Fuel Filtration and Cleaning Up your Diesel Fuel
Has your fleet experienced black diesel fuel or clogged fuel filters?
Do you wonder what makes diesel go bad or cause further issues?
In most cases it’s water and dirt in the fuel leading to further degradation over time. If gone unchecked it will lead to mechanical failures in your fleet.
Donaldson Filter has a great educational video about the high stakes importance of aggressive filtering of your diesel prior to going into your fleet. Today aggressive filtering and ongoing quality assurance of your fuel is a must. Star Oilco calls this “Precision Fuel Management” and we offer it to all of our bulk fuel customers.
Diesel technology has advanced a long way in the last decade to meet the extremely high emission standards of the EPA and CARB for diesel engines. What this advanced diesel tech means is that your engine has extremely high operating fuel pressures and extremely tight tolerances for the fuel acceptable to the long term use of your engine.
What’s this mean in a nutshell? High operating fuel pressures and tight tolerances in the fuel rail mean dirt and water can destroy injectors and effect the operation of your fleet. These two contaminants (dirt and water) are the source of most other fuel related problems and therefore your highest exposure to preventable maintenance cost. If you have experienced unexplained fuel filter spinning, failed injectors, and DPF maintenance that is more than normal, it may be fixable with Precision Fuel Management.
Precision Fuel Management is aggressive filtration at the fuel dispenser combined with PowerKleen Premium Diesel and a clean dry tank bottom that is sampled and tested regularly. If you want to look into cleaning up your bulk fuel give Star Oil a call. Our first step is a complementary test of your fuel.