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Bad Fuel is Bad News for your Backup Generator

Unlike your car engine, a generator is not something that gets used regularly; however, it still has an engine that needs both exercise and maintenance to ensure your generator will operate optimally in an emergency. A common culprit for malfunction is when the diesel fuel has gone bad, but what exactly is “bad fuel” and how does it affect a generator? What […]

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Video: The Importance of Fuel Polishing

Diesel fuel does not last forever. You may not realize it, but diesel fuel has a shelf life. Over time, when left unused, it can grow stale and even turn bad. Fuel goes bad in equipment such as emergency generators which utilize fuel, but only infrequently as needed.  It occurs when water molecules from tank condensation bond with the diesel fuel, providing food for microbial growth, but can also happen when sludge, […]

Power Source Options for Commercial Generators

Power Source Options for Commercial Generators Types of Gas for Generators Generators come in a number of power sources. One is diesel, there’s propane, natural gas and gasoline. The most popular generator on the market today is diesel. Reason being that in a natural disaster ( such as an earthquake ) the first thing that gets cut off to all facilities is […]

What is Fuel Polishing in a Generator Tank?

What is Fuel Polishing in a Generator Tank? What is a Fuel Polishing Service? Fuel polishing is the process of drawing the fuel from the tank through a filter system and back into the tank. During this, it constantly circulates that fuel through the filter to capture all the water and elements that have accumulated in the diesel fuel. For more information […]

The Difference Between Generator Replacement Fuel and Fuel Polishing

  Diesel Fuel Polishing vs. Diesel Fuel Replacement Fuel polishing is the preferred way to go. It saves a lot of money and you hate to dispose of the older diesel fuel. There is a lot of cost in the disposal of hazmat fuel. Replacing it is only at the extreme necessity if the fuel polishing is not enough to clean that […]

Cleaning a Generator’s Diesel Fuel Tank

Cleaning a Generator’s Diesel Fuel Tank How Do You Clean a Diesel Fuel Tank When you clean your diesel tank you want to have it full of fuel (so you’re cleaning the entire tank). When you clean it there is a device that goes down like a snake into the tank. It vibrates and goes all the way around the tank banging […]