Home heating oil is prone to neglect by the average home owner. Long-term storage of fuel results in the break-down (oxidation) of the fuel and the proliferation of microbial growth inside the fuel tank. This microbial contamination (sludge) results in premature clogging of filters and strainers and furnace shut-down just when you need it the most.
Outdoor fuel tanks are more prone as they are exposed to thermal cycling (heating and cooling) and the vent tubes allow the introduction of moisture and bacteria.
Steel tanks with sludge contamination are also prone to microbially influenced corrosion. This MIC can managed by eliminating the bacterial growth inside a fuel tank or through the use of corrosion coatings. Fuel Right contains a filming amine that leaves behind a microscopic corrosion coating that helps to protect the tank from microbially influenced corrosion.
Fuel Right slowly disperses the slime that holds these bacterial colonies together allowing it to be dissolved into the fuel and passed downstream to be burned off harmlessly. The remaining microscopic filming amine coating hinders the establishment of new biofilms hindering the development of sludge colonies.