Maintaining healthy diesel fuel storage tanks is critical to avoiding problems associated with the build up of water, sludge, and other microorganisms that accumulate during the long-term storage of diesel fuel.
Prevention: The Best Medicine
Periodic sampling and the inspection of stored fuel will reveal several important quality parameters that if gone undetected may cause unnecessary problems in the operation of a diesel generator. The early detection of contaminates will eliminate fuel related problems later on.
Fuel Analysis has become a very important part of all maintenance and purchasing functions. The cost of diesel fuel, although expensive, is small when compared to the problems that may develop without the proper purchase specifications, verification of those specifications, handling, storage, and distribution.
Generally speaking, most fuel is within grade; however, on occasion a fuel delivery may be substandard. Fuel will also degrade and become contaminated in storage and transfer. It is almost impossible to retrace the sequence of events leading up to fuel problems unless an accurate record of the quality of the fuel is maintained. This can only be done by periodic laboratory analysis of the fuel.
As part of our Fuel Dr. Rx and CFPP testing services, we will take a sample from your tank and our chemists will test for:
...and then recommend the best solution.
Once the source of the contamination problem is pinpointed, Schaeffer can offer immediate treatment.
Immediate treatment of a contamination problem is important, but long-term care to prevent those nasty infestations from ever gaining a foothold, is the way to go.
Diesel Treat 2000 is your long term solution to eliminating problems. With built in moisture control and microbial additives, Diesel Treat 2000 provides the protection you need to maintain healthy diesel fuel and storage tanks. Also available in Winterized Formulas.