Use of Diesel Fuel Additives
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upon a time diesel engines were relatively simple pieces of big heavy, hard to
break iron. You could put almost anything from kerosene to heating oil in them
and they would run, maybe not well, but they would run.
Diesel fuel was considered a residual fuel, something left over from making the
good stuff (gasoline). It was not supposed to be a good fuel; it was supposed to
be a cheap fuel.
if this fairy tale was ever true (it actually was not), those days are long,
long gone. Diesel engines today are as sophisticated as those of the worlds
fastest Formula One race cars. These engines can have fuel system pressures of
up to 35,000 psi and injector machining tolerances of 2 microns or less. Fuel
filters that used filter down to 30 or 10 microns, now regularly filter down to
7, 5, and even 2 microns.
new Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) that is now on the market is derived using
various Catalytic Cracking refining processes that affect the quality of the
fuel on many levels. The ?new? ULSD has less oxidative stability, holds more
suspended water, forms gums, varnishes, and carbon deposits more quickly, has
less lubricity, gels at higher temperatures, is less thermally stable, is more
corrosive, and in general is much more problematic.
short the quality of the fuel has not kept up with the sophistication of the
result you can no longer expect untreated fuel to meet the needs of your
no longer good enough to treat your fuel just when it is cold outside. The needs
for additional lubricity, higher Cetane, water dispersion, higher levels of
oxidative and thermal stability, fuel injector cleaning, corrosion inhibition,
fuel atomization require continuous year-round treating to protect your
equipment and to maximize performance.
Products such as Enertech Labs Complete Fuel Treatment when used as directed in
every tank of fuel helps to ensure that your fuel meets or exceeds the OEM
William Richards 06/20/2007
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