Moisture Related Fuel Issues

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As we head into the Spring season, extra attention should be given to potential moisture-related issues that might arise as a result of the unusual winter that we had this year. So far, many regions throughout the US have experienced huge temperature swings in 2020 that could contribute to an increase in moisture-related issues. Tank maintenance programs that use a …

Importance of Fuel Testing

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A strategic plan and proactive fuel testing are a great way to ensure our customers experience success even in the harshest of conditions.  Winter testing is essential to understand what types of fuels we are working with and how they are reacting to additives. Some fuels have higher cloud points, and all fuels react differently to additives.  Year-round testing allows …

Tank Maintenance and Microbial Growth

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A well designed and executed tank maintenance program will help avoid issues caused by excessive buildup of moisture or water and prevent microbial born infestations. Modern fuels are more susceptible than ever to microbial growth (commonly called “bugs” or “algae”). Moisture-related issues that can lead to many other problems such as poor fuel quality, damage to storage tanks, and general …

Thriving This Winter: Treatment Methods to Better Treat Modern Fuel

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Sell Full Article in PDF Introduction Fuel refiners are constantly working to improve methods in order to optimize output and improve profitability. Even though changes in refining methods and new sources of crude stock can be economically advantageous, they routinely require new characterization for cold weather operation, i.e., more extensive lab testing and treatment response.   Weather-related failures could often …

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What happens to diesel in cold weather?

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The question of what happens to diesel fuel in winter is very hard to answer consistently. There are so many variables and so many different chemicals, crudes, and finished fuels it is hard to predict exactly. One common trend is that the aromatics in fuel are lower and ULSD (ultra-low-sulfur diesel) has a harder time holding wax and others items …

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