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 as a result of the introduction of fame to all fuels and has caused problems and confusion for forecourt operators, bunker site companies, tank farm owners and sites where back up power is essential. Resulting 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.

Therefore the importance of Fuel Conditioning by means of regular Fuel Testing, Analysis and where appropriate Fuel Polishing as a part of Planned Preventative Maintenance regime 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, replacing equipment or loss of standby power.

Corrosion problems in the tank itself can be cured through tank lining to prolong the life of a tank, prevent corrosion, cure leaks or keep a cleaned tank clean for longer

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

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