Diesel Bug and Prevention

Diesel Bug and Prevention

DIESEL BUG EXPLAINED You may not have ever considered the possibility when running a diesel engine, but despite its volatile nature, this common fuel is a host for a bacterial threat to your fuel systems and to your vehicles’ diesel engines. Diesel fuel may naturally contain a wide range of bacteria and other, similar microscopic threats that are collectively referred to as diesel bugs. Provided you practice regular maintenance of your fuel storage tank then this should never be a problem but, should the diesel bug be left untreated or fuel left sitting still, you can quickly have a serious infestation. Within your storage tank, diesel fuel contamination can result in corrosion, blockage and engine failure. WHAT CAUSES DIESEL FUEL CONTAMINATION? Diesel fuel contamination arises in much the same way that any other bacterial contamination comes about. The diesel bug bacteria find their way into the fuel through the tank vent or through fuel transfer and will lie dormant in the fuel tank. If...
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A detailed guide to fuel dispensing

A detailed guide to fuel dispensing

What to look for when choosing a fuel pump from the variety now available. There are basically four main questions to ask yourself when choosing a fuel pump that is suitable for your needs. How fast do you want to refuel your vehicles? How accurately do you want to measure the fuel you use? Where is your fuel storage tank? What type of fuel do you use? Let's cover each question in turn. How fast? You will want to rfuel your vehicles as quickly as possible to prevent a bottleneck at the fuelling point. If the fuel pump dispenses at too fast a speed it can create excessive frothing in the vehicle tank which will prematurely shut the nozzle off. This means drivers have to repeatedly wait for the froth to settle and then top up the tank, thereby slowing down the refuelling cycle. The following guide should help you decide what you need: Low speed, 50 litres per minute - Cars, light vans,...
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How To Choose A Tank Gauge

How To Choose A Tank Gauge

What Types Are Available: Float/Cat & Mouse - Indicates Empty, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or full. Sight Gauge - Push button to see level in tube. Ultrasonic - Household wall socket "plug in" digital display shows level in graduations. Hydrostatic Analogue - Displays tank contents as a percentage or in litres. Hydrostatic Digital - Battery or mains powered. Digital display shows contents in litres, centimeters or as a percentage. Pressure sensor - Mains powered using a pressure sensor with digital display showing contents in litres & as a percentage. High & low level tank alarm options. Web Logger option - Data is transferred to a web site where the reporting system allows viewing of fuelling and delivery details in tabular or graphic formats. How accurate are they: The more you pay the more accurate they are. Float, sight gauge and ultrasonic plug in types - These give an approximate indication of tank contents. Hydrostatic Analogue - Accurate to approximately +/-2%. Hydrostatic Digital...
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Do you know whats in your fuel?

Do you know whats in your fuel?

What is hidden in your fuel Road diesel & gasoil now contains a percentage of bio-fuel up to 7% this providers an ideal breeding ground for diesel and gasoil bugs. Equipment is failing due to bugs in these modern fuel types. Problems with contaminated fuel inside storage tanks is causing pump and vehicle filters to block, In server cases, vehicles have stopped working causing downtime and hefty repair bills. These issues are caused by microbial contamination often known as diesel bugs which are micro organisms that grow on water present in fuel. This problem has been known but contained for years until the age of the latest fuels. The tank becomes an incubator as the variation of temperature, condensation & the added percentage of bio-fuel which attracts water as it is hygroscopic helps these bugs to survive. Bio-fuels can contain up to 25 times more water than mineral diesel, increasing the risk of serious and expensive damage to fuel injection...
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