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CHANGE YOUR MAINTENANCE PERSPECTIVE
 

What happens if your facility goes complete blackout for 1 hour? If the answer scares you by means of commercial losses and vital risks; we can then say you are running an intolerant operation. If we change the question into minutes or seconds; and we all know that actually, this downtime should never ever happen, we can then say you are running a Mission Critical Operation.

The configuration and the redundancy of the Emergency Power Systems are vital for establishing full assurance against energy outages for facilities operating with Critical Operation Code. It is additionally crucial that facilities should practice a very well programmed regular and preventive maintenance. That should include full load tests, disaster scenarios to ensure sustainability and uptime of operation. At this point, continuous maintenance of the stored fuel; for generators and dynamic UPSs, which is an active infrastructure element as Emergency Power Systems, is at the forefront. Diesel has a shelf life, and it breaks physically, biologically and chemically.

WHAT HAS CHANGED | Ultra Low Sulphur

First, the refinery's manufacturing specs changed due to environmental concerns related to diesel fuel. In other words, the amount of Sulfur in the fuel was gradually reduced by the precise parameters of EN590. The new diesel with ultra-low sulfur has lost one of an essential lubricant while it is now more environment-friendly.

WHAT HAS CHANGED I Bio-Diesel Blending

Biodiesel Blending, a long-standing agenda in the European Union and the United States; As of 1 January 2018, it will become mandatory in our country. All distributors are required to biodiesel blend by at least 0.5% by this date. This rate can be maximum 5%, and 2% is supported with tax exemption. While calorific value produced from vegetable or waste oils is a significant benefit for the country's economy as a high contribution, biodiesel requires special care regarding the stability of the fuel in medium and long-term storage.

WHAT HAS CHANGED I New Generation Engines

Engines and injection systems changed. Market demands and state regulations pushed manufacturers for more economical consumption, better combustion, and higher power. We, therefore, have now TIER IV and TIER V engines with much more precise injection systems than we had ten years ago, with fuel lines operating at higher pressures and temperatures. It is clear that the traditional preventive maintenance practices will be inadequate in the infrastructure with these engines.

WHAT HAS CHANGED I Today's Business Dynamics

The needs of today's business world have changed. Now, continuity is more important than it was before. And now a downtime is much more expensive than it has ever been before. For this reason, designers and facility managers are extra-careful for sizing of emergency power supply systems, redundancy planning, regular tests and maintenance practices.

REALITY OF DIESEL | What is Diesel?

Diesel fuel is a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of crude oil. The important properties which are used to characterize diesel fuel include cetane number (or cetane index), fuel volatility, density, viscosity, cold behavior, and sulfur content. Diesel Fuel has been updated with environmental concerns and governmental regulations over time and has now created a situation that must be considered in storage, particularly in medium to long term, because it has a shelf life and breaks down by aging.

Diesel Fuel and Biological Contaminations

The diesel composition, which is a fuel of fossil origin, contains many aerobic and anaerobic bacteria spores and fungus. Especially where water is present, these bacteria and fungi are in a logarithmic growth environment. If not continuously maintained, they can cause all the fuel volume in a storage tank to become infected. As a result, microorganism infection, which turns into an organic contamination, poses a risk for the installations, extending from the tank to the combustion chamber through injectors which brings a significant chance of engine failures.

Diesel Fuel and Physical Contaminations

Diesel fuel attracts many physical pollution factors during the entire trip from the refinery to the end user's storage tank. Unwanted agents such as solid particles, dust, sand, ferrous, etc. accumulate in the tank as a result. In addition to the catastrophe that blocks or ruins the filters and injectors, they also cause the formation of suitable habitats for organic pollution and bacterial growth. Apart from solid dirt, water; both in free and emulsified form, is the most undesired factor of fuel. Water is the last thing we want to see somewhere close to a combustion chamber with high pressure and temperature.

Diesel Fuel and Chemical Degration

The most important feature that makes fuel usable is the calorific composition and combustibility. If the fuel -treated only by filters physically- is not in proper chemistry cannot create a combustion. Meaning, visibly clean fuel not a guarantee for an appropriate operation of emergency power generators. The end user must acknowledge that diesel is a complete set with its correct chemistry, cetane, viscosity, volality, and aromatics. Therefore, Fuel Maintenance should cover all.

  • Where Do You Start Your Maintenance
  • Filtration, Polishing, Fuel Maintenance?
  • Why Do The Biggest Names Work With Us?
Change Your Maintenance Perspective
 
In fact, the technical staff of the critical facilities applies calculated predictions and preventive maintenance with very clearly defined and planned procedures. Especially at TIER III and TIER IV plants, these practices are also audited by independent parties with almost no gap. Generators' maintenance is carried out with high precision in the same way.
 
On the other hand, maintenance of the diesel fuel stored for the generators is always skipped, or simple physical methods apply like draining the tank bottom. However, diesel has a shelf life and may become unusable both physically and chemically when left without any care. This may result in costly catastrophe when there is an emergency power need.
You Need Full Protection of Your Fuel, Not Only Polishing
 
If you think your line filters provide full protection, you are wrong. If you use the products designed for transfer filtration only as "polishing" just because they do a physical cleaning, you are even more wrong; additionally, you hold creating a risk of breaking the fuel with your hand.
 
Diesel is a complex hydrocarbon. Fuel care cannot be just filtration. Besides, the fuel is not only in your tank but the entire installation between the main tank and the combustion chamber. You have to use a patented system that performs active maintenance in the tank without destroying the combustion quality of the fuel, and you must ensure that the fuel remaining in the rest of your installation is also passively protected.

Simple Answer; We Do Not Break Down Your Fuel

EVERGEE Diesel Fuel Maintenance Systems serve the biggest names in the world as an exclusive supplier and keeps hundreds of millions of litres diesel fuel at the optimum conditions. Apart from presenting our customers patented technologies, the most difficult tests and analyses have confirmed the reliability of our unique technology over the years. EVERGEE  carefully follows up each system for proper and continuous operation. EVERGEE's qualified after sales team is behind every customer facility. 

EVERGEE systems, on the other hand, integrate with all kinds of BMS and SCADA infrastructures to minimise human intervention and therefore operator-induced errors.