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Fuel-Pulse: Who Needs The Fuel-Pulse Program

The Fuel-Pulse program from Bell Fuel & Tank Services was created for everyone who relies on stored fuel to get the job done. This means governments and municipalities, hospitals and health care groups, fuel polishers, generator owners and service companies, telecom and data centers – anyone for whom stored fuel is essential for them to function.

Fuel Testing for Stored Fuel Is Important For Whom?

Groups that either store fuel to use it themselves or which serve a customer base that relies heavily on stored fuel and fuel storage tanks. These are groups like state and local municipalities – what we would term government entities.  Hospitals and health care facilities. Fuel polishers. Generator users, as well as the generator service companies that provide the service for these users. And plenty of others who use stored fuel. They’re all being impacted by these fuel changes.

Why Fuel Testing Is Important For Government Entities & Municipalities

Government and municipal entities provide the basic services that city or county residents rely on being provided in exchange for their tax revenue.  So think of sanitation, water, street and infrastructure maintenance, schools, fire department and police services, even the health department.

They can rely heavily on stored fuel to execute their functions, whether it’s having fleets of service vehicles that pull fuel from fuel storage tanks or a fire station or police station having emergency backup generators to make sure services stay intact during emergencies.

What can Fuel-Pulse do for them? For these essential parties, preserving the health of their stored fuel is critical.  If their stored fuel isn’t up to the task of performing, they fail their constituents, and that can be serious trouble.  The Fuel-Pulse program is important to help them stay ahead of any shifts in stored fuel condition so they’re not caught offguard at a critical time.

Why Fuel Testing Is Important For Hospitals & Health Care Facilities

Hospitals & healthcare facilities rely on stored fuel to execute the critical emergency backup functions that ensure they can continue giving critical care at all times.  We’ve heard the horror stories from Katrina and Superstorm Sandy about when hospital generators fail. And situations like this brings high levels of liability for the institution along with unwanted attention from regulatory agencies.

And speaking of regulatory agencies, given how important these services are to their patients & their customers, preserving the health of this stored fuel is of utmost importance – so much so that many healthcare facilities are governed by specific regulations groups like AHCA that require them to pay more attention to their stored fuels and emergency generators than other types of users might have to.

What can Fuel-Pulse do for them? Whether it's dealing with the AHCA requirement that fuels must be tested annually to show they meet the full ASTM D-975 requirements, or providing the tools and guidance for forward-thinking health care facilities to monitor their fuel for potential problem, Fuel-Pulse is an essential partner for health care facilities to fulfill what’s required of them.

Why Fuel Testing Is Important For Fuel Polishers

Fuel polishers differ from the previous two groups in that they don’t have stored fuel themselves, but their key service revolves around servicing the fuel of their customers.  For their customers, engaging the services of a fuel polisher revolves around both solving of existing problems in their fuel and preserving it for the future so they can continue getting the job done while avoiding nasty surprises.  

Since the business of fuel polishing revolves around the servicing of other peoples’ stored fuels, the problems fuel polishers might have in this context are more about the problems of their customers that they get blamed for. Which can very easily impact the credibility of their business, right or wrong.

What can Fuel-Pulse do for them?  Fuel-Pulse can help them differentiate themselves from the shady operators in the industry because they can prove to their customers that the service did what they said it did. Partnering with Fuel-Pulse through Bell Fuel & Tank Services sets forward-thinking fuel polishers apart from the pack.

Why Fuel Testing Is Important For Generator Owners and Service Companies

A fourth market vertical that relies heavily on stored fuel are the backup generator owners and the associated service companies that deal in emergency backup generators. Generator owners can cover a host of other businesses – grocery stores, convention centers, data centers, telecom operations and other business that could be termed as “mission critical” entities.  For these groups, keeping up with their generator isn’t their primary business, it’s just a support piece. They’re in the business of selling groceries or keeping the cell phone towers and servers online.

The problems and concerns these generator dealers and service companies have are quite like what we just discussed with fuel polishers. Stored fuels impact their business because its role in making their customers’ generators work as needed, every time.  So if there’s a failure, the customers never blame the fuel; they blame the service company or the generator dealer, because it was their product that didn’t work when needed.

What can Fuel-Pulse do for them? Fuel testing is an important tool for both of these groups. It keeps the generator owner apprised of potential problems with the fuel they rely on. And it helps the service company to fulfill the value proposition their customers expect. Partnering with Fuel-Pulse 

When’s The Last Time You Had Your Fuel Tested?

Maybe you’re involved with one of these categories. Just as with storage tanks, you may already be subject to requirements to do fuel testing at given intervals. Hospitals and critical use facilities typically fall under these requirements. For everyone else, the most common practice with stored fuel is a reactive one – if you don’t see problems in the present tense, everything is fine.  You’ll deal with problems if you come across them. On the other hand, fuel sampling and testing, even if it’s just once a year, goes a long way in identifying future problems and heading them off. Without fuel testing, you have no sure way of knowing these critical problems exist or may be on the horizon.

Fuel-Pulse Gives You The Right Answers, So You Can Take The Right Action

The Fuel-Pulse program was created by Bell Fuel & Tank Services to cut through these questions with clear and correct answers for whatever situation you’re in.