Fuel contamination is a growing issue for fuel retailers that can impact on sales, maintenance budgets and brand reputation.
Newer fuel formulas like biodiesel and ethanol are more susceptible to contamination as they can hold more moisture since they have a higher water retaining capacity. This then causes problems such as water accumulation and microbial bugs in fuel tanks and transport equipment. Modern vehicles also require fuels that meet high quality standards which can otherwise be damaged by inferior products.
Taking a ‘head in the sand’ approach’ regarding fuel quality maintenance can lead to:
Vehicle engine failure, insurance claims and costly repairs
Your brand splashed across the media
Lost customers to the service station down the road (in fact, you could be losing 20% of your customers*)
Higher maintenance spend on blocked filters, pumps and dispensers
Slow flow and pre-set pumps running over
Accelerated corrosion in your storage tanks
Reduced value of your site asset when it’s time to sell
Non-compliance with national fuel quality standards
What causes fuel quality issues?
Ageing and poorly maintained fuel systems, especially steel tanks
Storage tank integrity issues causing water ingress and foreign material into the tank system from loose caps and fittings