Nalco Champion pour point depressants (PPD) programs allow refiners, terminals and pipeline operators to store, transport and process more challenging crudes while minimising the use of heat or expensive cutter stock. These PPDs reliably and effectively lower the pour point of paraffinic crudes and heavy oils in order to reduce the storage temperature, decrease pumping costs, reduce viscosity near the pour point and make handling heavier crudes more efficient.
There are significant financial incentives for working with heavier petroleum streams, including heavier crudes being produced and transported by pipeline, topped crudes with light ends removed or heavy petroleum fractions, which result from refinery processing. However, high viscosity, high pour point material possesses significant risk for pipeline plugging when moved into and out of storage. A pour point depressant can help mitigate that risk by ensuring pumpability, allowing heavier material to be moved and stored while decreasing or eliminating the use of cutter stocks. Nalco Champion heavy pour point depressants treat a variety of heavy oils.