The fuel has to live up to the ASTM standards, or the fuel must be pumped out and replaced. During a power outage, an entire hospital could be without power as a result, expanding one problem into many bigger ones with dire results.
You might not be required by law to have a fuel test, but fuel testing is still a crucial part to making sure your generator is ready for a power outage.
Why is dirty fuel a problem? Dirty fuel can clog up a generator’s filters or injection pump and shut the whole machine down. Sometimes trash in the fuel can actually ruin parts of your generator – parts that are very expensive to repair or replace.
How can fuel get dirty? Depending on the environment, stored diesel fuel could have problems everything from trash to condensation or even algae growing inside the tank.
Isn’t the fuel company responsible? A fuel company must deliver clean fuel to you, but once it’s delivered, it’s up to you to make sure your fuel is uncompromised.
What happens if my fuel fails? When fuel fails an ASTM evaluation, disposal is very costly. Often, it can often be reconditioned or treated to be stabilized. We work closely with Patriot Clean Fuel to find out the best solution for your generator.
Is a fuel test part of a maintenance contract with you? Yes! If you have a maintenance contract, a fuel test is included, along with our other crucial tests to make sure your generator is kept in tip top condition.
Probably the strongest selling point for regularly scheduled fuel tests would be your peace of mind – it’s great knowing that your generator can handle the load whenever the power goes out. If it’s time to set up an ASTM evaluation for your generator, give us a call. We’ll make sure your generator fuel is clean and ready to keep you powered – for life!