FAQs

Fuel Stabilizer
Fuel Stabilizers retard the natural hydrocarbon degradation of diesel fuels during long-term storage.
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Fuel System
The fuel system is anything that that the fuel contacts. It would include the fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel filter and fuel pump. It would also include any fuel modifiers such as the fuel injectors.
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Injectors
Fuel injectors are the part of the fuel pump that is used to force fuel under high pressure into the combustion chamber.
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Knocking
Engine Knocking is the result of fuel accumulation in the combustion chamber and a long delay in ignition.
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Lubricity
Lubricity is the fuels ability to reduce friction in moving parts in fuel pumps and injectors.
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OEM
OEM refers to Original Equipment Manufactures.
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Pour Point
The Pour Point is the temperature of the fuel when it jells or becomes a solid and no longer flows.
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Premium Diesel Fuel
Premium Diesel Fuel is regular diesel fuel that has additional additives that improve the performance of the fuel. While different gasolines can be compared by octane ratings there are no standards to compare Premium Diesel Fuels from different...
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PTB
PTB references the portion of a treat rate of Parts per Thousand Barrels.
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Refinery
A refinery is a processing plant that takes crude oil and processes or refines it into the useful products of alcohol, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene and others.
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Sludge
Sludge is a buildup of unburned fuel that will clog fuel pumps and fuel injectors.
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Stabilizers
Stabilizers reduce the natural hydrocarbon degradation of fuel oils during long-term storage.  Photographic evidence of the degradation of diesel fuel due to becoming destabilized over time.   Unstable fuel will typically be difficult...
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Sulfer
Sulfur is a naturally occurring contaminate in diesel fuel that increases corrosion and emissions.
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Viscosity
Viscosity is a measure of diesel fuel thickness. A high viscosity fuel is hard to burn and causes poor injector spray. Low viscosity can cause injector leak and wear.
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Wax Dispersing Filterability Test (WDFT)
The Wax Dispersing Filterability Test (WDFT) was developed by Research Loboratories, Inc. to monitor the suspension of wax crystals below the diesel fuels original cloud point.  Base (untreated) fuel sample with complete wax fallout into the...
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