Reducing fuel filter problems

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Here at Compass Fuel Oils, we are leading red diesel providers. We work with businesses and industries across the UK, with reliable, high quality delivery options. So, for all your fuel needs, you can count on us. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about reducing your fuel filter problems.

Effective tips for reducing fuel filter problems

There are a number of thing you can do to prevent fuel filter problems and to reduce the problems associated with this issue. These include:

  1. Using the right fuel for the right time of year
  2. Protecting your fuel tank during the winter
  3. Not storing fuel for too long

1.Using the right fuel for the right time of year

Red diesel is available in two different types, summer and winter fuel. At this time of year you should be using the summer red diesel, as this is more cost effective and will be better suited to the warmer temperatures. However, using this fuel in the winter months can lead to a number of issues, especially with your fuel tank and the fuel filter itself. In the winter, summer grade red diesel is more likely to crystallize which blocks the filters and can cause significant damage. Using the wrong type of fuel at the wrong type of year can also result in condensation forming which again can block the filter.

2.Protecting your fuel tank during the winter

Another thing to consider is protecting your fuel tank during the winter weather, and preventing this from being subject to extreme temperatures changes. This can help prevent wax crystals from forming in cold weather. This can also be very beneficial from preventing water getting into the fuel tank and causing a significant problem or issue.

3.Not storing fuel for too long

Fuel should only be stored for up to 6 months ideally to prevent issues with your fuel quality and to keep your fuel filters in good condition. Fuel does deteriorate over time and because of the increased fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) blend component, this can cause issues and blockages for your fuel filter. As a result you should consider ordering the right amount of fuel that you need, and not storing this up for long periods. Here at Compass Fuels, our fuel management system can help you get a handle on your fuel consumption, and help to estimate how much you need to order and when.

Working with a team like us here at Compass Fuel Oils, you could have your red diesel reliably delivered whenever you need it. And we only send out the right type of fuel, at the right time, so you don’t need to worry about seasonal oil. We offer the best prices, and flexible delivery tailored to suit your needs. So why not get in touch today?