Fuel Quality Management
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
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
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?
Imagine having almost ten gallons of contaminants in your fuel tank like the picture shown. The site owner had been replacing dispenser filters frequently and noticed higher maintenance costs on his fuel equipment. Imagine the surprise at what was found in the bottom of his… Read More »Fuel System Killers