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What you can do to ensure that your fuel is absolutely clean and dry - Tip #1

Happy #FuelCleanlinessTipTuesday! DID YOU KNOW? Water contamination in fuel causes a myriad of problems. Water acts as a catalyst for fuel degradation over time, causing the formation of sludge. Water also enables microbial growth within the fuel as well as promotes corrosion within fuel injectors. Water in fuel even causes inefficient combustion and engine performance.


The question becomes, "Where does particulate and water contamination in fuel tanks come from?" Simply:

• Atmospheric ingression (dirt, dust, rain)

• Condensation (heating and cooling cycles)

• Surface rust

• Welding slag and debris in piping from installation

• Delivery of dirty, wet, unfiltered fuel


Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing what you can do to ensure that your fuel is absolutely clean and dry. This weeks #FuelCleanlinessTip is have good housekeeping on fuel tanks. This means:

• Keep manways closed and sealed

• Install quality desiccant air breathers

• Drain free water off bottom



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