When you’re lining up plans for cold flow treatment of diesel fuel, there are two key variables you need to have a handle on. When can you expect to have to deal with the problem? And what’s it going to take to get your fuel where it needs to be with respect to gelling prevention?
To say them another way, you need to know what temperature your diesel fuel gels at, and you need to know how much cold flow improver you’ll need to use in order to get the level of protection your diesel fuel needs.
Professional fuel users have a good idea when they need to add cold flow improver because they generally know the cloud point and plug point temperatures of their fuel. And they keep track of outside temperatures so that they have an idea ahead of time when they need to break out the cold flow improver (since it needs to be in the fuel before the fuel gets too cold).
Recently we did a video blog where we talked about these kind of issues that professionals are facing with respect to cold flow and prevention of diesel fuel gelling problems. If you missed it, feel free to have a look:
This post was published on September 1, 2016 and was updated on September 30, 2016.