My Fuel Tank is Sick, what is the Cure?

Your fuel storage tank is designed to be open to the atmosphere. This design prevents the tank from being over pressurized, but at the same time allows moisture in. With changing temperatures, the moisture condenses, and a rainfall effect introduces water into the fuel supply. The water sinks to the bottom and the microbials living in the water feed on the oil. Their waste builds at the bottom of the tank forming layers of sludge. This sludge can plug injectors and nozzles, but also degrades the tank itself.

What is the Cure for a Sick, Microbial Infested Tank?

  1. Polish the Fuel

The Preferred PF-500 series filtration unit includes a strainer and coalescing filter element. The strainer protects the pump and removes larger debris and particulate. The coalescing element further polishes the fuel down to 5 microns.

2. Remove the Water

The PF-500 series is equipped with a water separating filter that removes nearly 100% water from the oil and can be manually drained from the system. The WR-01 option can remove the water from the oil and store it in a local holding tank.

3. Introduce Fuel Additives

Lastly, stabilizers and biocides are injected into the tank. The CA-01 option includes a chemical storage tank and metering pump. As the filtration unit circulates oil, stabilizers and biocides are periodically injected into the tank. Since the filtration suction is at one end of the tank and the return at the other, a mixing effect is created, and the additives are naturally spread throughout the entire solution.

A skid style system is also available and includes both the chemical additives and water removal systems factory piped and wired. Custom controls, configurations, and flow rates are always available, just contact our factory for more information.

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