Moisture Related Fuel Issues

As we head into the Spring season, extra attention should be given to potential moisture-related issues that might arise as a result of the unusual winter that we had this year.  So far, many regions throughout the US have experienced huge temperature swings in 2020 that could contribute to an increase in moisture-related issues.  Tank maintenance programs that use a combination of fuel cleaning, tank maintenance, and biocide products are instrumental in solving moisture-related issues that have occurred and preventing recurrence of future issues.

There are several reasons why the fluctuating temperatures that many regions experienced this winter can lead to a higher occurrence of moisture-related issues. When temperatures change, warm air loses its ability to hold as much water vapor resulting in condensation, and this causes water to accumulate. Freezing and thawing temperatures also lead to water in storage tanks because water can seep into cracks and crevices and then expand as it freezes, leading to openings that can let water in. As customers get moving this Spring, they should pay extra attention to moisture levels in tanks, and when care is needed, additional levels of moisture control will help to suspend and remove moisture.

Because of the weather patterns that we experienced so far in 2020, it is a good idea to have a plan in place to deal with potential moisture-related issues and prevent future occurrences. ET Products has several options to help solve these issues and ensure customer satisfaction. Please contact your sales representative to find out more about how we can help you this Spring.