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Test Results W20



Product: Heavy Crude Oil

Kinematic Viscosity at 50°C 575.70 mm2/s 437.10 mm2/s -118.60 mm2/s -24.08%
T.A.N. (Total Acid Number) < 0.01 mg KOH/g 0.02 mg KOH/g 0.01 mg KOH/g 100.00%
Total Sulphur 2.10% w/w 2.05% w/w -0.05% w/w -2.38%
Asphaltenes 5.80% m/m 5.20% m/m -0.60% m/m -10.34%
Water and Sedimants 0.46% vol. 0.26% vol. -0.20% vol. -43.48%
Water 0.45% v/v 0.25% v/v -0.20% v/v -44.44%
Sample: BS-14214/03 BS-14214/03    

Date: June 13, 2014


We started with crude oil analyzed by an independent laboratory, Intertek http://www.intertek.com/, a dose of 3% of the W20 fluidifier was added. Such a high dosage was applied to highlight the differences and to compensate the conditions of the extraction of the crude oil from the production well.


Total Acidity: An insignificant increase of the acidity is observed, which had no impact on the behavior of the crude oil.  Crude oil with a T.A.N. <0.05 mg KOH/g is considered non-corrosive.

Kinematic Viscosity: A notable decrease in viscosity was observed. The unit of measurement was equivalent to the measurement in Centistokes (cSt). The decrease registered was of 24.08% over the initial content.

Water and Sediments:  A 43.48% decrease in volume occurs and improves the characteristics of the crude oil.

Water: A 44.44% reduction in water content was observed. The previous result was confirmed, which improved the quality of crude oil by decreasing the water content.

Total Sulphur: There was a decrease of 2.38%. The reduction of the Sulphur content means less risk of formation of sulfuric acid and sulfhidric acid. However, the difference is irrelevant.

Asphaltenes: There was a decrease of 10.34% of asphaltenes in the mass of the crude oil. This parameter confirmed the reduction of the kinematic viscosity. The asphaltenes are a cause of the viscosity in the crude oil. The decrease means that the crude oil is easier to transport, it is more fluid, which results in a decrease in energy costs.


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