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How to Polish and Clean Out Your Diesel Tank

How to Polish and Clean Out Your Diesel Tank

There are many ways you can polish and clean out your diesel tank.

So you have a diesel fuel storage tank located on your property that you’re using to provide your fleet and equipment with diesel? Or, you might own a backup power generator with some fuel storage tank that sits around for long periods of time without use. We’re always talking about fuel tank maintenance and the importance of keeping diesel fuel clean and free from contamination. Your backup power generator has to work when an emergency strikes. The impact of dirty fuel on your fleet can be destructive for your bottom-line profits. These problems range from fuel injector damages, clogged fuel filters, a loss of power, shutdowns of the engines, bad fuel economy, and a general loss of dependability. Read on to learn how you can polish and clean out your diesel tank!

Where Does Fuel Tank Contamination Come From?

Almost all contaminants that plague your diesel fuel quality are from organic debris that stems from the breakdown of the fuel inside. It is not inorganic stones or sand that clog your filters. Technically, sand would help with the filtration process. This organic debris is known as algae, and it forms at the very bottom of your fuel tanks. Algae is otherwise referred to as mud or sludge. It begins with the water in the bottom of your tank. Water is the main enemy, and keeping it out of your bulk fuel tank is essential.

What Can I Do About It?

The process starts out by pumping all the sludge, water, and other contaminants out from the bottom of the fuel tank. You will then need to start the fuel diesel filtration process, which should include three levels of filtration. During the filtration process, you begin to introduce chemical cleaners to remove sludge and varnish. Fuel needs have to be treated with chemical conditioners, including algaecide, fungicide, and some fuel stabilizers, to enhance the life and ongoing performance of the tank. Now the fuel has to be polished. Once it is polished, it will be clean and safe to use. We at Howard Energy can help with every step of the way!

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