FF160 Fluorosilicone


As a 100% active silicone polymer modified with fluoro-containing groups, FF160 fluorosilicone can provide exceptional foam control and long-lasting antifoam effects across a variety of oil and gas applications. Use of this fluorosilicone can help impart foam control at very low treat rates, as well as in situations in which there are few cost-effective alternatives. With resistance to chemicals and oxidation, FF160 fluorosilicone may be able to be used in extreme temperatures and in environments of high chemical reactivity.


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By combining the characteristics of silicone and fluorocarbon chemistries, FF160 fluorosilicone offers outstanding foam control in a variety of systems, particularly those found with petroleum stocks in high-pressure separators. Conventional antifoams (e.g., those based on polydimethylsiloxanes) are usually soluble and actually may cause foam stabilization rather than foam control. The chemical, petroleum and dry-cleaning industries may benefit from a more potent foam-control agent, such as that found in FF160 fluorosilicone.

The typical benefits of FF160 fluorosilicone when used in high-pressure (gas-oil) separators include:

  • Excellent foam control due to their near-zero liquid carry-over and gas carry-under, which can help enable downstream compressors and secondary/tertiary separators to operate optimally
  • Allowing the use of smaller high-pressure separators while maintaining throughput, which can be particularly useful in space-constrained offshore platform designs
  • Increasing the productivity of existing equipment without needing to install new machinery, which may reduce overall cost for the end user
  • Potentially reducing capital costs needed for deep-water drilling and their offshore platforms
  • Potentially reducing shutdown risk in deep-water offshore platforms where pressure excursions can lead to uncontrolled foaming when conventional antifoams are used

For key features, typical benefits and physical properties, potential applications, and more, please download the marketing bulletin on this page.

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