Fuel and Hurricane Preparedness

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With a major hurricane set to make landfall next week, tensions are up and readiness activities are well underway.  One the of most important and often overlooked preparations is a simple generator fuel quality check. Do you know what is in your tank? In recent years, the statistics remain the same – bad fuel accounts for 75% or generator failures during an emergency. It is not too late to check your fuel quality. Get a bottom sample and make sure it is clean and clear. Make this a priority before bad fuel becomes a serious liability. Call Dixon Pumps at 1-800-874-8976 for advise on how to be prepared.


Hurricane Preparedness


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.