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Tank Services’ Fuel Polishing & Fuel Conditioning Service

Diesel BugFact: 25% of Generator Engine Break Downs are caused by Contaminated Diesel Fuel.

Diesel fuel is a vital part of critical power infrastructure, including standby generators, emergency pumps, boilers and other diesel engine powered hardware.

Southern Tank Services Ltd is proud to provide the most comprehensive Diesel Testing and Fuel Polishing Service. We can deliver on this promise thanks to our diesel testing service leading filter technology.

Diesel Testing & Polishing

Information is key. Our first task is to analysis your diesel and test for water and particle contaminants. Using a portable laser particle counter with a moisture sensor, we test the diesel to ISO4406 and give the sample a cleanliness code.  From this data, we present a solution to ensure the diesel fuel is ready to power your critical demand.  Ensuring the diesel clean and free from dissolved, emulsified and free water content.  We keep going until the diesel is cleaned and tested again with the fuel analyser. Therefore, we can ensure the diesel is clean to ISO4406 code 18/16/13 and back to EN590 standards.

Capable of eliminating up to 98% of all bacteria,  Our custom fabricated fuel polishing equipment cleans oil down to a sub-microscopic 0.5 Microns. Eradicating Diesel Bug from your fuel and protecting your equipment and infrastructure.

Diesel ContaminationWater & Contaminants

What is the most harmful fuel contaminant that could make its way into your tank? Simple – Water.

With our fuel conditioning system and innovative filters, we can remove water from your tank. That means more reliable and efficient running. Less downtime and reactive maintenance.

Clean Fuel = Higher Efficiency

With clean fuel, your machinery will burn up to 5% less fuel. Better fuel economy equates to savings towards your bottom line. Diesel Fuel Polishing also helps out the environment. With fewer pollutants being generated by the burning of cleaner fuel, we will all benefit from higher air quality and fewer emissions.

Does Fuel Polishing work?

Yes, most definitely when done correctly.  We understand that diesel fuel is just going to be burnt anyway. So why bother cleaning it first? Well, the cleaner fuel is, the more efficient the engine that burns it can be. Fuel Polishing also removes contaminates that will prevent blocked filters and sludge build-up in pipework and the tank.

It also reduces harmful emissions helping keep the environment cleaner. Therefore, it’s safe to say it works and that it’s worth it. After all, it helps maintain healthy equipment too.

What is the Best Fuel Tank Cleaner?

There are a few different methods to remove water from your tank, most of which we supply. A water removal sock is probably the most basic system. This is effectively a tube with a water-absorbent material that soaks up any water in fuel and leaves the diesel behind.

These water removal kits can absorb up to 1590ml of water from the fuel depending on the model you get. If you have more significant contamination in your tank, however, you may need to invest in a robust filtration system. Adding a recirculation unit can be very costly especially if it’s just one-time contamination.

That’s why we provide a comprehensive Fuel Polishing service. That way you can remove and prevent bacterial contamination. Protecting your equipment in the future as well as right now.

Why do we test for Water Presence in a Generator’s Fuel Tank?

Water without a doubt bad for generators. Any fuel-burning appliance will suffer if water ingresses into the fuel. In a diesel generator, the fuel forms a part of the lubrication process. Therefore, keeping components like the injector pump healthy.

When water passes through instead the tight tolerances of the equipment allows metal surfaces to touch each other without lubrication. Causing otherwise avoidable wear and tear to the pump, solenoid valves and fuel injection system.


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