Category: Diesel Fuel Problems

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 »

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 »

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:

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 »

What is Fuel Polishing?

Fuel polishing is a process that involves filtering and purifying stored fuel to remove contaminants, water, and sediments that may have accumulated over time. It is commonly used for diesel fuel and other types of stored fuels to ensure their quality, maintain optimal performance, and prevent damage to engines or equipment. Fuel polishing is particularly… Read more »

Does Insurance Cover DEF in Diesel Tank?

DEF in diesel tanks is not a cheap repair, and you’ll likely be in for a shock when the mechanic delivers the bill. Most insurance policies do not cover what they describe as “misfuelling.” It doesn’t matter whether you put gasoline, DEF, or another substance into your diesel tank. You’ll likely be footing the bill.

How to test fuel for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) contamination.

Testing for DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) contamination in diesel fuel is an essential process to prevent potential engine damage. Here are the steps to test for DEF in fuel: Get a Dieselcraft DEF Test Kit: DEF test kits are readily available and easy to use. You can purchase them online at Collect a fuel sample: For… Read more »