No matter how diligently you operate your fuel storage tank systems, over time, water will enter any tank. The main sources of water are humidity from the air, leakage through faulty seals or ruptures in the tank, pipeline or hose. Any water concentration in excess of 200 mg/kg (European Diesel Standard EN590) or 0,05 percent volume (US and Canada ASTM D975) in diesel is defined as being an off-spec diesel quality. Water may be fully dispersed in the fuel or when concentrations reach the point of saturation, fall out as a separate diesel contaminated water phase in the bottom of the tank. Hence, to avoid time consuming tank renovation and the risk of expensive engine repairs, it is therefore highly advisable to avoid water contamination of diesel fuel in all parts of the fuel supply chain, from the fuel production site to fuel tank in the machine.
Most modern diesel fuels contain bio-diesel. Biodiesel is more hydroscopic than fossil diesel meaning that it can attract far more water than “old style” diesel made from crude oil only. Based on more than 40 years of experience from the fuel service industry, DieselCare has developed the AquaFighter products that have proven to be among the most effective ways to remove water from a fuel tank whether it’s bound in the fuel (i.e. water absorbed in the fuel) or water that has settled in the bottom of the tank.
Should the excess water be allowed into the fuel system of the vehicle or machinery, excess wear or even severe damage to the equipment is a likely outcome. Depending on the type of damage that has occurred, the affected machinery will be out of service until, in many cases, very expensive and time-consuming repairs are undertaken.
To ensure problem-free operation we recommend using AquaFighter Finger Filter in the machine tank and AquaFighter Canvas Filter in the storage tank.