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Three Point Approach to Fuel Cleanliness

Tiffany T. - Monday, March 07, 2016
Author: Jessica Fernandes

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When it comes to diesel fuel cleanliness, there is no "one size fits all" solution. The solution is based on the needs. To understand the needs, you have to understand what the goal of the person or organization is regarding fuel cleanliness. What is it they are trying to accomplish? Are they trying to meet an ISO spec? Are they trying to reduce or eliminate water?

A simple, reliable way to know what issues exist is by conducting a fuel test. Fuel testing provides an indication of what is causing the diesel fuel to be unstable, be it water, sludge, or a combination of the two. Once it has been determined what the issue is, you can begin to create a solution to resolve it.

This is where the three point approach to fuel cleanliness is most useful. A solution is most effective when it encompasses all three tools. The first tool is a fuel polishing system which moves the failure point from the engine or equipment being fueled to the fuel storage tank. Better stated, address the poor fuel quality before it reaches the critical equipment.

The second tool is in line filtration which is installed in line, just before the on-engine fuel system. This provides a secondary failure point, again before the fuel reaches the critical equipment.

The third tool is fuel additive or stabilizer. This is used to stabilize fuel in harsh weather and remove emulsified water. These three tools, when used together, guarantee the cleanest diesel fuel, in turn protecting engines from damage and ensuring reliability of the equipment.

For more information on fuel cleanliness, please contact Reverso Pumps at contact@reversopumps.com. More information can also be found on our website at www.reversopumps.com.

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