Fuel polishing

What is fuel polishing?

Fuel polishing is a non-intrusive, non-disruptive and environmentally sound way of ensuring your stored fuel is up to scratch and cleaned to ISO 4406 EN590 standards.

Why does fuel need polishing?

Contamination in fuel tanks, typically found in the bottom 10% of fuel storage tanks, is made up of particulate, free-standing water and sludge. Fuel polishing is a mechanical cleaning process that is used to remove this contamination and the associated harmful chemicals or bacteria in stored fuel. The process of polishing brings stored fuel back into use in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

How do we polish fuel?

Fuel is taken from inside the tank, passed through specialist equipment and then filtered back through resulting in clean fuel for you. Fuel is polished in situ, on-site.

Does fuel polishing disrupt the business?

No, quite the opposite. Fuel polishing ensures business continuity both in terms of real-time continuity whilst the fuel polishing is carried out, and also in preventing loss of potential business downtime brought about by contaminated fuel. Contaminated fuel that isn’t polished directly impacts the efficiency of the fuel and ultimately needs replacing if it isn’t maintained through polishing. It’s therefore both time and cost-efficient, so providing excellent value for money. Fuel polishing is a vital process to maintain the integrity and efficiency of stored fuel.

When does fuel need polishing?

Fuel should be polished at least once a year as part of ongoing preventative maintenance measures to manage your stored fuel, but this does depend on the unique circumstances of each client. We at RSM are happy to advise on the frequency needed.

Whatever sector you are in and wherever you are in the UK, if you use or store large quantities of liquid fuel and want to know more about how RSM can help you manage the risks associated with doing so through fuel polishing, then get in touch with our experienced team today.