Fuel polishing is a method developed by Fuel Pro to clean and revitalize your diesels in storage.
Fuels are generally stored for one of two reasons. It is either a tank with constant turn-over, such as one used to power equipment for a mine, warehouse, depot, or other sites. The other reason that reserves are held is to power generators during an emergency, such as a power outage. Whether caused by severe weather or a simple traffic accident, some places such as hospitals and schools cannot be without power. Some homes even have generators for life support equipment and use generators as emergency backups.
When these liquids are stored, contaminants are either in the tank or in the fuel being added to the tank. The result is petrol that will damage your engines. Through testing and restoration, you can recover your petrol and make it safe to store for the next 12 months.
The process we use serves to remove the following:
WATER: Water in your diesel can cause etching, rust, corrosion, abrasion, and spalling. While water settles to the bottom of the tank, if the tank gets too empty, it can be sucked into the line and into the tanks of your equipment.
SEDIMENT AND CONTAMINANTS: From specks of dirt to tiny metal shavings, contaminants are found in most systems. These tiny bits can clog the injectors or cause them to wear. They can damage the piston rings as well.
BACTERIA AND YEAST: Surprisingly, bacteria and yeast thrive in diesel fuel. They need water, food in the form of carbons, air in the form of oxygen, and other elements also found in petroleum. Therefore, when these tiny creatures find a home in a tank of diesel, they begin to multiply at a ridiculously fast rate and can double as fast as every 20 minutes. Within a few days, the diesel turns to a foul-smelling cloudy liquid with masses of slime. If this petroleum is put into an engine during its early stages, the particles can clog filters and fuel plugs or injectors.
Polishing is basically a filtration system. Beginning with larger sediment and water, the petroleum is put through a filter which removes those things. A filter with smaller pores then catches the next set of fragments. Finally, the finest filter catches the smallest impurities, allowing the cleaned gasoline to be restored to a catch container while the tank is being cleaned.
This is a time-consuming process, as each new filter slows the flow by filtering out more particles. We call this process “filtered filtrated filtration.” Once the petrol is cleaned, the correct octane and cetane ratings are chemically restored to bring the diesel back to maximum efficiency.
When you count on your tanks to hold the best
diesel, and you purchase equipment that costs thousands upon thousands of dollars, you have to assure that the gasoline is clean and usable at all times.
We also provide lab testing of fuels to verify a number of factors. Ultimately, properly cleaned fuel can be stored in clean tanks for up to 12 months.
By using state of the art equipment and methods we can quickly and efficiently clean your tanks and polish your fuel to save you money on filters and down time. For years, we have been helping people across the Southeastern United States maintain their fuel tanks. Don't let dirty diesel tanks shut you down or leave you in the dark. Visit our website for more information at www.fuel-pro.com. Call us at 1-833-3DIESEL or 251-269-4841.
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