Lube base oils refer to heavy distillates used for producing different grades of lubricants. IRPC produces the following grades of base oil for various purposes and applications:
150 SN is the feedstock for the automotive and transport industries, among others.
500 SN is the feedstock for lubricants used in most vehicles.
150 BS is used in industries and engines involving high friction, such as those in trucks, locomotives, and seagoing vessels.
In addition to these products, IRPC has researched and developed other innovative base oils-namely, Treated Distillate Aromatic Extract (TDAE) and Residue Aromatic Extract (RAE). These serve as feedstocks for automotive tires and contain reduced Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), which is a carcinogen, meaning they are safer for consumers’ health.
Asphalt, also called bitumen, is a compound of hydrocarbons and other organic substances. Thick and viscous, asphalt is the heaviest portion obtained from the crude oil distillation process. It is used for road construction and waterproofing.