STP1005

    Method of Managing Long-Term Diesel Fuel Integrity

    Published: Jan 1988


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    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


    Author Information:

    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


    Paper ID: STP10047S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.E0

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10047S


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