|Most domestic and industrial fuel storage tanks are situated outdoors and are subject to a whole variety of temperature changes and conditions. The air space above the fuel in storage tanks contains water vapour. The walls of the tanks are cool and water vapour condenses on these surfaces. This water subsequently sinks to the bottom and accumulates. The water contains dissolved oxygen which is all that is needed for rusting to take place. |
Everyone knows that oil and water will not mix. Water can lay on the bottom of your tank for years before any resulting damage is noticed. Once the water level reaches the fuel 'take-off' point it will travel through the boiler supply line and cause misfiring, inefficient combustion with subsequent sooting up of the combustion chamber ,or even total extinguishing of the boiler.
More importantly, rust is the most destructive of the silent enemies. Water lying in the bottom of the tank undetected and treated will eventually cause rusting and possible leaks in the tank.
The oxygen in the water and the fuel itself form the ideal environment for the 'bug' (Clasdisporium resinea). These bugs enter the tank via the vent pipe or cover plate as spores in the air. They are present to some degree in all fuel oil and cause corrosion from acidic by-products. The 'bug' forms on the interface between the oil and the water at the bottom of the tank. It looks like a grey/black sludge and relies on the hydrocarbons in the fuel as a food source and on the oxygen in the water for respiratory needs. Every twenty minutes each bacterium splits to produce two and, as they go through their life cycle at the fuel/water interface, they die and the dead bodies form a 'slime' which ultimately floats upwards into the fuel and finds its way into the fuel lines, quickly blocking filters and narrowing fuel lines. A portion of the sludge adheres to the inner wall of the tank and lines, producing corrosive hydrogen sulphide that causes metal defects and pitting of fuel related components in your boiler.
Every effort is made by your oil supplier to deliver your oil in tip-top condition. What he cannot be responsible for is the condensation in your tank or if you are unfortunate enough to pick up the 'bug'.
FUEL SET, a complete fuel conditioner, will prevent or solve the problems associated with your oil tank and provide you with comprehensive protection and peace of mind. FUEL SET literally absorbs every trace of water in fuel lines and tanks to achieve 100% fuel efficiency and peak boiler performance. Simply by eliminating water, FUEL SET eliminates the problems associated with contamination. Without water no fungus and microbes can grow. No 'bug' can survive. No wax, gum or varnish can form to choke lines and injectors. A clean system translates into maximum savings in fuel, servicing and maintenance, with minimum downtime.
FUEL SET contains no hydrocarbons, nothing corrosive or flammable. It burns completely and harmlessly. It is highly concentrated and economical: 1 litre of FUEL SET treats 4,000 litres of fuel oil.