Which of these looks like the diesel in your storage tank?
Watch the video above to see how water in your fuel tank has become a breeding ground for "tank sludge" that will clog your filters and injectors.
Since 2014, the EPA has mandated a reduction of sulfur in diesel fuel from 500 ppm (parts per million) to just 15 ppm.
As diesel is being transported from the refinery to your bulk fuel tank, it comes in contact with the air and naturally absorbs moisture. When diesel contained more sulfur, this was not a problem because sulfur acts as a surfactant and allows water to be held in the diesel solution.
However, ultra low sulfur diesel does not hold this moisture in solution. The result: water separates from the diesel and sinks to the bottom of your bulk fuel tank.
Fuel polishing is a new technology that restores your diesel to pristine condition, just like it was when it left the refinery.
The process involves circulating the diesel through a series of high-pressure, industrial-grade filters at a rate of 75 gallons per minute, one of which is designed to even remove the water.
This series of filters removes the rust, algae, hydrocarbon microbes, water, and "tank sludge" that has built up as a result of water settling to the bottom of your fuel tank over the years.
Lastly, we treat the fuel with additives to fend against future microbial growth. When your tank is topped off fresh fuel, trace amounts of water will undoubtedly be re-introduced into your fuel supply through naturally occuring moisture in the air. These trace amounts are not problematic as long as the fuel is circulated and the water does not have time to support microbial growth.
Watch the video above to see The Fuel Professionals demonstrating the fuel polishing process on a 12,000 gallon diesel storage tank.
Centrally located in the heart of our service area, The Fuel Professionals are fully licensed and regularly operate in this 5 state region Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.
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