Diesel additive

Diesel additive

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:37 pm

Can anyone tell me what the best additive for diesel long term storage to protect from algae.

Is an additive even worth it? Let opinions be heard..

thanks

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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:48 pm

$9000.00 is a good deal??? That MUST be a typo! :shock:
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:05 pm

Carbon12 wrote:$9000.00 is a good deal??? That MUST be a typo! :shock:



I sure hope so.... :lol:
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:56 pm

They Sold four...
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: scalabro On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:00 pm

grumpy wrote:Can anyone tell me what the best additive for diesel long term storage to protect from algae.

Is an additive even worth it? Let opinions be heard..

thanks

ETA.. I found a great deal on a gas caddy, check it out... :D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-Gallon-Gas-C ... b4&vxp=mtr


Biobor.

It's used where I work to kill and prevent biological growth in aircraft fuel tanks.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:54 pm

Thanks Gekko, this is the stuff, very impressive credentials... :!:
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:35 pm

Without the additive, you might have some filter issues. Algae is not a friend of diesel, in any type of storage. I also have seen fuel from 30 year old tanks used, however newer equipment will not tolerate it well. Hopefully you can kill it and filter it. Whatever blend they are using is not like 30 years ago. One wonders about the chemical nature of the ground shale oil.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:57 pm

I ordered some, it's not cheap. But if it's good enough for the Navy it must be plenty good.. I'll get some in the Kubota as soon as it arrives. Not having any problems, just PM here..

The 16 ounce's I bought will treat about 1200 gallons so not really expensive.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:14 pm

Your lucky to get 6months out of today's diesel untreated.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:09 am

Algae and microbes are usually more of a problem with outside tanks, due to the increased amount of moisture in the tank. Corrosion is another concern. Believe it or not, today's fuels can actually allow the tank to rust on the inside. The more moisture there is in the fuel, the worse it is. This summer my brother ended up with 3 bulldozers and an excavator shutdown due to contaminated fuel. The farmer's tank had moisture in the bottom, and there was a bunch of rust/sludge in the fuel that plugged the filters on the equipment.

Keep the tank inside if possible, use a filter on the outlet hose, and use a multi-purpose fuel treatment as well.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:01 am

One other thing I read somewhere recently is it is more of a possibility for an explosion from static sparks. They now recommend a ground strap when transferring fuel. They keep making thing better don't they.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:05 pm

Thanks for the input guys, so I'm thinking it would be better to store winter diesel rather than summer diesel, I think I read summer diesel is thicker and could gel in winter?
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: Berlin On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:19 pm

storage ability of todays diesel is fine. if industry can store it for decades so can you. Don't lose sleep over it.

Add a biocide, always make sure the tank is pitched and tapped at the bottom, and add a general fuel treatment. I like the products from powerservice. Store regular (summer) diesel #2 add biocide and general fuel treatment and you'll be fine.
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Re: Diesel additive

PostBy: creek44 On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:36 pm

I use these products from Power Research Inc. for diesel and gasoline storage. They are very informative to talk to regarding your particular needs.

http://www.priproducts.com/fuel_storage_consumer.cfm
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