Killer Contamination

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Imagine having almost ten gallons of contaminants in your fuel tank like the picture shown above.  The site owner had been replacing filters more frequently and noticed higher than usual maintenance costs on his fuel equipment. Imagine the surprise at what was found in the bottom of the tank.

Sample your fuel to determine visual clarity.  If the fuel looks bad something must be done.  In the case of the contaminated fuel, the fuel sampled had become contaminated over a short period of time. Microbes were eating the fuel and leaving behind an acidic byproduct in the tank.   The contaminants removed from the tank were part of a larger problem.  The acids found in the bottom and mid-tank samples, a by-product of the microbial infection, were eating away at the fuel system components.

It was estimated that the contaminated fuel had cost the owner more than 35% higher maintenance costs on his fuel system. It likely cost him customers as well. Do you know what is in your tank? Dixon Pumps sells fuel samplers and equipment to clean your tank and fuel. Call us and we will help you find the answer.

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