Like most fuels, your red diesel is vulnerable to deterioration, particularly if it is left standing over long periods. There are a few simple, cost effective ways to prolong its life and enhance performance.
Standard Red Diesel has a life span of up to 6 months. If your business is continuously using the red diesel and it remains free from water and bugs you may not experience any problems. However, if your Red Diesel stands for a long time, we would suggest adding an additive to the diesel.
This will help;
- prevent risk of bacteria blocking the filters
- increase engine pulling power
- increase the cetane level to EN590
- reduce tank corrosion
- inhibit the build-up of sludge & slime
Red Diesel bought prior to the 1st of November will not contain the winter additive. Therefore we recommend adding some Anti Wax which will boost the fuel’s resistance to waxing, helping it to operate at lower temperatures and reduce the potential for filter plugging.
|Removes engine deposits|
|Controls engine deposits|
|Increase the cetane number|
|Maintains fuel / water separation|
|Improves fuel lubricity|
|Kills microbial infestation|
|Prevents microbial infestation|
|Increases the fuel shelf life|
|Lowers the handling temperature
Additives available from White Rose Fuels:
Gas oil extra – Mainly used on engines calibrated to EN590 DERV to increase pulling power, easier starting and to reduce friction and wear.
Anti Wax – Boosts the fuels resistance to waxing allowing it to operate at colder temperatures
Anti Bug Kills – Kills bugs within 24 hrs – 1 litre treats 5,000 litres
Fuel Store Plus – Reduces the potential advancement of microbial growth during long spells of storage
Anti Bug Protects – Prevents the growth of bugs for up to 6 months
If you are experiencing problems with your Red Diesel then please call Nicky on 01757 270 447 for further advice.
If you require some assistance with the cleaning of a contaminated tank we can put you in touch with professionals who will be able to resolve the problem.