MICROBES CAUSE SEVERE CORROSION IN ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel users need to be aware of a microbial problem that causes severe damage to fuel systems. Since the introduction of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel, there have been thousands of reports of severe Microbiologically Influenced (or Induced) Corrosion, MIC. 60% of bulk fuel tanks in the Southeast are showing signs of microbial growths.
As fuel is being pumped out of fuel tank air is being sucked into the tank. The air contains bacteria, both aerobic (needing oxygen) and anaerobic (needing no oxygen). Once inside the diesel fuel tank these microbes begin to reproduce. The really big problem is that the microbe excrement is very acidic and corrosive.
See the pictures below of corrosion to bulk tanks and vehicle fuel systems. The corrosive damage does not stop within the bulk fuel tank. Once this acid and also the living microbes travel through the fuel filter into the vehicle tank they have an excellent environment to reproduce. The result is more microbes. This acid can severely damage the vehicle primary and secondary fuel filter housing as well as the fuel injection pumps.
We at Sampson-Bladen Oil Company are trained to take bottom samples and cultures from fuel tanks for testing. We are willing to conduct these tests at no cost to you. Hopefully you won’t discover a problem, but if you do we have a solution. We leave the culture with you along with a chart so you can determine if there is a problem.
In addition to killing microbes and fungi we can reduce your fuel costs and reduce DPF regenerations. For additional information you can contact us, and for product information you can click on the Primrose Oil Company link. Please click the following link https://www.primrose.com/content/view/18/31/ and then scroll down to MP8 Microbicide. While on the Primrose Oil site be sure to check out all the Primrose products available.
Sampson-Bladen Oil Company is the Primrose Oil Company Master Distributor in the North & South Carolina.
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Secondary Fuel Filter Housing
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Under the Internal Transfer Pump Cover