Hurricane season is almost upon us. Are you ready? Did you know bad fuel is the main reason for generator failure during an emergency? If you do not have a fuel quality management program in place then you are already at risk. An adequate program includes monthly fuel sampling, quarterly fuel testing, biocide treatments plus annual fuel and tank cleaning. Diesel fuel has a limited shelf-life and must be managed for quality.
Monthly bottom sampling of all fuel tanks is the first step. This is the easiest and most cost effective way to visually verify fuel quality. Only a sample taken from the bottom of the tank and preferably close to the end of the tank where fuel is pulled will give the most accurate results. If there is a problem, the fuel will fail a visual test. Diesel fuel should be clear and free of contamination. If contaminants are present then additional measures are necessary like fuel and tank cleaning. Dixon Pumps manufactures the equipment to keep you tank and fuel clean and dry. Call us today or check out our website.