What is the shelf life of diesel fuel? So the answer may not be as simple as one would think. According to most refiners, diesel has an average shelf life of 12 months if stored at a temperature below 20°C (68°F). That may be realistic… Read More »Long Term Storage of Diesel
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?
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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
Dealing with heavy microbial contamination in a fuel system can be tricky, often requiring a multi-stepped approach that includes both biocide treatments and physical tank cleaning. When high levels of contaminants are indicated through fuel testing, a more complex approach may be required to decontaminate… Read More »Disinfecting Heavily Contaminated Fuel Systems
Admittedly, fuel and fuel systems must be serviced in order to maintain fuel quality. A fuel quality management program that includes both system cleaning and the application of a quality fuel biocide is the secret to maintaining both fuel and equipment. Tank cleaning and fuel… Read More »Dispelling the Fuel Cleaning Myth
FUEL DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE SYSTEMS As I pointed out in a prior article, fuel is in a constant state of flux. From the time it leaves the refinery, through every point of transfer it is exposed to contamination. Once refined, fuel moves through the transportation… Read More »Fuel Quality Management, Part 3