In the modern refinery industry many furnaces and heaters are required to operate at temperatures necessary to crack large hydrocarbon molecules. Catalytic cracking breaks these complex hydrocarbons into simpler molecules to increase the quality and quantity of lighter, more desirable products and minimizes residuals. However, these hydrocarbons continue to degrade, ultimately forming high carbon residues which lodge themselves on internal surfaces resulting in fouling.

The uses of our magnesium additives range from prevention of asphaltene agglomeration and deposition to trapping vanadium before it fouls the catalyst. Additionally, Liquid Minerals Group LTD.’s magnesium additives can be used to destabilize asphaltenes that have already been created. As in a power generation boiler system, these additives can be used to reduce and remove deposits in heavy oil-fired heaters and furnaces allowing for greater heat transfer.