LSPI has been continuously improving DRA technology for over 35 years, with a long list of breakthrough accomplishments: LSPI scientists commercialized the first drag reducing agent in 1979. In 1994, this same team launched the first suspension-based DRA and, in 2008, developed the first and only DRA for heavy oil. In the intervening years, the research and development team has continued to optimize and broaden the technology platforms for incrementally better performance and reliability. Today, this team is comprised of nine scientists and engineers, plus 13 technicians, with over 200 years of combined drag reduction experience.
The following Lubrizol Specialty Products, Inc. drag reducers are protected by patents in the United States.