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Microbial Influenced Corrosion

Microbes are living cells. There are two broad categories – aerobic and anaerobic. The majority of microbes affecting fuel are aerobic. That means they need oxygen to survive and multiply. Today’s highly oxygenated fuels supply the need. The process of removing sulfur actually adds oxygen to the fuel. Water contains oxygen, is necessary for microbial…

Mobile Fuel Cleaning

There are numerous manufacturers and assemblers making fuel filtration equipment. What makes a filtration unit superior? Four criteria determine superiority. It must be safe. Safety is first and foremost. Does it have a safety shut-off switch clearly marked and easily accessible?  Does it have both pressure and vacuum gauges that are in clear site while…

Tank Cleaning vs. Fuel Polishing

Tank cleaning and fuel polishing are two different processes. The question often asked, “Which one is better?” Are there any advantages to one over the other? Cost can be a determining factor as well as site downtime, if any. Tank cleaning is generally more expense. It usually requires fuel be removed and a chemical agent applied during…