What Is Clean Fuel?

  • Clean Fuel
  • Standards
  • Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD)
  • The New Clean

What Is Clean Fuel?

Clean fuel is free of the contaminants that harm modern fuel engines. Today, virtually no diesel fuel is fit for use in high pressure engines when it is delivered to an operator’s bulk tanks. It typically meets or exceeds fuel industry standards, but almost always requires additional filtration to avoid excessive engine wear and premature part failures.

What do we mean by “contaminants” and how do they cause damage? The following sections explain why fuel that was acceptable for use just a few years ago can cause significant downtime and inflated maintenance costs in equipment today.