Hospitals, businesses, home owners, government entities. Data centers and telecom. All of these groups and more have something in common – they rely on backup generators so they can keep going during an emergency. And they rely on these generators to run right, the first time. There’s a really high value on the importance of the generator working, and a really high penalty for it not working on-demand.
Most of these groups also rely on generator service companies to ensure their generators are always in ready-to-run condition. For generator service providers, they can have a high penalty if one of their customers’ generators doesn’t work when it’s supposed to, even if it isn’t their fault. Not to mention the cost of unscheduled service calls to these companies.
The thing is, whether a generator will run properly on-demand or not depends a lot on the condition of the stored fuel. And the way today’s generator fuels differ from fuels of the past can present a real challenge.
Today’s fuels are not what they used to be. They’re prone to developing microbe and water problems, much more quickly than ever before. Gums, varnish and sludge develop in generator tanks that, along with microbial infestations and biomass presence, can predict subpar generator performance (at best) or even outright failure (at worst) of the fuels to support full generator load at the most critical times. In the case of the generator owner, that means every time they fire it up. Not to mention the problem that it’s difficult to know the exact condition that generator fuel is, especially when it comes to microbial presence. The average generator owner doesn’t have the tools to know what condition their generator fuel is in.
Overcoming this challenge is a must for everyone involved.
Bell Fuel & Tank Services (Bell FTS) support generator owners and service providers with the right tools and the right approach for successful generator operation. The Bell FTS program’s hybrid approach to generator fuel and storage tank issues is the most complete and effective solution available.
Generators stay problem-free and ready for critical action with the best fuel treatment chemistries that prevent serious problems with microbes and MIC tank corrosion. Biocides and dispersants to eliminate destructive microbe problems that may otherwise compromise emergency generator operation. Cetane improvers for better diesel generator performance. Water eliminators to help combat water problems in generator fuel storage tanks. Sludge dispersants and anti-corrosion protectants for better storage tank health for generators.
Bell Fuel & Tank Services also provides the best mechanical tank services and fuel problem mediation, covering the essential elements of generator fuel health that fuel treatment chemicals alone can’t achieve.
That’s part of the Bell FTS difference. Helping generator owners and service providers get what they need, without wasting time and critical budget resources on things they don’t.
Just as importantly, these essential elements are supported by state-of-the-art fuel and tank testing, as well as next-generation microbial detection and monitoring for a clearer picture both of whether the generator’s fuel is currently healthy AND what direction it’s heading toward.
Bell Fuel & Tank Services ensures that everyone involved knows what’s going on with the condition of their tanks and the fuel that their generators rely on. This Fuel PM approach from Bell Fuel & Tank Services gives generator owners and service providers the best practice tools and resource they need to get the most from their backup generators.