Fuel Polishing and Tank Cleaning
Is Dirty Fuel Clogging Up your Company’s Cash Flow?
Dirty fuel samples pulled from an underground storage tank at a Municipality.
All Fuel Systems Accumulate Contaminants Over Time
All fuel tank systems are vented to allow for filling and dispensing. Venting enables oxygen, water, dirt, and other contaminants to enter the fuel system. Diesel fuel is particularly prone to contamination due to its high viscosity.
Why is Dirty Fuel Bad for Business?
Contaminated fuel hurts engine performance, reduces fuel efficiency, and damages vital engine parts. This results in lower vehicle productivity, higher maintenance costs, and shorter engine life. Improper maintenance of your fuel and fuel system can also void engine warranties leading to unnecessary repair expenses.
Western Pump’s Fuel Quality Maintenance Service Keeps Your Fuel in Tip-Top Shape
Western Pump is a full-service contractor for the petroleum and automotive equipment industries. We offer a one-stop solution for specialty construction, equipment sales, installation, and service. One of the most important services we offer to our customers is a comprehensive fuel quality maintenance service. This service includes fuel sampling and testing, fuel and tank cleaning, preventative maintenance, and ongoing documentation.
Overview of Western Pump’s Fuel Quality Maintenance Service
Fuel Sampling and Testing
The first and most important step in the fuel quality maintenance service is sampling and testing your fuel supply. This allows us to determine whether fuel and tank cleaning are necessary and to develop a custom system cleaning plan tailored to your situation and business requirements. Sampling and testing also allow us to establish a benchmark against which we, and you, can measure our success.
Our fuel cleaning process begins with your tank. We remove accumulated waste byproducts that have collected at the bottom of your storage tank, ensuring that once the fuel is cleaned, it stays that way as long as possible.
Once the storage tank is free of accumulated waste, we run the fuel through a purification system matched to your needs. Our process of advanced filtration removes particulate contamination and moisture accumulation.
After the tank has been cleaned and the fuel polished, we treat the fuel with proprietary additive blends designed to maximize the amount of time your fuel system remains clean, while improving the performance of the engines that are fueled by the system.
Ongoing Sampling, Testing, and Documentation
We know that your organization cannot afford equipment failures and vehicle downtime. Proactive monitoring and maintenance of your fuel and fuel system is an important way to keep your engines running and minimize repair costs. Western Pump offers routine follow-up sampling and testing to ensure your fuel and fuel system are always in tip-top condition. We also provide documentation of the forensic data from the testing to keep your company compliant with all your engine warranty requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions About Western Pump’s Fuel Quality Maintenance Service
What type of fuels do you work with?
Our process is effective for all types of engine and equipment fuels, including diesel, gasoline, E10, heating, oil, and biodiesel.
How often should we sample and test our fuel?
Depending on the type of fuel, tank system, and fuel usage, sampling is recommended at least every twelve months and, in some situations, up to every six months. We can work with you to develop a preventative maintenance strategy that will ensure that the quality of fuel being dispensed is clean when entering the equipment.
How often should the fuel be polished, and tanks cleaned?
Fuel sampling and testing will determine when fuel polishing and tank cleaning are needed. It is recommended to have your fuel polished at least once per year. Consistently cleaning the fuel will not only keep your engines running well, but will also help reduce the buildup of contaminants in the fuel tank, reducing the need for tank cleaning service.
If I have a built-in fuel polishing/filtration system, do I still need a comprehensive fuel quality management service?
Fuel polishing/filtration systems are a great way to manage the fuel supply in your tanks, but it is only one part of a comprehensive fuel quality management program. These systems will not clean the tank and they do not treat the fuel, which can be an effective way to slow the buildup of contaminants in your fuel system.
What are the proprietary additives that are used to treat the fuel after it is polished?
Blue42 is our proprietary fuel additive. Blue42 uses enzymes, nature’s most powerful catalysts, to redefine the molecular structure of gasoline and diesel. Its all-natural enzymes purify fuel and improve oxygenation during combustion. With cleaner fuel, fuel filter costs are reduced. By improving combustion, abrasive soot and corrosive exhaust gases are reduced, decreasing engine wear by protecting lube oil integrity.
If I use fuel tank cleaners and additives like Blue42, do I still need to clean my tanks?
Yes, you do. Some additives will enhance the cleaning process by dropping out particulates, free water, and microbes to the bottom of the tank, making cleaning more efficient. But these additives will not remove contaminants from the fuel or the tank.