In the last post, I made the comment that microbes work together. There is no truer statement when referring to fuel and fuel systems. There are over 1 million known microbes today and an estimated 16 billion unidentified microbes. Fact – microbial communities comprising many… Read More »Fuels Microbiology, Part 2
It is no secret the damage unchecked fuel systems incur due to microbial contamination. Product loss, liability increases and Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC). MIC is responsible for significant financial cost. According to NACE International, corrosion within the fuel industry accounts for over $7 Billion in… Read More »Fuels Microbiology, Part 1
Reprint from Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, Published June 2015 Not Another Ethanol Article – The Additional Benefits of Marine Fuel Additives Since the introduction of ‘environmentally friendly’, enriched marine gasoline, ethanol and the severe issues that it can cause boaters and their engines have been hot… Read More »Marine Fuel Additives, Part 2
Reprint from Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Published July 17, 2017 Marine Fuel Additives, Not Just for Storage Snake Oil. Mouse Milk. Pixie dust. You guessed it, I’m talking about fuel additives. There may have been a time that these descriptions were accurate and the fuels that… Read More »Marine Fuel Additives, Part 1
Corrosion is such a prevalent issue in marine applications. Ethanol fuel has not helped. In 2012, Practical Sailor tested three several gasoline additives, looking for the best to combat corrosion and fuel quality related issues pertaining to ethanol gasoline. In the article, they point out… Read More »Marine Additives Testing, Part 2
There are lots of fuel additives on the market, some better than others. Hammonds Fuel Additives, Inc. is the premiere fuel biocide and additive manufacture in the world. But why trust Hammonds Biobor products? Since 1965, Biobor products have stood the test of time. As… Read More »Marine Additives Testing, Part 1
Do you test or sample your fuel regularly? Can you imagine pulling a sample of the fuel in your tank and seeing severe contamination? Many tank owners are experiencing higher maintenance costs on their fuel systems and equipment. Research shows that contaminated fuel accounts for… Read More »Fuel Quality – Does it Make a Difference?
AIRCRAFT APPLICATION OF FUEL BIOCIDE Microbes are everywhere. They are in the air, ground, fuel and fuel systems. As such, the risk of biodeterioration is always present with the potential for increase, absent a fuel biocide. Rob Midgley, Global Technical and Quality Manger for Shell… Read More »The Evaluation and Risks Associated with not using a Fuel Biocide