TYPES OF FUEL CONTAMINATION
- Free water (condensation) - water droplets combine, falling out of suspension.
- Dissolved or entrained water - Chemically disolved or absorbed into the fuel.
- Microbial growth (Diesel bug) - bacteria, mould and yeast found in stored fuel.
- Bacteria - will degrade fuel over time.
- Mould - will result in filter blocking.
- Yeasts - will form biomass over time.
- Contaminated delivery (Absorbed Water).
- Loose vents / tank man lids.
- Telemetry glands.
- Rusty tank roofs.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING MAINTENANCE PACKAGE
- Carry out test for Free water within the tank/s.
- Take sample of fuel and carry out onsite fuel test.
- Test & inspect all alarms and gauges for calibration and function.
- Clean fill-point cabinet/s, drip tray's & tank filters.
- Test / inspect all underground / aboveground pipework.
- Service and calibrate diesel dispensing pump/s.
- Replace Cim-Tek filters on manifold & dispose of old filters.
- Carry out Oil Storage Tank Audit/s.
The Tank Audit & Fuel Test Report will be electronically mailed to depot manager.
Fuel maintenance is as important as tank maintenance. The fuel is the primary source of energy associated with the application it is stored for, and should this fuel be "off spec", (high particle count water content), it may compromise the intended power plant it feeds.