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The Problem with Ethanol

What is wrong with ethanol? Answer, nothing. However, there are complications or concerns when blended with fuel. Equipment compatibility is the first thing that comes to mind. Soft metals like zinc or brass may not be compatible in fuel levels containing more than 10% ethanol. Sealants, adhesives, polymers and fiberglass can all have compatibility problems with…

Fuel Quality Management

In an emergency, no one wants to hear the sound of a generator system choking just as it begins to run.  Unfortunately, this often happens.  Maintaining generators require more than basic engine maintenance.  Fuel quality management must be at the forefront of a generator maintenance program. One of the burgeoning methodologies is a risk management approach. …