Browse by:

Fuel and Tank Cleaning Fact vs. Fiction

Reality Check Fuel contamination and dirty tanks are a reality for tank owners today. Poor fuel quality is responsible for rising costs for tank and fuel system owners. Liability issues caused by microbial influenced corrosion abound. The tank owner is faced with skyrocketing maintenance costs and liabilities that were not a problem a decade ago.…

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…