Out of sight, out of mind. When was the last time that you either thought about the cleanliness of your fuel storage tank or, better yet, looked inside it? Most people don’t. However, your storage tanks are a large investment, and the equipment that runs off of the fuel in those tanks is an even larger investment.
To be sure that your fuel is of the highest quality when you need it most, trust Foster Fuels’ Fuel Quality Division. We recommend quarterly fuel testing for facilities that store fuel onsite—especially if the fuel is not routinely used, such as in generator applications.
Equipment runs best on clean fuel that meets or exceeds required specifications. Most fuel that comes from a pipeline or port-supplied terminal is certified to meet certain specifications when it leaves the terminal. However, meeting specifications does not mean that the fuel does not contain levels of contaminants. After fuel leaves the terminal, fuel is transferred into trucks, private bulk plans, back into trucks, and then finally to your tank. Each of these transfers creates an opportunity for exposure to additional contamination.