Contamination Management

Part One of Two: An Operator’s Response Guide to Fuel Contamination

Part One of Two: An Operator’s Response Guide to Fuel Contamination

I See Signs of Unacceptable Levels of Contamination in My Site’s Fuel. What Should I Do Immediately? All fuel underground storage tanks contain some water. Unfortunately, this water is susceptible to microbiological contamination. It is also the contributing factor to causing phase separation in ethanol-blended fuels. Under routine operations, the majority of contaminated water remains…
Four Things to Know about Microns that Can Change Your Fuel Filtration Game

Four Things to Know about Microns that Can Change Your Fuel Filtration Game

When considering the range of equipment and components engineered to deliver quality fuel to a consumer, the fuel dispenser filter could easily be considered one of the most valuable players on the forecourt. That’s because they represent the last line of defense for preventing the distribution of contamination into a vehicle. But with the vast…
Five Reasons Why a 5-Micron Filter Should Be Inside Your Fuel Dispenser

Five Reasons Why a 5-Micron Filter Should Be Inside Your Fuel Dispenser

A 2018 industry survey of convenience store customers shows that a station’s reputation is playing a bigger role in a consumer’s decision to fuel at that station. However, delivering clean fuel to customers has become increasingly challenging, largely due to the influx of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). There is one tool out there – the…
An Operator’s Response Guide to Fuel Contamination – Part Two of Two

An Operator’s Response Guide to Fuel Contamination – Part Two of Two

What Proactive Steps Can My Fuel Site Take to Minimize the Impact of Contamination in the Future? Once the distribution of contaminated fuel has been halted (See “Part One: I See Signs of Unacceptable Levels of Contamination in My Fuel. What Should I Do Immediately?”), operators should consider remediation strategies that will promote a long-term…