Fuel Service Program

It is important to ensure that the fuel in in service equipment is free of particulate and water contamination to maintain the health of the equipment. DFS offers a wide range of fuel related services to our customers to ensure that this goal is achieved.

Fuel Sampling

    • Onsite Tank Bottom Sampling:
       ○ Sample pulled from the bottom of the fuel storage tank.
       ○ Visual inspection for sediment, water, bacterial and fungal growth.
    • DFC Package:
       ○ Spectrochemical Analysis
       ○ Sediment & Water
       ○ Microorganism Study
    • DLTS Package:
       ○ Spectrochemical Analysis
       ○ Sediment & Water
       ○ Microorganism Study
       ○ Particulate Contaminants
       ○ Accelerated Stability
Fuel Service

NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Stand-by Generators, states that fuel should be tested annually. DFS can design annual sampling programs to ensure the criteria are met and perform service where necessary to ensure equipment is operational when needed.

Fuel Filtration

In most instances when there are fuel issues, the problem can be resolved through fuel polishing. DFS makes use of a Bulk Diesel Cart (BDC) or Mobile Reclamation Unit (MRU) to complete this service, depending on the size of the tank. Fuel polishing consists of running dialysis on the desired to tank remove free and emulsified water as well as contaminants. Fuel filtration can also be performed while transferring or filling tanks. This service can be completed on bulk storage tanks, generator fuel tanks, equipment fuel tanks, etc.

Fuel Reservoir Service

DFS employs a GamaJet tank cleaning system for comprehensive system cleaning with minimal intrusion and waste creation. When necessary, DFS can perform confined space entry tank cleaning of fuel tanks (bulk storage tanks, generator tanks, etc.) to remove built up contaminants..

Biocide Treatment

As part of a fuel polishing service, DFS can also perform biocide treatment where necessary. This service involves introducing a measured amount of biocide additive prior to performing the polishing service to ensure that any microbial growth is eliminated during service.

Fuel Reclamation Benefits:

    • Reliability - Fuel contamination is the leading cause of emergency system power failures. A fuel sampling and reclamation program ensures that the fuel is ready when the system is needed.
    • Fuel Cost Savings – Fuel reclamation reduces the purchase of new product and eliminates the cost of disposing of contaminated fuel. Maintenance Cost Savings – Clean fuel in a system ensures continued performance and prevents costly breakdowns, decreases the chance of catastrophic engine failure, and extends fuel filter life.
    • Compliance – Independent certification of the reclaimed fuel ensures that testing/maintenance records are compliant with NFPA requirements.
    • Environmental Protection – Reclamation reduces the environmental impact of fuel systems by lowering the amount of disposed contaminated fuel.