Everyday we rely on stored fuel to support our everyday needs from fueling personal vehicles, construction and mining equipment to emergency stand-by power. Fuel is one of the most neglected resources we rely on.
Diesel fuel is susceptible to microbial contamination in the presence of water. Most storage tanks contain some degree of sludge contamination and typically is ignored until fuel filters begin to clog due to the presence of severe sludge contamination.
The presence of this contamination plays a role in the suitability of this fuel for use in today’s modern high pressure common rail engines.
Sludge or microbial contamination plays a role in the following;
- Decreasing the fuel’s oxidative stability
- Increased suspension of particulate contamination which can lead to premature engine wear
- Reduce the fuel’s lubricity
- Disperse higher levels of water into the fuel resulting in fuel pump and injector failure
- Help establish pitting corrosion known as microbial influenced corrosion which may lead to tank failure
Decreasing the fuel’s oxidative stability
Increased suspension of particulate contamination which can lead to premature engine wear
Reduce the fuel’s lubricity
Disperse higher levels of water into the fuel resulting in fuel pump and injector failure
Help establish pitting corrosion known as microbial influenced corrosion which may lead to tank failure
High risk applications such as emergency stand-by power require a continuous monitoring and maintenance program to ensure that the fuel is clean and suitable for use when it is required.
Fuel Right works with qualified tank cleaning contractors who provide quantifiable results. Our contracting partners use Fuel Right technology to ensure that the fuel meets or exceeds the Worldwide Fuel Charter ISO 4406 18/16/13 standard.
Once the contractor has cleaned the tank, Fuel Right continues to protect the fuel from premature oxidation, the formation of new sludge and provides a microscopic corrosion coating inside the tank and fuel system to hinder the formation of microbial influenced pitting corrosion.
Our experience includes Hospitals, Banks, Data Centers, Education Facilities, Government Facilities, Long-Term Care Facilities, Marine Vessels and more.
Here is a list of contractors that we work with exclusively in Canada;
what our clients say
"I am writing this letter as an update to our use of Fuel Right in diesel fuel tanks we have maintained over the last 2 years. As you know, we have changed our testing methods to now include ISO standards based on the Worldwide Fuel Charter. The standard for all Tier engines 1 - 4 is now 18/16/13 ISO Standard for particulate and less than 200 ppm of water. We were having a difficulty achieving those standards until we began the use of Fuel Right as a pre-treatment before the polishing process. We now pre-treat all tanks before we polish the fuel. Achieving the specified ISO Standard has now become much easier with the use of Fuel Right. Our customers include critical data centers run by Cisco Systems, Bank of Montreal, Revenue Canada, Canada Customs and Border Agency, Toronto Dominion Bank and Ontario Lottery and Gaming. All of these centers run diesel back up power that includes engines above 2 megawatts of power that must receive clean fuel to perform at peak efficiently and minimize any down time. They insist on fuel that meets ISO 18/16/13 standards. We have been able to meet these needs 100% of the time. We have been involved in the preparations of the PAN-AM Games taking place in Toronto this coming July. Sites that are deemed critical include Bridgepoint Health Hospital and Sunnybrooke Hospital. Bridgepoint has a total of 130,000 liters of fuel that we are in the process of cleaning now. The fuel had a high concentration of water (335 PPM) that was emulsified in the fuel. We added Fuel right to the tanks prior to polishing as per your instructions. The fuel reacted very positively to the Fuel Right. The emulsified water migrated to the bottom of the tank for easy removal. We tested the fuel today for moisture content and we were well below the 200 PPM threshold. We are using the Fuel Right with complete confidence on all fuel polishing projects and are very pleased with the results."