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Paraffin deposit in crude oil can build up as the high molecular weight crystals accumulate as a deposit in the production and extraction well casing and flow stream. Paraffin deposit can transition from soft to hard to brittle as the molecular weight of the crystals increase and solubility of the crude oil declines. 

Paraffin deposit in the production and extraction well casing and flow stream can cause the reduction in crude oil delivery which directly increases operating costs and reduces profits. Paraffin deposit prevention, separation or removal is important to the operator so that you “Don’t Choke Your Profits”.

Paraffin deposit is generally a function of crude oil changes in composition due to loss of dissolved gasses as temperature and pressure change. Paraffin deposit can be measured by cloud point or pour point described in ASTM manuals (D2500-06 and D97-66).

Paraffin deposit removal can be accomplished by a variety of chemical, mechanical or temperature methods used alone or in various combinations.

OilFlux™ “WPF” additive product prevents and separates the paraffin without the use of the customary chemical, mechanical or temperature methods. OilFlux™ “WPF” additive attacks the paraffin deposit formation at the root cause by retaining proper crude oil viscosity as temperature and pressure change.

OilFlux™ “WPF” additive incorporates the drag reduction and fluidification properties of the “W” series to accomplish multiple functions as a part of the OilFlux™ “building blocks” system of new chemistry.

OilFlux™ “WPF” additive is used in a significantly smaller dosage than all other chemicals in common use today … and accomplished multiple functions.

OilFlux™ “WPF” additive incorporates into and does not evaporate from the crude oil mass. OilFlux™ “WPF” additive, thus, remains in the crude oil mass performing its beneficial functions throughout the entire flow stream to the refinery and is recovered separately as a saleable product at refinery in each part of distillated fraction to which it corresponds by its evaporation point.

Paraffin deposit can occur together with asphaltene in the production and extraction well casing and flow stream.

OilFlux™ “WPF” additive has all of the benefits of the entire “W” series suite of OilFlux™ additives.


Paraffin separator in crude oils, fluidifier and drag reducing agent of the crude oil mass. (PARAFFIN SEPARATOR & FLUIDIFIER & DRA)



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