Diesel fuel storage tanks breathe by drawing in and expelling air as temperatures change. This not only adds to contaminants such as dust entering the system but also increases the moisture content.
A change in the properties of today’s diesel (Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel and ULSD/Biodiesel blends) has resulted in a new hidden problem within diesel storage tanks and fuel systems – Emulsified Water. Click to read more on Emulsified Water issues
While free-standing water can be more easily removed through standard engine filtration water separators, emulsified water is saturated in the diesel and cannot be removed by normal filters.
Fuel Technology provides a mobile bulk diesel tank cleaning and fuel filtration service utilising a system developed by DieselPure. This system has been proven to remove contaminants down to 0.2 of a micron and free standing water, while also achieving a 100% efficiency rating in removing emulsified water from ultra-low sulphur diesel. An efficiency rating of 96% was achieved with bio-diesel blends.
Our cleaning system is designed to accommodate any size fuel tank. The purpose built system is designed to provide minimal interference to your operation, is clean, environmentally acceptable and comes with a no mess guarantee. Although the cleaning process can be conducted with any volume of fuel in the tank, a full tank is recommended.
Keeping your diesel storage tank free of particulates, sludge and emulsified water will ensure the following:
Even in circumstances where you may think your diesel is unusable, our filtration system has been proven to bring badly contaminated diesel back to within required specifications resulting in savings on disposal and replenishment costs.
Fuel Technology are your diesel quality specialists and can devise a maintenance plan to assist in keeping both your tank and fuel clean.