Is your organization at risk?

There has been an increase in corrosion, Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC), bacterial/algae contamination, and degradation resulting in genset failures and storage tank failures nationwide. Changes in the way diesel fuel is manufactured, changes in sustainability, increased demand, and consumption patterns have all affected the storability of ULSD.

This could put you at risk for:

  • Increased risk for loss of life/lawsuits and fines
  • Increased risk for loss of revenue due to loss of power and patient transfer
  • Increased risk for maintenance problems and part replacement
  • Increased risk for inspection failures from federal, state, and accreditation
  • Increased risk for loss of revenue due to catastrophic failure

Most manufacturers/distributors of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) indicate the maximum storage period is 12 months. Generator manufacturers also indicate maximum storage period is 12 months for ULSD and 3-6 months for Bio-Diesel. The degradation and contamination due to bacteria can be catastrophic on modern gensets utilizing High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) and any particulates in the fuel over 4 microns can actually void your warranty as it will blow the injectors out. The injectors are small, usually around 4 microns and operate at pressures between 24,000 and 33,000 PSI.

Adding to the problem is service contractors that do not specialize in fuel and fuel storage and do not conduct the tests necessary to keep your systems functioning. In the case of healthcare organizations, they are not usually familiar with CMMS requirements in the code of federal regulations and accreditation requirements by one of the top 3 organizations; TJC, DNV-GL (soon to be DNV), and HFAP.

Who We Are…

Fuel Services Group is a nationwide, client centric company that focuses on addressing the problems within your organization to give you the time to focus on your clients needs. We provide solutions to all issues involving fuel, fuel storage, training/certifications and distribute supplies.

We are experts in fuel management, UST management, AST management, compliance, testing and training.  We specialize in developing programs to maintain/stabilize your fuel, fuel systems, storage tanks and ensuring compliance.

We provide services across all industries nationwide to help you decrease risk and increase your return on investment.

This risk can be mitigated for, on average, $0.16 per treated gallon. That translates to an ROI of over 545% based on rotation of fuel per manufacturers’ recommendations.

Typical program failures include:

  • Failure to have annual fuel quality lab tests by an accredited lab with more than just visual clarity test.  Most generator manufacturers have recommendations of fuel quality testing that is greater than NFPA 110’s D-975.
  • Failure to have state approved A/B and C operators
  • Failure to have OSHA trained emergency response personnel
  • Failure to have appropriate PPE or spill kits
  • Failure to have emergency response plans
  • Failure to have required Federal/State EPA UST and AST inspections/tests
  • Failure to keep and maintain records.