Higher Temperatures and the Impact of Microbial Growth on Fuel Quality


With climate change and the use of greenhouse gases becoming an ever present concern throughout society, one aspect that is often overlooked is how higher temperatures impact fuel engines and fuel quality.

Microbial organisms thrive on fuel using it as their main food supply, and as microbial growth is easily transported through air, fuel tanks and fuel storage systems offer the perfect environment for the bacteria to grow. 

Microorganisms typically flourish at the bottom of fuel tanks and with the combination of high summer temperatures, availability of water and a source of energy (diesel or petrol) fuel contamination can easily set in. 

Once contaminated, engine tank filters start to clog with a thick tar like substance which if left untreated, can quickly result in engine failure. This impacts fuel engines across Rail, Offshore and Marine industries.  

Fuelcare developed FuelClear™ MB15 Fuel Biocide, a high-performance antimicrobial agent developed specially to combat the problems of microbial contamination.

FuelClear™ MB15 Fuel Biocide can be used at both high and low dosage across the marine, rail and offshore industries. 

Application FuelClear™ MB15 will kill off microbial contamination and assist with the breakdown of other bacteria that are common in fuel engines.

The added benefit of FuelClear™ MB15 fuel biocide is that it can be used in engines where both fuel and water are present, with the active ingredients functioning as normal. 

For more information on FuelClear™ MB15 Fuel Biocide or to contact Fuelcare directly for commercial enquires, click here.