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Fuel & Oil Contamination Challenges

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Fuel Contamination

Fuels typically leave refineries clean, but contamination levels increase throughout the shipment and distribution process. Many contaminated fuel systems are a result of poor handling practices, substandard filtration and aged or inappropriate infrastructures.

Fuels and oils are transported from the refinery to the storage depots by tanker trucks, ships or pipelines. From there it is loaded into another tanker truck and delivered to your site. Every time fuels & oils are transferred from one tank to another, it not only transfers the fuel & oil but also the contaminants present that are deadly to today’s engines.

Many people assume they are buying quality fuel that meets the required specifications; diesel fuel cleanliness is rarely questioned. But higher fuel systems operating pressures, lower system tolerances and tighter filtration have pushed fuel cleanliness into the maintenance spotlight.

Water gets into fuels and oils by adsorption, condensation and human negligence. Dirt and water act as catalysts for the breakdown of fuel via oxidation and by supporting bacterial growth. Although water in fuel or lubricants is often hidden from the naked eye and its inert properties supposedly render it “harmless”, it can be extremely detrimental to most systems.

A typical 10,000-gallon bulk delivery can contain more than 700 grams of dirt and other particles (the equivalent of a 700ml soda bottle, packed with dirt), and that’s before it mixes with whatever contamination that is already lurking in your tank, waiting to cause problems with your injectors.

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Onboard Filtration Isn’t Enough

Onboard filters are designed to provide final filtration for moderately clean fuel. Engine filtration is not intended to clean fuel contaminated with large amounts of dirt and water. If contaminated fuel is used, the capability of the onboard filtration is overwhelmed and injectors either wear out prematurely or seize. This means more maintenance and more downtime. This means more maintenance, more downtime and more money out of your pocket.

Modern Engines Demand Clean Fuel

Progressive introduction of increasingly stringent emission standards have resulted in sophisticated diesel engines that require cleaner fuel than ever before to operate efficiently, due to injection pressures of more than 30,000 PSI and extremely tight tolerances. In engines where precision is everything, you can’t risk the damage done by high-velocity microscopic contaminants. At 30,000 PSI (2000 BAR), every unfiltered particle acts almost like a tiny sandblaster, eroding the injector, creating inefficient spray- patterns and potentially over-fueling the engine. A fouled injector doesn’t spray fuel efficiently and may lead to improper idle, irregular fuel distribution, unsuitable exhaust emissions and poor fuel economy.