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Features & Advantages

         Kills harmful bacteria, fungi, yeast and mould in fuel     Prevents blocked fuel lines, filters and clogged
          fast                                                     injectors - helps prevent fuel system failures.

         Effective in any hydrocarbon or bio fuel product        Prevents excessive sludge accumulation.
         Dual-phase biocide effective in fuel and water phase     Prevents attack to metal components and fuel tank
          as recommended by major engine manufacturers             corrosion from organic acids created by microbial
         Non-toxic, non-flammable, non-corrosive and fully
          combustible.                                            Reduces expensive maintenance of bunker fuel and
                                                                   improves fuel economy.
         Compatible with all engine materials.
                                                                  Maintenance dose rate 100ppm.

         The Problem

       All fuel tanks, including bulk fuel storage tanks that are   The stored fuel also absorbs moisture from the
       used for storing Diesel, Gas Oil and Ultra Low                     atmosphere, this water leads to microbial contamination
       Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) will contain some water.           and microbial fuel bug problem.

       After production by the oil refinery, as the newly refined   Fuel tanks can accumulate as much as 0.1% water
       fuel cools, water solubility decreases. Consequently     (based on the type and volume of fuel) as a result of
       dissolved water begins to condense as fuel is cooling in   condensation during long-term storage.
       refinery storage tanks. The cooling process continues    In hot countries and during long term storage this can
       during transport.
                                                                especially be the case.
       As waters specific gravity is greater than that of fuels,
       as dissolved water condenses it tends to drop out of the
       fuel product, accumulating in tank bottoms and in
       pipeline low-points.

       Fuel can be stored for a long time before sale and this
       fuel will contain a certain amount of water.

       Biological Diesel (FAME) especially has a tendency to
       hold more water compared to conventional diesel fuel.

       Water provides the ideal environment for microbial
       growth and contamination issues which have a serious
       impact on fuel quality and consistency.

                                                                In bunkering services during long term storage the
                                                                quality of fuel can be severely affected due to the
                                                                growth of harmful microbes, moulds, fungi and bacteria.
                                                                This microbial attack leads to fuel degradation,
                                                                reducing fuel lubricity as fuel additives are broken down
                                                                by the harmful microbes.

                                                                Spring and summer are the smartest times to examine
                                                                your fuel system as the hot days and cold nights cause
                                                                a lot of condensation in the fuel tanks.
                                                                Contaminated fuel can result in loss of power from
                                                                partially blocked fuel lines or plugged fuel filters, smoke
                                                                emissions and even breakdowns from complete
       Thus the bulk suppliers and operators both face                 blockage of the fuel line.
       technical challenges, since all fuels especially low
       sulfur can exhibit specific issues which cause problems
       in operation.

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