What is Diesel Fuel Polishing?
Diesel Fuel Polishing is the technical cleaning process used to remove dirt, dust particles, water, sediment and microbial contamination
from fuels such as diesel, red diesel and biodiesel in bulk storage tanks.
Over any given period of time fuels in storage can develop pools of sludge, sediment and water. These
contaminants can quite easily find their way into fuel at one of the many exchange points in its journey from source to end user. If the contaminates are left untreated, the levels of
contamination will worsen to the point where damage to injector pumps and engines is likely.
When fuel is pumped into a tank, condensation, atmospheric absorption, rust deposits and even a faulty tank are the main causes of fuel contamination. Microbes find
their way into fuel and cause problems as they multiply and grow. This fuel contamination - also known as fuel bugs or diesel bugs - build up over time in stored fuels if
they are not tested and treated on a regular basis.