Energy Insider Summer Edition 2022 | Page 6



All diesel fuel contains some level of water and particulate contamination from the manufacturing process and the typical nature of the fuel . In addition , these water and particulate levels can increase while in storage due to condensation and the air space changing in the storage tank . When we couple this potential for contamination to naturally be present with the sophistication of today ’ s High-Pressure Common Rail ( HPCR ) engines , we see that it has become increasingly more important that you are using a quality fuel supplier and have a plan for a Fuel Quality Management ( FQM ) program .
A FQM plan is essential for monitoring and removing any of the water or particulate contaminants to keep the fuel as clean and clear as possible while also protecting from thermal and oxidative breakdown . Regular checks for and removing any found water are the backbone for this , along with using the correct filtration to keep the fuel free of particles that are invisible to the naked eye but cause operational issues within the engine . The fuel can also play a part in FQM as well . Dieselex Gold is a diesel fuel designed to help control moisture and provide additional stability of the fuel , reducing the chance of oxidative and thermal breakdown .
The next step is making sure that the engine is running like new and maximizing its performance . Typical # 2 ULSD will develop internal deposits within the engine that rob the engine of efficiencies and power . Dieselex Gold helps by keeping deposits from developing and cleaning up any deposits that might have previously formed in the engine . The corrosion protection and added lubricity aid keep all moving parts in the pump and injectors working properly . The added cetane found in Dieselex Gold delivers a 47 typical cetane number , which is the level that engine manufacturers recommend for getting the combustion timing correct to deliver the most efficient and complete combustion of the fuel in the combustion chamber .