Simply put, fuel polishing is a way to process your fuel to make it usable again. Our 8-step process is designed to increase fuel efficiency and maximize cost effectiveness.
After some time, the quality of fuel that is being stored can deteriorate as the result of contamination. Water is the most common form of contamination in the fuel, as it leads to micro bacterial growth and eventually sludge and “biomass” pollution of the fuel itself. When the fuel is housed in bulk storage, fuel suppliers will guarantee their fuel for a period of roughly six months. Over time, the fuel itself will deteriorate, causing sediment that is extremely fine in texture that can be harmful and costly.
For these reasons, it’s imperative to “polish” the fuel. A fuel polisher, or diesel fuel conditioner, has numerous elements to clean diesel fuel. Essentially, a pump is used to transplant the fuel from the storage tank and move it to the fuel polishing system through biomass filters and fluid conditioners. In the end, after the diesel fuel filtration, the fuel is returned to the fuel storage tank in the same state as it was when initially delivered by the supplier. It’s purity and integrity is restored.
Our 8-step Process
- Determine Fuel Condition. At this first stage of the process, the diesel fuel is tested to determine contamination levels, as well as the water content.
- High-Speed Filtration. Based on the size of the tank, we use the appropriate machine to maximize filtration. All the filtration or fuel polishing is conducted at the precise speed correlating to the tank size.
- Polishing. We remove the fuel from the lowest part of the tank and put it through a series of filters and centrifuges, returning the clean fuel to the tank.
- Retesting. After the technician has approached the process rate two times the volume of the tank, the fuel is retested to industry standards so as to determine the effectiveness.
- Chemical Corrections. At this point, additives are added to cure any deficiencies that might have been found.
- Final Testing. Fuel is once again tested to guarantee that its quality is at or above industry standards.
- Inspection. A final inspection is conducted to make sure that all lids, manholes, vents and other critical elements are leak free.
- Follow-up. In the final stage, a future appointment is scheduled for routine maintenance. This maintenance is usually at intervals of 6 months or 1 to 2 years.
Polishing is critical for maintaining the integrity of your fuel. Green Coast Fuel Management is the industry leader in fuel polishing, and our services will insure that your fuel is optimized to the full extent of its lifespan.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can meet your fuel maintenance needs.