ClearTank Fuel Cleaning Service

Fuel contamination is one risk you shouldn’t have to worry about. Fuel cleaning removes the problem.

You need one thing from your standby and primary power systems: dependability. You need the assurance that it will function perfectly when it’s needed. However, fuel storage is a potential point of failure that’s easy to overlook. Your tanks could be harbouring contamination that impacts the reliability of your back up systems and pollutes any clean fuel they receive.

IPU’s ClearTank fuel cleaning service removes the contaminants from your tank and paves the way for a comprehensive fuel conditioning programme.

It’s one less thing for you to worry about.

ClearTank fuel cleaning service

The ClearTank service addresses the three main forms of fuel contamination: water, solid particulates and microbial growth (a.k.a. the diesel bug).

Watch a short animation to learn more about contamination here.

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ClearTank ensures:

  • Water is removed down to 200 parts per million or less as specified in EN590
  • Solid particulates such as soot, rust and colloid carbon are removed
  • Microbial growth is removed
  • Any sludge that may have settled at the bottom of the tank is broken down and filtered out
  • Biofilms that form on the tank surfaces are removed. These are often immune to standard fuel polishing techniques.

Once complete, we certify that your tanks are clean and your fuel meets the 18/16/13 level of cleanliness as defined by ISO 4406 and EN590 standards set by the Directive 2009/30/EC.


Safe, convenient and discrete

IPU look beyond the mechanical process of cleaning fuel and tanks; we understand the commercial implications of dirty fuel and have adapted the ClearTank service to address them.

ClearTank Tank Cleaning

ClearTank cleaning operates from an unmarked van to avoid unsettling customers.

  • ClearTank avoids health and safety problems by not requiring man-entry into the toxic interior of your tanks. All cleaning is done outside the tank using IPU’s specialist equipment and unique cleansing additive, ADV Energiser.
  • ClearTank cleaning does not always require you to take your generators offline, so there’s no need to disrupt day-today operations.
  • ClearTank cleaning operates from an unmarked van to avoid unsettling customers. Even though fuel cleaning is a prudent precautionary measure it can be misinterpreted.


How much does ClearTank fuel cleaning cost?

The service is charged according to the size of the tank being cleaned so the cost varies. Please contact IPU Group for more details. Please note that the service is charged according to tank size, not the volume of stored fuel.


The best time for effective fuel cleaning?

Although it seems illogical, it’s best to clean tanks when they’re full as contamination can arrive in the tanker that delivers your fuel. If you clean an empty tank then have dirty fuel delivered, your fuel is instantly contaminated again. Additionally, IPU’s ClearTank service is able to clean both the fuel and tanks simultaneously. Cleaning an empty tank with no fuel is not as effective as it could be.


After fuel cleaning…

Unfortunately, clean fuel does not stay clean for long as it’s under constant attack. Grit and dirt can enter from the tank surroundings. Rust falls off the inside of the tank. Water enters via the atmosphere and from new deliveries which encourages bacteria growth. In short, biodiesel degrades unless it’s maintained.

The ClearTank fuel cleaning service ensures your fuel is restored to a clean and dry condition, but to keep it that way we recommend a Diesel Defence fuel polishing system. Through single and multi-stage filtration Diesel Defence provides you with long-term protection.

IPU’s fuel additives work directly to kill tiny bacteria and neutralise the ingredients they need to grow. The fuel additives are the vitamin boost that keeps your stored fuel bug-free and gives your gen-sets extra performance.


IPU’s four step fuel conditioning process

ClearTank is the second stage in IPU’s Fuel Conditioning Programme. The four-part programme is the simplest and most economical route to clean, dry, reliable fuel. It includes:

      1. DieselCheck Fuel Testing
      2. ClearTank Fuel Cleaning
      3. Diesel Defence Fuel Polishing
      4. ADV Fuel Stabilisation

Watch a short animation to learn more about IPU’s 4-step fuel conditioning program here.

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