Diesel Fuel Problems

Diesel fuel can cause clogging problems or corrosion that rots seals and tanks.

Diesel fuel problems

Signs of fuel related issues such as waxing, high water content and or bacterial growth are:

  • Blocked Filters
  • Worn Injectors
  • Engine Failure
  • Corroded Tanks
  • Decrease in engine output/performance
  • Black smoke from exhausts
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Slow running pumps
  • Cloudy looking fuel

Many of the above are caused by the introduction of fame to all fuels and has caused problems and confusion for forecourt operators, bunker site companies, tank farm owners and site where back up power is essential. The difficulties range from clogging problems, caused by the growth of bacteria and algae, to the corrosive nature of the fuel itself, which rots seals and tanks.

The importance of regular fuel testing and analysis cannot be ignored. It ensures that any diesel fuel contamination is found early enough to treat and at a considerably reduced cost compared to buying a replacement batch of fuel. Damage to tanks and equipment through fuel stability issues may also add to a long list of very costly clean-up jobs! Contaminated fuel can damage equipment and is expensive to replace. Fuel polishing is one of the most economical methods of increasing the useful life of your fuel, by removing harmful sludge, water and other contaminants from storage tanks Read more about our Fuel contamination preventative maintenance solutions

Corrosion problems in the tank itself can be cured through tank lining.

Sludge created by biio-fuel being scraped from the bottom of a tank.

Build up of sludge and degradation of fuel due to poor maintenance

Fuel being polished before return to a cleaned tank

 Fuel being polished before being returned to a newly cleaned tank