Fuel Polishing FAQs

Fuel polishing is a critical process that removes contaminants and water from stored fuel. Here at Network Environmental we are fuel polishing experts and we are often asked a number of questions about fuel polishing, the process and the benefits. As a result, we have put together some answers to fuel polishing FAQ’s.

What is fuel polishing?

Fuel polishing is a procedure that purifies fuel that has been stored and gets rid of any impurities including water, algae, dirt, and debris. The procedure entails filtering the fuel using sophisticated machinery to get rid of impurities and bring it back to its original condition.

Why is fuel polishing necessary?

Long-term fuel storage can cause this to degrade and get polluted. This may harm the engine, reduce fuel efficiency, or possibly lead to system failure. Fuel polishing ensures that fuel that has been stored is clean, pure, and in ideal condition, assuring dependable engine running and reducing the need for expensive repairs.

How often should fuel be polished?

The type of fuel, storage conditions, and frequency of usage are some of the variables that affect how frequently fuel needs to be polished. For both petrol and diesel engines, it is typically advised to polish the fuel at least once a year. However, some applications, such as backup generators or boats that are kept in storage for an extended period of time, might call for more frequent cleaning.

What equipment is needed for fuel polishing?

Fuel polishing equipment typically includes a fuel polishing system, which includes filters, pumps, and tanks. The equipment may vary depending on the specific application, fuel type, and volume of fuel to be polished.

How long does fuel polishing take?

The quantity of fuel to be polished, the degree of contamination, and the kind of equipment being used are some of the variables that affect how long it takes to polish the fuel. In general, fuel tank cleaning will take a few hours, but for large tanks or for very contaminated fuel, this process may be longer.  

Can fuel polishing be done on site?

Absolutely, on-site fuel polishing is possible. There are portable fuel polishing systems that may be brought to the location and used to clean fuel inside the tank. Fuel polishing done on-site is frequently preferred because it saves on downtime and transportation expenses.

What are the benefits of fuel polishing?

A few advantages of fuel polishing include better fuel quality, more fuel effectiveness, less engine wear, and longer engine life. Fuel cleaning can also prevent system failure, decrease maintenance costs, and assure reliable engine performance. For more information about the extensive benefits, check out our detailed guide.

Choose Network Environmental for professional fuel polishing 

Here at Network Environmental we are fully trained, equipped, and licensed to tackle all fuel polishing projects! We have a wealth of experience and expertise and are happy to help with any fuel related project you may have. Why not get in touch today to find out more?