Category: Fuel Tank Cleaners

My diesel fuel is black. What do I do?

The color of fuel indicates the fuels age. The dark color is coming from Asphaltenes…this takes years to develop. To fix it remove the water first. Once the water is gone he can then filter out the solids. BUT filtering may take LOTS of filters so we are back to how many gallons do we… Read more »

Why Fuel Polishing

Fuel polishing is the technical cleaning process used to remove or filter microbial contamination from diesel fuel in storage. It is essentially the removal of water, sediment and microbial contamination. This fuel contamination, also known as ‘fuel bugs’ or ‘diesel bugs’ build up over time in stored fuels if they aren’t tested and treated on… Read more »

Do I Have a Problem With “Algae” In My Diesel Fuel Tank?

Algae in Diesel Fuel Tanks

Technically speaking, algae cannot grow inside of a diesel fuel tank. Algae requires sunlight to grow, so it’s impossible for it to thrive in the darkness of a diesel fuel tank. However, there are microbes like mold, bacteria, and fungus that can find their way into your diesel fuel tank and wreak havoc in it… Read more »