Diesel fuels, by their very nature are unstable organic hydrocarbons, which degrade over time depending on a multitude of factors. As a fuel breaks down over time, gums and insoluble contaminants are formed within the fuel stock. These, along with solid particulate and water, contribute to the majority of fuel system component wear and failures.
Diesel fuel that is not maintained correctly as close to “as refined” as possible can cause the following common problems:
- Poor starting or failure to start
- Low power from the engine
- Poor or rough idle
- Increased fuel consumption
- Excessive Smoke
- Increased emissions
Resolution to Mission Critical Issues
Diesel fuel that is maintained in a condition as close to “as refined” as possible will out-perform a diesel fuel that is under or poorly maintained. The solution then is simple: Intelligent Fuel Management employs corrective measures that ensure fuel stability and cleanliness. The solutions include the use of AXI International fuel conditioning devices, filtration and separation control systems, breathers, and monitoring devices.