Diesel Tank Cleaning for Emergency Power Systems

Diesel Tank Cleaning for Emergency Power Systems

An emergency power system is critical for businesses that require a constant supply of electricity to remain operational. Hospitals, factories, and other 24-hour facilities need to have backup power systems for those times when power outages occur.

These companies typically use generators that run on diesel fuel. Having these emergency power systems ready for whenever they are needed requires available fuel at all times.

Because power outages are few and far-between, emergency power systems sit unused for months-on-end. This can lead to problems with the diesel fuel that has been left inside the fuel tanks of these backup generators. When fuel is left to sit for more than six months in a tank, changes can occur that lead to problems with your generator and how it runs.

Cleaning Diesel Fuel Tanks is Necessary

When your emergency power systems are unused for 6 months, it is necessary for you to have the fuel tanks and the diesel fuel inside cleaned. This allows you to still use the fuel that is in your generator’s tank when an outage occurs and also helps you clean the tank of debris as well as sludge that can damage your generator.

Some people believe you can go for a year without cleaning your diesel generator’s fuel tank, depending on the quality of the fuel in it. However, not cleaning your fuel and your tank after the one-year-mark will damage your generator’s fuel lines and filters.

To avoid wasting the fuel in your generator’s tank and to avoid damaging your generator, you should have it cleaned before using it if the generator has been stagnant for 6 months or more. If you are unsure whether or not the fuel in your tank has gone bad, testing it will help you find out. Some signs to look out for include an unusual odor, a dark color, or sediment buildup at the bottom of the tank. Periodic testing also will help you check your fuel’s integrity and alert you to whether it needs to be cleaned.

Dirty diesel oil in emergency power systems is not something you want because it can damage your generators and cost you more money in the long run. In Maryland, the company to contact when you need to have your diesel fuel and generator tank cleaned is Clean Fuels Associates Inc. We are a company that specializes in tank installation and repair, residential tank cleaning, commercial tank cleaning, and marine fuel services.

We can help you keep your diesel fuel and your emergency power systems ready for use at all times. To find out how we can help you, simply contact us by calling 844-694-3230 so we can schedule your free assessment and estimate.