If your facility has in-ground tanks for diesel fuel storage, Penray Inc suggests that it’s time for cleaning.

Stored diesel fuel will have accumulated moisture, corrosion, oxidation and sludge, along with sediment deposits. If introduced into vehicles or stationary diesel engine tanks, these deposits and materials can cause a host of problems. Such issues are especially problematic with Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) and bio-fuels.

For facilities that prefer to do their own treatment, Penray offers its Fuel Prep Biocide.

It’s no secret that cold weather condensation can add significant quantities of water to stored diesel fuels. Further, new systems and processes, like vapor recovery systems and the blending of bio-fuels, can introduce water into fuel. Once water is present, harmful bacteria and fungi can grow in these fuel supplies.

Fuel Prep Biocide is specially blended to eliminate such microbial activity in diesel fuel supplies. By doing so, this product can help eliminate the clogged filters, clean-out costs and, in extreme cases, corrosion that can be sufficient to cause tanks to leak.

Penray also offers its exclusive Fuel Doctor program for fleets, distributors and other facilities that store large quantities of diesel fuel. Fuel Doctors are specially trained diesel fuel experts who are available to make house calls. They can provide on-site diesel fuel sampling, analysis and treatment.

Fuel Doctors provide testing that can reveal the presence of water, evidence of corrosion and indications of microbial growth. Samples then can be sent to off-site testing labs for confirmation of field testing results. Penray provides complimentary initial system testing free of charge. Armed with all of this data, Fuel Doctors then schedule a consultation with the facility manager with recommendations for remediation.

If testing and evaluation suggest the need for “intensive care,” Penray has partnered with Allied Oil & Tire Co to provide a full range of treatment, maintenance and remediation services for diesel fuel storage tanks. Allied technicians have earned confined-space certification, so they are fully qualified to enter, clean and repair fuel storage tanks as needed.

Penray engineers recommend twice-yearly testing of in-ground diesel fuel storage supplies, with treatment as necessary to assure that fuel will not cause problems in the vehicles and equipment that rely on diesel power.

For more details, go to www.Penray.com/PowerFleet.