Paraffin Treatment Chemistry

ParaFlow® HE-508MM

ParaFlow HE-508MM, one of our flagship products, is the culmination of years of innovative product development of a delivery system for a conventional, proven paraffin crystal structure modification chemistry deployed in a non-conventional application.

This distinctive technology is at the core of our intellectual property and is a patented paraffin treatment composition designed to shift the crystal structure of paraffin into an amorphous form.  Once in an amorphous form, the effort required to return the paraffin back into the source crude oil is greatly reduced.

ParaFlow HE-508MM is a non-aqueous composition and is not water soluble nor does it contain any hydrocarbon solvents, polymeric dispersants, or traditional crystal inhibitors/modifiers.

Unlike polymer based crystal modifier chemistries, ParaFlow HE-508MM does not subsequently manifest itself in the rag layer during demulsification processes.  In fact, when used in conjunction with ParaFlow HE-1507A, ParaFlow HE-508MM often contributes to the elimination of the rag layer during demulsification processes.

The incorporation of ParaFlow HE-508MM as a supplemental additive to proven paraffin treatment formulations often delivers a synergistic performance boost that can maximize cost effectiveness.

Features and benefits include:

  • Converts crystalline paraffin to an amorphous form.
  • Lifts hydrocarbon off sediment during tank bottoms and slop oil recovery processes and facilitates the migration of paraffin back into the source crude.
  • Demonstrates efficacy to maintain crude oil flow in narrow diameter closed loop simulation apparatus while temperature is reduced below the crude oil cloud point.
  • Has the potential to dramatically lower the B.S.& W. of crude oil.
  • Non-polymeric:
    • facilitates oil break from water in the rag layer.
    • minimizes downstream refinery problems associated with polymers.
  • During demulsification processes, assists in the migration of paraffin back into the source crude oil, allowing sediment and other solids to settle out leaving a very clean oil-water interface.
  • Flash point > 200°C.
  • Pour point -15°C.