The Benefits of a Kerosene Lubricity Additive
When using a liquid fuel like kerosene, lubricity is something you must take into account. Lubricity is the measure of the reduction in friction and or wear by a lubricant, so having the correct level of lubricity in your fuel is important to maintain a healthy and well-running machine or heating system.
Why You Should Use a Lubricity Additive in Your Kerosene
The ‘lubricity’ (inherent lubricating property) of domestic kerosene can vary widely from batch to batch. If a fuel has a low lubricity, this can cause serious problems to boiler fuel feed pumps leading to premature wear and failure.
Using a product such as our Lubricity Additive creates a protective film around metal surfaces like those in a fuel pump, reducing contact and therefore wear on the machine’s parts. This reduction of friction can prolong the life of the equipment.
At least two pump manufacturers now advocate the use of a suitable lubricity additive and one specifically recommends the exocet® product.
You can find more information and purchase our Kerosene Lubricity Additive here and, if you have any more questions, speak to the exocet® specialist technical team on 01743 761415 or email email@example.com