High Viscosity Fuels

Combustion Application - Viscosity solution for high viscosity fuels


Non-homogeneity of high viscosity fuels is the first major point to address in order to assure steady combustion processes. HVF, without a viscometer, cannot be burned due to the vast non- homogeneities. Viscosity control before the injection is indispensable and implies heating the HVF.

Burning high viscosity fuels presents problems such as non-homogeneity and poor injection. It causes inaccurate combustion, fuel over-consumption, increased stack emissions, frequent maintenance operations, and manufacturing downtime.

For consistent atomization, the installation of a MIVI sensor -and the associated electronic controller allow the high viscosity fuel to reach the correct viscosity when heated and maintain stability during the combustion process.


Key product characteristics
Large viscosity ranges up to 1,000,000 cP.

Installing one MIVI sensor on an industrial vapor injector burner allows fossil fuel energy savings up to 100%. If switching to full HVF burning, there is immediate installation payback.

The Sofraser MIVI inline process viscometer not only lessens fossil fuel consumption, but standardizes high viscosity fuels' non-homogeneities and accurately provides and controls fuel oil viscosity at a specifically set point.

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Expertise and innovation in viscosity measurement and control

"Sofraser sensors deliver instantaneous measurement and efficient analysis such as dynamic viscosity, kinematic viscosity, concentration, phase detection, density etc.

Whatever the industry, our experienced team understands and develops solutions for numerous applications."

Dr Philippe BURG
Sales & Applications Manager