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What’s in My Fuel? (Part 3)

The Effects of Dirty Fuel As fuel ages, it degrades. Contaminants accelerate fuel degradation. Water is the most damaging contaminant and is attributed to a host of chain reactions. When water is present, microbes can grow. They commonly find their home in emulsified and free water. Microbes do not colonize easily in dissolved water. However, dissolved…

What’s in My Fuel (Part 1)

This is the first of a three part series on fuel contamination dealing with the forms of contamination commonly found in fuel. There are three broad forms: gas, liquid and particulate. Each of these offer varying degrees of potential damage to fuel and fuel systems. Most do not see air as a contaminant, but it…

Dixon’s New CleanFuel Blog

Follow our Blog!!!! Dixon Pumps is excited to invite you to follow our new CleanFuel Blog.  There is a lot of talk about fuels today – how to maintain and properly store them. Make CleanFuel your source for information.  Communicate with our cleaning and filtration experts and see what is new in the world of fuel…

Diesel Fuel Know How

All fuel contains trace amounts of water. Most people assume they are purchasing clean fuel, rarely questioning cleanliness. How clean is the fuel you are purchasing? Fuels are not what they were a decade ago. Since the EPA mandated the reduction of sulfur and the use of biofuels, end users are experiencing increased fuel quality issues.…

Fuel System Inspections

Despite all of the advances in fuel system technology, regular physical inspections are necessary and required in most areas. The EPA publishes a UST Manual that covers the operation and maintenance of underground storage tanks. Broward County publishes Your Florida Petroleum Storage Tank Facility Inspection Guide that provides valuable information and guidance on what to…

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…