Base Oil

Base oil are used to manufacture products including greases, engine oil and metalworking fluids. Different products require different compositions and properties of the oil. One of the most important factors is the viscosity of the liquid at different temperatures. Whether a crude oil is suitable for producing a base oil or not depends on the concentration of the base oil molecules and how easy it is to extract them.

We get base oil by refining crude oil. This means that crude oil is heat up so that different distillates will be separate. Light and heavy hydrocarbons are split up during the heating process – When we refine the light ones, they turn into gasoline and other fuels, while the heavier ones are suitable for bitumen and base oils.

There are large numbers of crude oils all around the world which refiners use in producing base oils. The most common one is a type of paraffinic crude oil, although there are also naphthenic crude oils that create products with better solubility and very good properties at low temperatures. By using hydrogenation technology, in which sulfur and aromatics are put out using hydrogen under high pressure, you can obtain extremely pure base oils, which are suitable when quality requirements are particularly stringent.

There are large numbers of crude oils all around the world that are used to produce base oils. The most common one is a type of paraffinic crude oil, although there are also naphthenic crude oils that create products with better solubility and very good properties at low temperatures. By using hydrogenation technology, in which sulfur and aromatics are removed using hydrogen under high pressure, you can obtain extremely pure base oils, which are suitable when quality requirements are particularly stringent.

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