A quick search on the web reveals lots of companies who will test your stored fuel, or clean it or sell you a polishing unit. But we know that your goal is simple: reliable power. You want somebody else to handle fuel conditioning so your time is free for your real job. That somebody is IPU.
IPU’s four-part Fuel Conditioning Programme presents the simplest and most economical route to clean, dry, reliable fuel. It includes:
The beauty of a Fuel Conditioning Programme is its Amazon-inspired simplicity. One company handles everything to do with maintaining your fuel quality. It’s is the ‘sort it and bill me’ solution that fits the threat.
Regular testing alerts you to problems introduced by contaminated deliveries or tank breaches. Like most issues early detection is key to treating the problem before it becomes serious. IPU offers regular testing as a part of a Fuel Conditioning Programme. We can also offer a single DieselCheck Fuel Test by an IPU expert and training for your staff to conduct self-tests.
Cleaning is an essential part any fuel conditioning programme. Just as you wouldn’t wax a dirty car, we don’t polish dirty fuel. IPU’s ClearTank service cleans your stored fuel without requiring a diesel uplift, without requiring man-entry into your tanks and without losing half your stored fuel in the process. It removes water, solid particulate and microbial contamination. It’s discrete, economical and effective.
The adoption of biodiesel is 2011 means clean fuel does not stay clean. Biodiesel attracts water and water encourages microbial growth (aka the diesel bug). IPU’s Diesel Defence on-tank and mobile polishing units keep fuel clean, dry and ready to power your critical applications.
IPU’s cleaning and polishing systems ensure that your fuel exceeds the standards set by EN 590 (for water contamination) and ISO 4406 (for particulate contamination). But they don’t remove all water; that’s impossible. Water is one of the component parts of biodiesel. IPU’s ADV Regulator neutralises the tiny molecules of water and contaminants that are too small for polishing units.
We like to think that fuel we use in December will be as good as when we stored it in July. In an ideal world, it would be. In reality, the fuel we buy is a blend of petrochemical diesel and FAME, a biological element that reduces the damage caused by burning the fuel. Diesel has contained 7% FAME since 2011; that proportion will steadily rise. Whilst biodiesel is a great idea for the environment but it’s a problem for anyone who stores fuel.
Under normal conditions it is now widely accepted that modern diesel blends will only remain in a useable condition for 6 to 12 months. After this, fuel begins to degrade and, depending on the type and severity of the contamination, could cause a engine failure.