Water, Water, Water

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If fuel contains water, then finding out where the contamination is entering the system is a priority. A thorough fuel system assessment is essential. Two of the most important aspects of fuel quality management is keeping water out of the system and reducing any noticeable corrosion.

An assessment will identify obvious areas where water might be entering the system. If water is entering the system and a leak is undetermined by a visual assessment, then a line and tank test should be completed. Continued investigation is necessary until the leak(s) are found.

If water enters tank instantly or quickly, then fuel might become emulsified from top to bottom. If water enters more slowly then it may settle to the bottom and not emulsify the fuel or become heavily entrained. To find out, a fuel sampler can be used to pull samples at different levels. This can help narrow down your search for a leak.

If you do not own a fuel sampling device, call Dixon Pumps today or go on our online store. We include instructions on how to use it. Don’t let water cost you money. Buy a sampler today.

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