diesel fuel additives to polish emergency fuel

The process of fuel polishing leaves diesel fuel cleaner, purer, drier, and brighter. Foster Fuels can restore fuel that is degraded by contamination or age to a nearly new condition with this process.

Major refiners say that fuel begins to degrade significantly after only 6 months. Many companies and large facilities typically keep fuel in their backup generators, as the equipment is typically only used in natural disasters, for a much longer period than that. Replacing the degrading diesel fuel every six months would be an excessive expenditure for most businesses. Fortunately, fuel polishing can reverse that degradation and save you from costly downtime and expensive damage to your equipment.


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A combination of specialized equipment, appropriate diesel fuel additives, and appropriately sized filters restore fuel in a commercial fuel storage tank to an almost new condition. In addition to a notably visible difference, the quality improves at the chemical level as well. Most importantly, the process maintains the combustion quality of your fuel. We can also facilitate third-party lab testing to confirm that your fuel has been returned to new specifications.

Additional Benefits

Fuel polishing can remove water and particulate contamination from fuel as well as reverse the effects of aging on diesel fuel in long-term storage. For facilities with zero tolerance for downtime, Foster Fuels recommends that polishing be planned for every third year as preventative maintenance.

Additionally, fuel polishing benefits our environment. By restoring fuel, the process prevents unnecessary waste, because polishing operations typically create less than .001% waste.

Our Diesel Fuel Polishing Process

Our professionals will begin the fuel polishing process by evaluating the condition of the fuel in your tank. Then, we provide our expert opinion on how to restore it to nearly new condition. We employ experienced technicians with in-depth knowledge of fuel chemistry; therefore, you can trust us with your fuel investment. This specialized service prepares your backup diesel fuel for an emergency situation, thus saving your resources and reducing costs.

Attempting to complete fuel polishing services on your own without the necessary expertise could lead to dangers for you and your generator or other equipment. Instead, trust award-winning professionals who have been providing services throughout the entire country for almost a century. We’re committed to providing unrivaled service to keep up our reputation.

When it comes to Foster Fuels Mission Critical, you can trust that you’ll get the most up-to-date fuel treatment available in the industry. We use the newest technology, information, and equipment to make sure our diesel fuel polishing services are the best they can be, so we can help your business stay ahead with fuel that lasts. We’ll be able to offer you:

  • Convenience: When you choose Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical division, you won’t have to shop around to find a company near your location. We will come to you anywhere in the United States to complete these services.
  • Financial Savings: While it’s a commitment to pay for fuel polishing services on a regular basis, it will keep your equipment performing at its best and could drastically improve your bottom line in the event of an emergency. By using our polishing services, you’ll keep your generators ready for action in the case of unforeseen situations that could otherwise cause downtime, lost company hours, and overall lower profits.

Contact Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical division today to take advantage of these benefits and more!

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