ASTM D975, What You Need to Know.

Fuel Testing Regulations, Requirements and Parameters Medical, Emergency / First Response, Senior Care / Assisted Living, Data Centers, Airports, Communication, Transportation, and Energy companies, all must test fuel annually. Joint Commission Requirement on Fuel testing: EC.02.05.07-8, The National Fire Protection NFPA 110 2010 requires at least annually a fuel quality test in accordance with “approved… Read more »

Diesel fuel begins to degrade in less than 30 days in your storage tanks.

Fuel degradation in storage tanks is a significant concern for industries relying on stored fuel, such as transportation, agriculture, construction, and backup power generation. Several factors contribute to fuel degradation over time, including: To mitigate fuel degradation in storage tanks, it’s essential to implement preventive measures such as: By addressing these factors and implementing proactive… Read more »

Diesel fuel testing is essential.

Here are the reasons: Overall, diesel fuel testing is critical for ensuring fuel quality, protecting engine performance and equipment, achieving emissions compliance, ensuring operational safety, and optimizing fuel economy. It provides valuable insights for maintaining reliable and efficient diesel operations while meeting regulatory requirements and industry standards. Contact Dieselcraft to discuss your fuel issues and… Read more »

What is Diesel Fuel Management?

“Diesel management” typically refers to the comprehensive approach of effectively managing diesel fuel usage and diesel engine operations within an organization or a specific context. It involves various aspects including fuel efficiency, engine performance, emissions control, and overall operational effectiveness. Here’s a breakdown of key elements involved in diesel management: Overall, diesel management encompasses a… Read more »

Understanding the Impact of Contaminants on Engine Performance

Contaminants can have a significant impact on engine performance, whether it’s a gasoline or diesel engine. Here’s how various contaminants can affect engine performance: To mitigate the impact of contaminants on engine performance, regular maintenance is essential. This includes changing air, fuel, and oil filters at recommended intervals, using high-quality fuel and lubricants, flushing and… Read more »

The Importance of Regular Maintenance for Diesel Engines: Tips and Tricks

Regular maintenance is crucial for diesel engines to ensure optimal performance, longevity, and reliability. Here are some key tips and tricks for maintaining diesel engines: By following these tips and performing regular maintenance, diesel engine owners can ensure their engines operate efficiently, reliably, and last for many years to come. Call Dieselcraft for help with… Read more »

Fuel Problem…algae in the tank and plugged filters?

Addressing the Issue In every fuel tank, microbial colonies have the potential to flourish. While microbes are ubiquitous, they require fuel and water to proliferate. When water is present in the tank, these microbes find optimal conditions for growth, leading to fuel contamination and tank degradation. Factors such as warm weather and the use of… Read more »

Eradicating Microbial Colonies in Your Fuel

Microbes are ubiquitous, but once they’ve entrenched themselves in your fuel system, half-measures may prove ineffective in eliminating them. Without addressing the root cause by removing free water and significantly reducing the active colony, microbial resurgence is likely. While achieving complete sterilization of a fuel system may be elusive, it’s possible to manage and mitigate… Read more »

The Science Behind Effective Fuel Filtration Systems: How Do They Work?

Effective fuel filtration systems are crucial for maintaining the integrity and performance of engines, whether in vehicles, machinery, or industrial equipment. These systems work by removing contaminants from the fuel before it reaches the engine, thereby preventing damage and ensuring optimal operation. Here’s an overview of the science behind how they work:

How to detect the presence of water in oil.

The “hot pan test” is a simple method used to detect the presence of water in oil. Here’s how to perform the test: Keep in mind that while the hot pan test can be a quick and convenient way to check for the presence of water in oil, it may not always provide definitive results…. Read more »

It is not algae in diesel fuel. What is it?

Bacteria found in diesel fuel primarily belong to two main types: aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria can thrive in the water that accumulates in fuel storage tanks and fuel systems, especially when there’s a lack of proper maintenance or when the fuel is contaminated. These bacteria can cause various problems in diesel fuel systems,… Read more »