SBZ Corporation has biocide products available for fuel and oil applications. There are additional products available for hydrotesting and flushing water in pipelines as a combination product for oxygen scavenging, corrosion protection and biocidal protection.
Micro organisms in fuels can be found in a range of sources from fungal spores, yeasts or bacteria. Microorganisms can cause several problems with fuels which can ultimately be quite costly to correct, such as fuel degradation, emulsification of oil and water, sludge formation, pitting corrosion, H2S formation, and blockages of filters, lines, pumps and engines. In particular, highly corrosive organic sulphides in ship ballast water for fuel and crude oil storage can be extremely problematic.