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Fuel Quality Monitoring

 

It may surprise you to find your fuel storage tanks breathe leading to dirt and water ingress over time and hence microbial (bacteria, fungi, yeast and mould) growth commonly referred to as a “fuel bug”.

Many large businesses have an onsite fuel storage tank to store fuel for their fleet of equipment. It may surprise you to find these tanks breathe leading to dirt and water ingress over time and hence microbial (bacteria, fungi, yeast and mould) growth commonly referred to as a “fuel bug”.

 

As water is denser than fuel both the water and microbial growth tend to collect at the bottom of the storage tank, which is often where the fuel is drawn from to fill the vehicles. This microbial growth results in acidic conditions which promote corrosion in engine and fuel system components. Water impairs the combustion process in your equipment and microbes tend to collect in fuel filters causing them to block preventing fuel delivery.

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In both cases your fuel system will develop a fault. Therefore, our customers send regular analysis samples from bulk storage tanks for dirt, water and microbial content to assess if the fuel has become contaminated over time.
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