ODACON® Film Forming Chemistry

Product Features

ODACON® was specially developed for the treatment of water systems and high pressure (typically>50 Bar) water-steam circuits. The products are aqueous emulsions of saturated alkylamines with a chain length >C15. No additives are required to produce the emulsion, so it is a pure product. For this reason, ODACON® is also approved for use in nuclear facilities. Since ODACON® does not contain any admixtures of phosphate, hydrazine or similar products, it does not add salt to the boiler or circuit water. Due to the vapour volatility of the active ingredient, the entire system including steam and condensate lines and steam consumers are protected.


  • Improvement of heat transfer and intensification of bubble evaporation
  • Gentle removal of existing deposits and minimisation of any new deposition
  • Protection of the entire water/steam system against general and local corrosion (stress corrosion cracking)
  • Reduction of erosion corrosion and droplet impact erosion
  • Preservation of plant outside of the normal operational regime
  • Protection against off-line or intermittent corrosion attack, when filled, partially emptied, and fully emptied.
  • economical and ecologically centric, due to the low use of product


The surface-active substance octadecylamine contained in the emulsion increases the pH value in the phase boundaries of the systems, has a dispersing effect and lowers the surface tension of the water.​

By adsorption of the active substance molecules on the material surface, a few nanometres thin, diffusion-tight protective layer is formed. This layer is resistant to the impurities, that are normally present in the water and steam cycle. The formation of a uniform electro-potential level also protects different materials from electrochemical corrosion. When the system is taken out of operation, the protective layer is retained and forms a diffusion-inhibiting, hydrophobic surface. During adsorption, chlorides or similar impurities are displaced from the surface and from crevices. The released ions are bound and can be discharged with the blowdown water. By lowering the surface tension of the water, the vapour bubbles are reduced during evaporation and the bubble frequency is increased. On the other hand, the diameter of the water droplets is reduced during condensation and thus their flow behaviour in the wet steam area is optimised. In addition, the active ingredient accumulates on the surface of water droplets and increases the pH value directly on the droplet or component surface.

Check out the pictures and watch the video.

Untreated rusty metal surface (top) shows water droplet spread out, being absorbed by the metal surface but conversely the metal surface treated with ODACON®, (bottom) shows perfectly formed water droplet suspended on the treated metal surface.

For complete water treatment solutions, we supplement chemical methods with suitable pre- treatment plant, such as water softening or reverse osmosis, thus providing bespoke system solutions for our substantial and diverse client base.

Our trademarked and innovative film forming liquid water treatment chemicals are available in 1000 litre IBCs. We are happy to discuss other pack size requirements as required.

Our trademarked and innovative solid water treatment chemicals are available in easy to handle 5Kg and smaller 450g containers. We are happy to discuss other pack size requirements as required.

Our trademarked and innovative boiler and steam generator water treatment products are optimised for handling and use USFDA conformant raw materials in their production. Therefore, they can be used in steam for direct food contact applications.

Bespoke chemical storage and delivery systems are available on request. We are happy to bulk deliver our innovative liquid water treatment products by pump over or any other approved and safe method. To discuss your specific requirements please call us on 0870 460 2980 or mail to [email protected].

YouTube video Shows Water Droplets Running Off A Metal Surface Treated with ODACON®.