Diesel Fuel Contamination
Fuel degrades and picks up many forms for contamination from the environment. This combination of sludge, dirt, dust and other particulates wreaks havoc on a fuel system, eventually causing engine failure.
Fuel Polishing is the active process of continuously maintaining fuel quality on a scheduled basis. This reduces unnecessary liability and consistently maintains the fuel above specification. In part or whole, failure is inevitable when particulates, dirt, wax, asphaltenes, water, microbial growth, sludge are present.
Fuel Polishing systems remove water, sludge, and sediments that naturally accumulate in diesel fuel tanks, while cleaning fuel tanks and restoring diesel fuel to a clear, bright, and pristine condition.
Effects of Contamination
Partial Functional Failure: Generally, partial functional failure relates to an inefficiency in the engine performance due to continual contamination. Signs of partial functional failure include reduced engine power, reduced engine rpm, increased fuel consumption, smoke, noise, poor idle, and rough starting.
Catastrophic Full Functional Failure: Often dramatic events; this type of failure is highly visible to operations and high in cost, resulting in downtime from an engine that ceases to function. Common engine failures can be misdiagnosed, and if correctly analyzed, attributed to failures within the fuel injection system.
How a Fuel Polishing System should be integrated into your facility:
- Water Separator
- Fuel Conditioner
- Filtration Unit