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Diesel Fuel Storage Problems and Solutions

Posted by: Erik Bjornstad

Fuel is not what it used to be, no matter what kind of fuel you're looking at.   Extra refinery processing in an effort to product cleaner-burning fuel, government-mandated use of biodiesel in diesel fuel and ethanol in gasoline - these and other factors put today's stored fuel users in a unique position.

Today’s diesel fuels are much more prone to being affected by problems caused by exposure to environment bad actors like microbes and water, as well as forming sludge and harmful particulates in storage in less time than ever before . This means you’re more likely to see operation problems when it comes to filters, storage tanks and fuel quality than in years past.

Hover over the radio buttons to see common areas of the storage tank that are linked to fuel contamination problems. You might be surprised at what you’ll find.

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This post was published on July 5, 2018 and was updated on March 27, 2020.

Topics: Fuel Storage