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.