The recent change in UK Fuel Regulations and the increase in the use of Bio-Diesel in traditional diesel has made fuel polishing a major consideration to reduce the risk of fuel degradation in generators.
Power Electrics’ fuel polishing systems works to decrease the strain of fuel storage. They are carefully installed next to your tank and are designed to clean the fuel without the need to have your generator running. The system removes water and any foreign matters that build up by recirculating the fuel. This ensures that your generator is protected from potential fuel contamination issues.
Fuel (EN590 derivatives diesel, gas, oil, MD0 and similar) is vulnerable to several different infections such as water, bacterial content, sludge, asphaltenes, mould and more. The revision of the EN590 fuel regulation in 2011 has meant an increase of biodiesel mix and a decreasing of the sulphur content in it to more or less zero.
Not only is fuel contamination dangerous, but it can have great implications on your business continuity plans. Although contaminations should be caught by the primary filter, the most common type of bacteria is typically a large biomass quantity that will promptly block filters and if uncontrolled, has the potential to double in population per 20 minutes.
If the filters are unable to cope, or aren’t water separators, the contamination will most likely find its way to the injectors – meaning a probable costly engine repair.