STP1005: Method of Managing Long-Term Diesel Fuel Integrity

    Melton, PM
    President, vice-president, and contributing chemist and data analyst, Diesel Fuel Maintenance Service, Inc., San Angelo, TX

    McGaughey, LS
    President, vice-president, and contributing chemist and data analyst, Diesel Fuel Maintenance Service, Inc., San Angelo, TX

    Goldwire, AM
    President, vice-president, and contributing chemist and data analyst, Diesel Fuel Maintenance Service, Inc., San Angelo, TX

    Pages: 20    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    Deteriorating fuel quality, disposal problems, the effects of storage facilities' installation, and fuel cost have created a need for intelligent stored diesel fuel management. Alternative methods of cleaning or treating, or both, contaminated diesel fuels stored under “real world” conditions were tested, and results analyzed to determine methods of managing stored fuel integrity. The methods tested include: (1) mechanical centrifugation/filtration, (2) filtration/chemical treatment, (3) chemical treatment without filtration, and (4) the combination of (1) and (3). Each method is discussed in detail in addition to concluding remarks addressing the most viable method supported by the test results.

    Keywords:

    diesel fuels, long-term storage, centrifugation/filtration, purify, filtration/chemical treatment, chemical treatment, fuel management, emulsion


    Paper ID: STP10047S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.E0

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10047S


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