Contaminated Fuel Servicing

In January 2021 RSM were contacted by one of the largest providers of temporary and critical back-up hire generators in the UK. The issue, the client was concerned about the increasing amount of application downtime caused (across the country) by blocked filters and subsequent application failure. Having sample tested serval of their bulk fuel storage tanks, and at various UK sites, it was immediately clear that there was a widespread issue with circulated contaminated fuel oil. Test results from our partner, Finning (UK) Limited, laboratory confirmed high water, high particulate and diesel bug as the issues.

The circulation of supporting smaller tanks, fed from bulk storage tanks, meant that we had to move swiftly to propose a compliant, commercially viable and operationally effective strategy. Having held a pre-start meeting detailing our proposed set of works; we were swiftly instructed by the client to deliver the same set and range of services, repeatedly to various sites. In this order, the solution of services included :

  • Temporary tank installation and hire.
  • Fuel uplift and transfer.
  • Man-entry tank cleaning of contaminated fuel tank(s).
  • Fuel polishing and transfer.
  • Additive dosing.
  • Removal of temporary hire tank and re-commission of existing facility.