Fuel Tank Inspection and Testing
Fuel Doesn’t Last
Diesel fuel deteriorates over time, clogging your engine and causing performance issues.
Review Every Two Years
It takes two years for fuel quality to become a serious issue.
Recondition or Replace
To avoid problems, you can either recondition your fuel or replace it with new fuel.
Nothing lasts forever, and your commercial generator fuel is no exception.
Diesel fuel begins to deteriorate and form solids just 60-90 days after refining. These solids begin to accumulate and eventually form into a sludge that clogs your engine filters and leads to a loss in power, excessive exhaust smoke, and damaged fuel injectors.
It takes approximately 24 months for the deterioration of diesel fuel to become serious. If you turn over your fuel within that period, you should be okay. In other words, if you have a 100 gallon tank, you need to be burning at least 100 gallons in two years.
If you don’t use that much fuel, you have a couple of options.
1. Recondition your fuel
Fuel polishing is the process of removing contamination from your fuel and fuel tank every two years. Our fuel polishing systems use a multi-stage filtration system and special fuel additives to remove sludge, water, and sediment from the fuel and fuel tank.
The cost for this service is about half the cost of new fuel.
2. Get new fuel
Draining your tank, cleaning it, and refilling it with new fuel is the easiest and quickest approach—but it’s also the most expensive.
Whichever option you choose, actively managing your fuel results in enhanced combustion, the elimination of carbon deposits, a reduction in harmful emissions, and lower fuel consumption.