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Episode 014 - Cold Weather Diesel Treatment

Sep 21, 2022 6:00:00 AM - Posted by: Erik Bjornstad

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As we approach the colder months, it’s important to ensure our fuel supplies are healthy and usable throughout the winter. Normal diesel and cold weather do not mix, and in order to protect your fuel supplies, it is essential to use cold flow anti-gel diesel. So, how do you know if you need this for your diesel? And what should you be looking for to determine when and how to use this anti-gel? In this episode, I will be explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments, how to use them, and when you will need to start using them.

Listen in as I share why fuel gels and what to do when that happens, as well as what ingredients you should look for in an anti-gel treatment. You will learn the importance of knowing your cloud point, why where you live in the country will impact this, and more.

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What You'll Learn:

  • The importance of anti-gel solutions as we approach the winter months.
  • How much protection anti-gel will give you.
  • What makes a good anti-gel.
  • What you should look for if you’re thinking about acquiring an anti-gel treatment.
  • How and when you should use an anti-gel.
  • Why fuel tends to gel in the colder months.
  • The importance of knowing your cloud point.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “Paraffin is a standard component of diesel fuel that’s refined from petroleum.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “The cloud point of a fuel is the temperature at which enough of these paraffin crystals come out of the solution that you can actually see them.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “If you want to prevent problems, one of the most important things to know is your cloud point.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “Fuel is not the same all around the country.” - Erik Bjornstad
  • “In most cases, treating with anti-gel will be more economical.” - Erik Bjornstad

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