector holes means that the tolerances for good operation have been decreased significantly. The high-pressure pumps need to therefore be kept very clean and well lubricated.
The fuel and FuelRx at those pressures effectively act as a scrubbing brush that cleans everything. This cleaning is important because the holes in the injectors need to be kept clean for proper atomization of the fuel. If the fuel is not properly atomized, then the fuel comes out of the injectors as droplets instead of a spray. The droplet fuel does not burn as effectively or completely. The effect of this incomplete combustion is more carbon deposits on the piston and significantly reduced fuel efficiency.
Now we are at the point of injecting fuel into the combustion chamber. At this point on the top of the engine, temperatures are typically in the area 175 -225 degrees Celsius. The overwhelming majority of fuel additives on the market are solvent based causing them to burn off at this point and are no longer available to positively impact the rest of the combustion process. Solvent-based fuel additives also cause other problems because they have a lower combustion temperature than the fuel.
The lower combustion temperature of the solvent-based fuel additives combined with the fact that these solvents enter the combustion chamber as gasses means that they ignite prematurely as well as causing the early ignition of the fuel inside the combustion chamber. When this occurs, the piston is effectively being pushed back down when it should be travelling up to meet the combustion at the top of the cycle as it would with regular diesel fuel. Clearly, the mistiming of the fuel combustion significantly reduces the power generated by the engine and reduces overall fuel efficiency.