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Using advanced filtration technology, our fuel reclamation services remove contaminates, such as water and particulates from diesel fuel. Reclamation and treatment can bring contaminated diesel fuel back into ASTM and OEM cleanliness specifications. Our fleet or portable filtration units can remove water & particulates down to one micron in size.

Our diesel fuel reclamation services protect your machinery, lower the costs of your system maintenance and ensure your compliance with all industry and manufacturer’s specifications.

Fuel Reclamation Trailer

Fuel Contamination

  • Water: Free & Emulsified
  • Hard Particulates
  • Organic Growth: Algae & Microorganisms

Snapshot of Benefits

Reliability

Fuel contamination is the leading cause of emergency power system failures. Our reclamation process ensures that your fuel is ready when you need it.

Fuel Cost Savings

Reclamation reduces the purchase of new product and eliminates the cost of disposing old unusable fuel.

Maintenance Cost Savings

Clean fuel ensures performance and guards against costly breakdowns, decreases the chance of catastrophic engine failure and extends fuel filter life.

Compliance

Our independent certification of the reclaimed fuel ensures that your testing/maintenance records will meet with NFPA requirements.

Environmental Protection

Reduce your environmental impact due to the disposal of contaminated fuel.

We Work With Your Maintenance Program

We provide reclamation services on a condition-based schedule or we can provide reclamation services on an annual, semiannual or quarterly basis to keep your fuel up to standards.

Fuel Contamination

Fuel contamination is the leading cause of backup power system failure, and the consequences of failure are severe. Whether it is the loss of data, money, or life, no one wants to experience the failure of a backup power system. Our fuel reclamation services, along with regular generator maintenance and testing, will help ensure that your backup power system will start when you need it most. Our fuel maintenance program ensures that your testing/maintenance records will meet the National Fire Protection Agency requirements (NFPA 110). Below is a best practice guide on how to keep your backup power system fuel ready for use.

Fuel reclamation benefits

Water: Free & Emulsified

Over time fuel storage tanks accumulate water and debris for various reasons (rain/leaks, moisture accumulation, etc). Moisture accumulation is the primary cause of water in stored fuel. As the temperature changes inside of a fuel tank moisture accumulates on the exposed walls. To prevent this we recommend customers keep their fuel tanks 75–90% full and utilize desiccant breathers when possible.

Emulsified water is the most common type of water found in tanks. This is caused by water sitting in tanks for a long period of time allowing the water to oxidize and degrade the fuel. The water and degraded fuel then form a dark opaque mixture. This fuel can usually be saved but only with the use of high speed filtration and water absorbing elements.

Free water is common when a large amount of water is introduced to a tank and has only been in the tank for a short period of time. It can also form when the saturation point of the fuel has been reached. Once the saturation point of the fuel has been reached the water will not continue to emulsify and will drop to the bottom as free water.

Hard Particulates - Fuel Polishing

Hard Particulates

Dirt, sand and other contaminates from outside of the tank can enter due to open access ports or improper ventilation. Rust on the Interior of the tank can also contaminate a fuel tank. To minimize both types keep all ventilation points clean, clear and utilize desiccant breathers when possible.

Trust your fuel vendor! Beware that most fuel suplliers do not have filtration systems built into their trucks. Be sure to purchase your fuel from a reputable vendor such as Amber Industrial Services or Dion & Sons, Inc. to ensure you receive clean quality fuel for your equipment.

Organic Growth

Organic Growth: Algae & Microorganisms

Microorganisms (algae, fungus, etc) grow when fuel is stagnant for long periods of time, contains water and becomes warm. This is a prime breeding ground for algae. Regular tank sampling will identify issues before they turn into problems. Fuel polishing will remove the environment where algae and fungus live.

If you have a microorganism problem to begin with the use of biocides will be necessary for the effective extermination and removal of the microorganisms.