Fuel tank maintenance to increase efficiency

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Keeping your fuel tank in good condition is important for compliance with standards, as well as for saving costs on repairs or replacements, by reducing the risk of damage. But what is the importance of fuel tank maintenance to increase efficiency?

The importance of fuel tank maintenance to increase fuel efficiency 

Over time, fuel tanks can accumulate a range of problematic contaminants such as sediment, water, and bacteria. These contaminants can lower the quality of the fuel and result in many issues with the entire fuel system. As a result, undertaking effective fuel tank maintenance is essential for increasing fuel efficiency and for ensuring that fuel can be distributed effectively.  This maintenance will need to include tank cleaning and fuel polishing to take a cohesive approach, ensuring high conditions and a high level of efficiency.

How can tank cleaning improve fuel efficiency?

Cleaning the fuel tank is an important aspect for maintenance, and tank cleaning is a comprehensive process that can remove all contaminants from the fuel tank. This involves using high-pressure water jets, vacuums, and other cleaning agents to remove any sludge, sediment, or water that may have gathered in the fuel tank. This level of high quality cleaning involved can bring a range of benefits including increased fuel efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs for fuel systems. Regular tank cleaning can also improve the longevity of the fuel tank by preventing corrosion and damage and reducing the risk of fuel leaks.

What is the role of fuel polishing when improving fuel efficiency?

Cleaning the fuel tank is often pointless without first polishing the fuel. This is because any contaminants that have been removed from the tank may re-enter the tank when the fuel is re-added. As a result it’s essential to ensure that the fuel is clean, along with the tank itself, for the best possible results. 

Fuel polishing involves removing contaminants such as microbes, water, dirt, sediment, and bacteria from the fuel by pumping this through a filtration system. Fuel polishing is implemented in a cyclical process that pumps the fuel from the bottom of the tank first, driving this through a series of filters to remove all contaminants, and back into the top of the tank. This is highly likely to filter out the water and dirt first, as fuel is less dense than water, allowing the contaminants to be removed until only fuel remains in the tank.

By improving the quality of the fuel, fuel polishing can have a positive impact on fuel efficiency and reduce any issues associated with contaminated fuel including tank corrosion and filter damage. This can help keep fuel systems and engines in better condition. Fuel polishing can also help prevent the growth of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.

Professional tank cleaning and fuel polishing

For high quality and professional tank cleaning that you can count on, you need to choose a professional team to work with. Here at Network Environmental, we are fully trained and licensed to tackle all tank cleaning and fuel polishing projects. With our wealth of experience and expertise, we are the team for you. Why not get in touch today?