Diesel Fuel Testing
Does your fuel meet code compliance for Emergency Power Systems? Fuel oil in any storage tank must pass an annual “Clear and Bright” Test. This test is required per CSA 282-05. The test method is based on
ASTM D4176 -04 – Standard Test Method for Free Water and Particulate Contamination in Distillate Fuels (Visual Inspection Procedures).
Clear and Bright has no relation to the color of the fuel, it means no free water, no sediment and nothing clouding the fuel or floating in it.
If the test fails,CSA 282 recommendations incorporated in the Canadian Electrical, Fire and Building Codes state that anyone storing diesel fuel for emergency or standby power generation must:
1. Replace the fuel and clean the diesel fuel tank. (not a cost-effective choice)
2. Fuel must be filtered (polished) to remove any water, sludge and other contaminates.
Fuel Remedy provides the “Clear and Bright”testing necessary to monitor the state of your diesel fuel. Upon completion of the sampling, we will present you with a report outlining our findings and what needs to be done to ensure your diesel fuel meets CSA 282-05 standards, with independent lab testing available upon request.
Diesel Fuel Polishing
If you want to be confident that your generator will run when you need it, you need to invest in annual diesel fuel polishing by Fuel Remedy. Fuel polishing (cleaning) is a process where diesel fuel is moved through a series of filters in order to remove contaminants such as water, bacterial and fungal microbes, dirt, sand, rust and metallic particles and sludge. By doing so, you can restore and revive the diesel fuel to a clear and bright state, which will allow your diesel-powered generator to perform at its optimum.
The fuel is recirculated in the tank. This cleaning process utilizes the fuel itself to scour the inside of your tank and suspend contaminates through continue cycling. The volume of tank is cycled a minimum of three times.
Automated Fuel Polishing
If you’re operating a facility that stores large quantities of diesel fuel an automated diesel fuel polishing system by Fuel Remedy is the answer. As the description suggests, these systems will clean your diesel fuel automatically. The fuel filtration system will circulate the fuel from the bottom of the tank through filters, removing water, sediment and then returning the clean fuel back to the tank.
Systems typically run a few days a week for a set number of hours per day. The system runs unattended however it is recommended that it be inspected weekly with the generator inspection. No more worrying about the quality of your stored diesel fuel.