In order for fuel and fuel systems to be effectively preserved, a biocide is essential. Choosing the right biocide can be a challenge. What are the qualities of an ideal fuel biocide?
Continuing from our last post, we are revisiting the importance of knowing just what’s in your tank. Studies on retail and commercial fueling sites show the poor condition of both fuel and fuel systems. Only a small percentage of owners and managers say they regularly… Read More »What’s In My Tank?
It’s Worth Another Look It is not uncommon to know you have a problem with a fuel system, but cannot seem to find the solution. This is especially true with the problems created by microbiological contamination. In March of last year, we made a post… Read More »Fuel System Inspections
Since the invention of the first compression ignition reciprocating engine in 1892 by German Engineer, Rudolf Diesel, diesel fuel has become the primary fuel for freight and delivery of goods. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, most diesel in the U.S. is produced in… Read More »Diesel Fuel Storage 101
Biofilms are microbiological communities found throughout the earth in many different forms. If you have ever gone hiking and crossed a stream, the slimy layer growing on the rocks is biofilm. The layer of slime that clogs plumbing lines is biofilm. Dental plaque is biofilm.… Read More »Biofilm Formation in Fuel Systems
Halloween season often evokes memories of scary images and thoughts of monsters. The idea that something is coming to get you. Whether it conjures up your fears or your fantasies, Halloween is just around the corner and what better time than now to talk about… Read More »It’s Coming to Get You
There is nothing worse than starting your furnace and realizing it doesn’t work. Microbial contamination of fuel is linked to equipment failure. System owners may service their heater seasonally, but often neglect basic housekeeping which includes fuel quality management. So, fuel related issues prevail. In… Read More »Heating Oil Problems
Recently the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority issued an urgent safety warning to refuelers and operators concerning fuel contamination at three airports. The All Operators Letter released revealed over two months of likely contaminated fuel was being used. It disclosed serious water problems potentially associated with… Read More »Jet Fuel Contamination