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Officials of Clariant Refinery Services inaugurate the new oil laboratory

Officials of Clariant Refinery Services inaugurate the new oil laboratory

UK oil lab to help meet IMO rules

Clariant Refinery Services, a global leader in developing additives for better fuel transportation, has opened a new state-of-the-art crude and fuel oil laboratory that will focus on applications for transport and storage.

Based in Bradford, the UK, this global centre of excellence will support a highly experienced technical services team equipped to address multiple challenges experienced by refineries, storage terminals, pipeline providers, and logistic companies all around the world.

Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the new lab has a wide selection of testing regimes and modern methods of crude oil analysis and performance testing. The facility puts Clariant Refinery Services at the forefront of finding and developing new, and customized, pour point depressant solutions for the downstream and midstream sector.

With the ability to replicate field conditions within the laboratory, Clariant can conduct full performance potential analyses of any crude oil product, in a real-life simulation, providing customers with reliable solutions, fully tailored to their specific needs.

"IMO 2020 is a challenge for the entire fuel industry. Customers request products and service solutions that are developed to their exact requirements," said Kay Kutschbach, Head of Clariant’s Refinery Services Business.

Clariant has already developed PPD products and fuel stabiliser solutions specific to the challenges presented by new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 regulations, limiting marine fuels’ sulphur to 0.5 per cent from the previous limit of 3.5 per cent.

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