Land/Marine Diesel

Conidia is expanding rapidly into the land and marine diesel sectors, with the FUELSTAT® resinae Plus fuel system test. The onsite fuel test can be actioned wherever fuel is manufactured, stored, distributed or used and is capable of detecting all known organisms which grow in fuel and in fuel systems.

FUELSTAT® resinae Plus test

 

Diesel and the ‘Diesel Bug’

Diesel bug microbes thrive wherever there is food and water. Fuel storage, dispensing and some vehicle fuel systems are therefore dream homes for diesel bug bacteria, yeasts and moulds. The trend towards greener fuels is creating pressure to further reduce sulphur and increase biofuel content. Sulphur kills bugs and biofuels attract additional water, so changing fuel specifications are set to make diesel fuel an increasingly diesel bug friendly environment. Diesel bugs which grow unchecked can block fuel filters, and cause injection problems. They are so corrosive that over time, they can damage the structural integrity of the tank and injectors.

Effects of the diesel bug
  • Blocked Filters
  • Exhaust Emissions
  • Expensive Repairs
  • Engine Failure
  • Corrosion Damage
  • Increased Fuel Consumption