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AFC-710 Aditivo de Combustible en Accion

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" Overflow="" triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hay un número de personas que no creen en la función de los aditivos de combustible. Esto se debe a varias razones, como por ejemplo, el no notar una diferencia en su vehículo, o simplemente no ver...

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WATCH: Fuel Combustion Catalyst In Action

There are a number of people that don’t believe fuel additives work. This could be for a number of reasons, like not noticing a difference in their vehicle, or, in the case of combustion catalysts, just not being able to see the combustion event with their own eyes. At this point, there really are just two things that can be done about it. Believe blindly that the fuel additive works, or prove it. We chose to prove it.

Fuel Contamination and Your Tank

Many belly/base tanks have structural walls (baffles) inside the tank, typically installed to support the engine weight above it.  These baffles inhibit proper fuel flow and obstruct complete tank access.  If a belly/base and a cylindrical tank hold the same amount of fuel, and a...

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Contaminated Fuel Infographic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What do Hospitals, Data Centers, and Mission Critical Facilities all have in common?  They rely on diesel backup power during an outage.  Did you know there’s a chance the fuel in that generator can put businesses, jobs, and lives at risk?  This is the reality...

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Mythbusters: The truth behind biofuels

At AXI International, part of our engineering and technological advancement process requires our team to evaluate the pros and cons of various fuel and energy solutions. One topic in particular, biofuels, seems to be a popular subject, as some find it to be the saving grace of fuel and the environment, while others have their doubts on something that may be too good to be true.

Mythbusters – The Truth about Fuel “Algae”

Anyone that uses diesel fuel, whether it’s for a backup generator or for a yacht, has heard of the term diesel “algae” and variations thereof.  This “algae,” also known as diesel bug, diesel bacteria, and so on, is one of the leading causes of clogged fuel filters and damaged injectors.  We know it’s a problem, but what is this “algae” and how did it get there?  How can one prevent diesel “algae” from building up in a tank?  Why are we quoting “algae?”  There’s a good reason for that.

Everything You Need to Know About Carbon Deposits

The majority of people who own a gas or diesel engine powered “something” know that their engines are prone to have carbon build up.  These carbon deposits form on the inside of the combustion chamber and valves.  But How?  What exactly is carbon build up – and why is it bad?  How can carbon deposits be removed?  It isn’t easy, but it is absolutely possible. 

Hurricane Season Preparedness – Is Your Fuel Ready?

June 1st marked the first day of the 2015 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season.  Being located in southwest Florida, our yearly summertime routine doesn’t change.  We know to stock up on “hurricane supplies” like bottled water, batteries, propane, canned food, and other non-perishable items. What many people tend to forget about is the fuel that’s been sitting in their generator since last year! Will your standby power be ready for the next storm?

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