British Standards Insitute:-
BS 5410-3:2016 – TESTING OF FUEL WITHIN STANDBY GENERATORS!!
Section 18.1- – Fuel Filtration
Note 1 – since the introduction of BioFuel (FAME) into fuel tanks the quality and life expectancy of fuels has been adversely affected as FAME is hydroscopic so any water in the fuel goes into suspension. This water can lead to injector pump damage and facilitate the growth of bacteria which blocks conventional filters.
Note 2 – Removing as much water as possible preserves the quality of the fuel.
There should be a fuel polishing system to help maintain the fuel quality. If there is not polishing system the fuel should be tested every three months. Fuels for emergency generators should be tested every six months for quality and suitability.
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