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Emergency Diesel Fuel Storage Problems and Solutions

Posted by: Erik Bjornstad

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on areas that may need a higher level of preparedness than previously imagined. Anyone with emergency fuel may now be in a position where the critical nature of that fuel becomes more apparent.  Hospitals have been gearing for and (depending on where you are) dealing with the unexpected influx of critical patients. And nobody knows how long this is going to last. The need for good emergency prep is greater than ever before.

Preparing for these kind of emergencies is impossible without recognizing that today’s emergency 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 operational problems when it comes to filters, storage tanks and fuel quality than in years past. It means hospitals and other entities who would be playing key roles in our nation’s response to these turbulent times can’t overlook the maintenance of their emergency fuel if it's expected to be viable in times of crisis.

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.

Are You Fuel Ready? The Checklist

This post was published on March 30, 2020 and was updated on October 14, 2020.

Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Fuel Storage, Fuel and Tank Services, Healthcare