Fuel Tank Cleaning Vancouver
We are a Fuel Tank cleaning and Fuel Polishing company with professional and comprehensive experience is cleaning fuel tank tanks. We can help you by sampling your fuel, offering competitive quotes and answering any questions you may have about fuel storage and contaminated fuel.
Fuel is the life force of any piece of modern machinery from Heavy equipment , Your boat, Stand by Generators in buildings even to your mini car.
We at Fuel Tank Cleaning Vancouver feel it is a resource that is fast becoming scarce. We need to conserve this resource along with our other limited resource which is money. By recovering contaminated fuel and making sure that your tanks are clean we can help you prevent further contamination. We ensure that the product stored within is up to spec at all times.
It is not good environmental practice to throw away contaminated fuel these days. It's bad for the environment. Burning fuel off in order to make room for new fuel is common practice in corporations that do not want to pay waste charges for disposing of the fuel properly or cleaning it up.
What causes contamination in fuel?
Water is always the main culprit in fuel contamination. Every living thing needs water. Bugs in fuel enter the tank via the vents and if they find water they set up. Living out their life cycle they die and that is what creates the black sludge that we often see in the bottom of fuel tanks. Prevention of fuel contamination equals having the trace water removed every year.
Bad fuel with particulate and sludge plugging your filters creates system failure in mechanical equipment, expensive downtime and generally slows up production. In some cases it can even endanger lives. In the case of airplanes or generators bad fuel is a safety issue. In a building over seven stories there is an air system that keeps the pressure on the inside of the building the same pressure as is found on the outside of the building. These systems run on generated emergency power in the case of a brown out or black out. If the generator quits the building will start to overheat and the pressure starts to build. This creates a situation where you or I could not open the doors to escape the building. That is how important the generator is in a strata building with emergency fuel storage and a generator. It is a safety issue.
The owners of Fuel Tank Cleaning Vancouver – this site, started cleaning fuel tanks in 1973. The owner was a service mechanic at the time and every time he changed a fuel filter he would be reminded how dirty the tank on site was that was storing the fuel. After searching for someone to clean the tank he decided to take matters into his own hands and that was the beginning of his developing fuel polishing and tank cleaning equipment and using it on many thousands of tanks over the years.
He has developed many new methods of cleaning tanks including the use of nozzles that he has developed to get to those hard to reach places inside the tanks. Before he developed his nozzles the only nozzles available in the marketplace were those that introduced water into the tanks to clean them.
In order to clean a fuel tank one needs to remove the water and sludge off the bottom and then power wash the tank interior, suspend the particulate in the fuel and then filter the fuel.
The above described method will remove sand, grit, bacterial sludge, water, fungus and algae from Diesel fuel, Gasoline, Glycol and most other petroleum based liquids and oils.
We clean diesel generators, gasoline generators, boats, remote storage tanks, service station tanks, works yard tanks – anywhere there is fuel storage.
We are completely mobile and can go anywhere. We can clean your fuel tanks and not interrupt your production in most cases including Generators in buildings. You are never off line.
Marine fuel stations
Service Stations – marine and land based
Stand by generators
High Rise buildings
Heavy Equipment on site
Logging Industry Remote Fuel Tanks
In addition to tank cleaning and fuel polishing services we can also recover by filtration the following: Glycol, Hydraulic oil, and other light oils. Hydraulic oil can become contaminated with bacteria, water and algae as well as metallic shaving from degrading equipment pumps etc. Instead of throwing out your exotic oils you can contact us and lets talk about recovering those special oils.
Some examples of these oils are turbine oils, circulating oils, gear oils, quench oils, some metal working fluids, transformer oils, and synthetics like glycol.
Fuel tank rentals
Oily Water Separator Servicing
Cetane and Octane testing of fuel
Small Tank Repairs – missing caps etc.
Fuel Tank Cleaning Vancouver
Diesel, Gasoline, Glycol