Summer 2020 will soon be coming to a close. Regardless of the current weather, though, 2020 has given us some new things that we should be thinking about as we enter Fall and Winter this year.
This year, the United States fuel demand has decreased. This diminished demand leads to longer storage lengths before selling refined fuels to consumers. When fuel sits in storage, oxidation begins to occur. This oxidation increases the number of particulates in fuel and eventually can lead to fuel quality issues.
Fuels that have begun to oxidize are also more susceptible to thermal instability due to larger particulates. In addition to oxidation, moisture also accumulates. At the same time, the fuel sits in storage, and most everyone is aware that higher amounts of moisture are not an excellent winter characteristic.
So what does this mean to fuel suppliers and consumers? It means that it is more important than ever to protect the fuel from further breakdown. Interventions with chemistry can stop oxidation from occurring and thermally stabilize fuel as it goes through the heat and pressure of modern fuel injection systems. Chemistry and additive programs can remove moisture. Moisture removal prevents the accumulation of ice when temperatures drop.
Please take advantage of laboratory testing so your fuel can be analyzed, and we can make plans before cold winter weather.
Contact us to hear about ET’s complimentary laboratory testing services and how we can work with you to address your needs!
Recently, end-users are more concerned with moisture in fuel. Tanks are showing “increased levels of moisture.” With these issues comes the realization that there’s a need to run a premium additive or additional moisture control to better control and prevent moisture-related fuel tank issues.
Fuel quality continues to decrease and become more prone to issues. End-users need to be informed about how moisture separation occurs and how moisture control works. A crucial part of this process is to send samples into the lab consistently to understand the fuel’s qualities.
Effective premium additives can efficiently address moisture issues. Upon receiving a fuel sample, testing specifications can determine a fuel’s quality. The next step is to follow up with evidence-based premium additive or additional moisture control strategies to meet the user’s needs.
Now is a prime time to educate and inform that additizing is a priority. Please reach out to us or read below for more information on the following: