Fuel Must Be Clear & Bright – Fuel Sampling on Site

Clear & Bright is a term that describes the visual quality of Diesel fuel. Good quality diesel fuel will look like apple juice.  Over the years I have sampled many Generator fuel tanks. Probably over 200 samples done and I have found contamination – particulate, water and bacteria – in all of those tanks. I […]

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Have a Safe Boating Experience with Spare Filters on board.

Summer is coming! The boating season has started and the month of June, July, August are typically when our American neighbors show up The radio starts chirping as they travel in groups and plug up the airwaves on their way to the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and the Broughton Archipelago. Boaters are checking their safety […]

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Generators and Condos

For years I have been trying to sample fuel in the Condos in Vancouver. Strata councils don’t seem to know the importance of their emergency systems, Property Managers don’t know the fuel needs to be sampled as per the Fire Codes, Fire Codes pertaining to the fuel tanks attached to the Generators are ignored and fuel […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

We offer a free fuel sampling to customers with larger tanks like property management companies, fuel stations, Works Yards etc. Many take advantage of the free service to see what condition their fuel tank is in. A surprising number do not. I always wonder why? What exactly are you afraid of? Logically you would want […]

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An Excerpt from the book “Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair by Nigel Calder

“A fuel injection pump is an incredibly precise piece of equipment. The plungers in a jerk pump are machined to within 0.00004” of the cylinder bores into which they fit. Unlike the pistons in the engine, no rings seal these plungers and while the pressures in the engine cylinders may reach 1000 psi, pressures in […]

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