Conductivity improvers are chemical additives used in fuels to improve their electrical conductivity.
Fuels such as diesel and jet fuels are typically poor conductors of electricity, which can cause problems in specific applications where static electricity buildup can occur, such as during fuel transfer or in fuel storage tanks.
Conductivity improvers work by increasing the concentration of polar compounds in the fuel, which can increase the electrical conductivity of the fuel. These compounds typically include nitrogen-containing compounds such as amines, amides, and imides.
Conductivity improvers are an essential component of modern fuel formulations. They play a critical role in ensuring fuel systems’ safe and reliable operation in a wide range of applications.