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Fuel Phase Separation Causes, Detection, and Treatment

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Fuel Phase Separation Causes, Detection, and Treatment Most of the gasoline sold in the United States consists of an ethanol blend. The increased use of blended fuels creates a potential for a condition known as phase separation. Phase separation occurs when water is present. It can happen in almost any situation where gas is stored. In your car’s fuel tank, […]

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Hurricane Recovery First Response

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Hurricane Recovery First Response As we have recently witnessed, hurricanes are capable of causing devastating damage to communities. Texas and Louisiana have experienced the brunt of Hurricane Harvey, resulting in the worst flooding the United States has ever seen. The constant deluge of wind and rain pounded the areas for days, and the destruction is heart-wrenching. Authorities say that recovery […]

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Home Heating Oil Tank Maintenance

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Home Heating Oil Tank Maintenance Every year homeowners contemplate the price of heating oil. And, as seen in years past the market can be highly volatile. Many times heating costs are the only things folks think about. However, one of the worst things you could do neglect your fuel reservoir. No one wants to wake up on a cold winter […]

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The Difference Between Summer and Winter Fuel Blends

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The Difference Between Summer and Winter Fuel Blends Every fall, convenient stores convert from a summer fuel blend to a winter fuel blend. While the switch over from the summer fuel blends may mean lower prices at the pump for consumers, what does it all really mean? What is the real difference between summer fuel vs. winter fuel blends? Further, […]

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Unexpected Businesses That Need Backup Generators

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Unexpected Businesses That Depend on Backup Generators In recent years the Southern and Eastern parts of the U.S. have seen their share of powerful blizzards and hurricanes. Losing power affects production and directly impacts your bottom line. In addition, an interruption in power could endanger your employees, clients, patients, and customers. There are many unexpected businesses that need backup generators. […]

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The Importance of Hurricane Preparedness For Your Business

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The Importance of Hurricane Preparedness For Your Business We cannot stress enough about the importance of hurricane preparedness. The worst time to realize that your backup diesel fuel and generators are not ready is in the midst of a catastrophe. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), is predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters anticipate anywhere from […]

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How to Detect Water in Your Fuel Tank

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How to Detect Water in Your Fuel Tank Does your facility use underground storage tanks (UST) to store fuel for backup generators? Do you store fuel underground for your fleet of vehicles? Does your facility use oil for heating? Perhaps your organization’s mandate does not allow power failures to compromise performance, making it a mission critical facility, i.e., backup power […]

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Leaking Underground Storage Tank

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LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK A leaking underground storage tank (LUST) occurs when a fuel product is released from an underground storage tank (UST). The fuel can contaminate surrounding soil, pollute ground or surface water, and affect air quality. Early detection of the leak is crucial to begin the clean-up process and avoid excessive contamination. Once a fissure is discovered, it […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Procedures

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A successful disaster or hurricane preparedness plan is crucial for businesses that operate around the clock, especially mission critical facilities. Buildings such as data centers, hospitals, laboratories, public safety centers, and military installations are examples of mission critical facilities. Interruption of operation of any of these can cause massive loss of revenue, communication, or in the worst case, life.

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Fleet Fuel Management

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FLEET FUEL MANAGEMENT Fleet fuel management for large private corporations and municipalities can be a primary source of economic waste if they are mismanaged. A corporation or municipality needs to carefully monitor and maintain their fuel management system to measure and manage the use of fuel. Large companies will utilize private fueling stations for fleets of vehicles, including railway vehicles […]

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Top 4 Reasons You May Need Vacuum Truck Services

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TOP 4 REASON YOU MAY NEED VACUUM TRUCK SERVICES There is a myriad of reasons vacuum truck services may need to be dispatched. Clean Fuels Associates offer significant experience and expertise in providing vacuum truck services for all types of demands. Vacuum truck services will often work in conjunction with fuel polishing or other services we offer. If you are wondering […]

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Tips to Winterize Your Backup Generator Fuel System

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TIPS TO WINTERIZE YOUR BACKUP GENERATOR FUEL SYSTEM The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and winter will be here before long. Today, we’ll go over some tips to winterize your backup generator fuel system. Diesel fuel undergoes certain changes when the temperature drops. Paraffin wax will precipitate out of the fuel, then the fuel will solidify into [...]Keep Reading

Prepare for Hurricane Season

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Prepare for Hurricane Season Hurricane season is in full swing in the southeastern United States. Running from June until November, hurricanes can cause widespread power outages. Do you have a plan in place for your diesel fuel and generators? Many times, there isn’t much warning with hurricanes. Sometimes there’s a warning window of only 12 hours, which can make emergency […]

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Mission-Critical Generator Maintenance

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Mission-Critical Generator Maintenance Diesel generator maintenance is essential for mission-critical facilities. Mission-critical infrastructures are required to operate properly, and if interrupted, the business’ operations will be significantly impacted. Mission-critical standby systems, such as generators, provide power to vital operations power systems (COPS) for public safety, national security, or business continuity. Most people associate mission-critical infrastructures with various government and military bases, […]

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Clean Fuel Can Save Lives

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CLEAN FUEL CAN SAVE LIVES Clean fuel can save lives by making sure mission critical business and facilities have the necessary backup power they need in case of emergencies, disasters or power outages. Among those are, Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) which are vitally important and need a consistent and reliable backup power supply. In today’s ASCs, there are machines that [...]Keep Reading

Keeping Mission Critical Industries Operational

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KEEPING MISSION CRITICAL INDUSTRIES OPERATIONAL Why Generators Are Necessary What industries are considered mission-critical? Mission critical industries include emergency services, government facilities, or any business whose failure could result in serious injury or damage to citizen and the environment. To put it simply, our hospitals, fire stations, senior-medical facilities, data centers, levees, dams, and other facilities that are necessary for [...]Keep Reading

West Closure Complex Avoids Disaster

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WEST CLOSURE COMPLEX AVOIDS DISASTER Going into the hurricane season, the one thing you don’t want to fail is a major hurricane levee drainage system in New Orleans. The new West Closure Complex in Belle Chasse, LA was designed to keep surges of water out, significantly reduces flooding from large storms.  Needless to say, this is an essential instrument in […]

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