Advantages Fuel Testing And Polishing Services.
Fuel can get contaminated when it is stored for a long time. This contamination is often referred to as fuel or diesel bugs. When in storage, fuel can develop sludge and sediments caused by microbial contamination. Engine failures, worm fuel injectors, corroded tanks and blocked filters are some of the ways to know if you have fuel bugs. It is important to test and polish fuel to remove contaminants so that it can work effectively.
Getting rid of contaminants in fuel is what is referred to as fuel polishing. Polishing is advanced fuel filtration. The fuel is taken through various stages during polishing which each stage removing a denser contaminant than the previous one to get clean fuel at the end of the process. The amount of time it takes to finish polishing the fuel depends on the volume of fuel to be cleaned and the type of cleaning machine used.
It is essential to polish your fuel as this will play a role in maintaining the conditions of your machines. The repercussions of using contaminated fuel is way more expensive than the cost of polishing oil. If care is not taken, you will end up with damaged machine components due to the fuel contamination and this is often costly to repair. Engine failures are sometimes caused by using contaminated fuels and this can be a hazard if it happens to be in a transport vessel such as an airplane.
Polishing fuel is cheaper than having to buy new fuel especially for companies that have stored fuel. Before polished fuel is used, it has to be tested to ensure that it is free of contaminants. In terms of performance, polished fuel works better than contaminated fuel. Polished fuel has less corrosion and carbon buildup.
There are various factors one needs to look at when choosing a fuel polishing service. the first thing most companies look at is the cost. Fuel polishing is an expensive exercise therefore most companies look for ways to cut down in this cost. Fuel flow being uninterrupted during fuel polishing is another thing most companies ask for. While this can be ensured if the company has more than one storage tank, it is at times challenging when a company has one tank. When polishing is taking place. most companies do not want the entire exercise to take up a lot of time.
Machine have been built that speed up the fuel polishing process. Most machines available on the market nowadays are able to polish large volumes of fuel at a time. Such machines save the company on the time spent on polishing fuel.