Maintain Your Commercial Generator’s Fuel Tank

How to Maintain Your Commercial Generator’s Fuel Tank

It’s expected for commercial generators to kick into action on a moment’s notice. However, even the best systems experience issues due to old age or overuse. In order to keep your commercial generator reliable during an emergency, the generator and its fuel tank need to be well-maintained.

Here are a few things you can do to keep your generator in good working condition:

1. Have the Fuel Cleaned or Polished

Fuel Cleaned or Polished Even though diesel fuel can last 6 to 12 months without any maintenance, it can cause a lot of problems to your generator. When diesel deteriorates, its additives and fuel components settle at the bottom of the tank – creating a sludge that hinders the generator from running smoothly. Dirty fuel also encourages bHave the Fuel Cleaned or Polishedacteria to grow in the tank, which can result in clogged filters.

For this reason, you should have your diesel fuel cleaned or polished frequently. Fuel cleaning is a process that’s designed to eliminate particulate matter, mold, rust, and other chemicals that contaminates the diesel fuel. Once the fuel is clean, the following improvements will occur:

  • Cleaner and well-lubricated injection system
  • More reliable fuel injectors
  • Less smoke from the generator
  • Lower maintenance expenses
  • Fewer sludge buildups
  • Better fuel efficiency during emergencies

To know if your fuel needs cleaning, look for the following signs:

  • There are sediments at the bottom of the tank
  • The fuel line and filters are clogged
  • The fuel inside the tank appears dark
  • The fuel is emitting an unusual smell 

2. Upgrade Your Generator

Upgrade GeneratorIf your commercial generator is old, it’s wise to have it upgraded. Newer models are designed with advanced technologies that increase their fuel efficiency and lower their carbon emissions. They can also support your electrical usage better, allowing you to power your building or boat for a longer period of time.

You can also do small enhancements to your existing unit. You can improve its performance by changing its control panel or have its fuel changed to natural gas or propane.

Always consult with a fuel professional before making any improvements. The pros will know which upgrades suit the fuel tank’s needs and your budget.

3. Have the Generator and its Tank Regularly Maintained

To ensure that your generator and its fuel tank are always at the ready, it’s in your best interest to have them regularly maintained by a certified professional. Letting the fuel tank experts take a look at the equipment every now and then will allow them to locate and repair the early signs of damage. When your generator is consistently maintained, its fuel tank will be less likely to break down and it will have a longer life cycle.

Trust Clean Fuels Associates to Keep Your Generator in Mint Condition

Keep Generator in Mint ConditionLooking for a company that can thoroughly inspect your commercial generator? Then contact Clean Fuels Associates, Inc. or give us a call at 844-694-3230. Our company has been providing excellent commercial fuel services in Maryland for many years and has experience working with different types of industries, including:

Want to know more about our services? Our friendly operators will answer any of your questions, as well as schedule a free inspection.