The quality of crude-oil stock and products derived from it is declining as lower cetane numbers, heavier fuels, poorer stability and poorer cold-weather characteristics become more prevalent. The problem is made worse by the degradation of fuels by outside contaminants that enter and reside in fuel storage tanks and handling systems. Contaminant removal is costly, so the best approach is to prevent their entrance to the greatest degree possible. This article reviews the sources of pollution and shows how to combat fuel degradation through proper tank design, fuel sampling programs, and biocide additions to prevent microbiological growth.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Bretz, E A
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Power
    • Volume: 133
    • Issue Number: No.6
    • ISSN: 0032-5929

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM