Fuel Polishing Services

Improve the Quality of Your Fuels

Do you know if your stored fuel is clean and bug-free? If you’re unsure then why not call us now and let us check for contamination. Imagine the horror of your backup generators or equipment failure due to dirty fuel!

Before you initiate the costly and wasteful procedure of replacing your supply, consider letting us polish it to perfection instead.

Our intensive but completely non-disruptive fuel polishing service can restore your fuel supply back to an optimised state, making sure you can rely on it when you need it the most.

For more information, call our polishing experts on 0330 123 3399 to learn more and get your questions answered.

Why is fuel polishing important?

Over time, fuel stored for extended periods can become degraded or contaminated. If your business is reliant on a supply of high-quality fuel, this is simply not an option.

Contaminants in fuel have the potential to make it less reliable, damage equipment and ultimately cause it to burn more inefficiently, increasing costs for your business as a consequence.

In other words, you can’t afford to depend on poor quality, degraded fuel supplies to power your business. For those businesses who use fuel polishing as a remedial solution to ensure their fuel supply is stored and maintained in a high-quality state, you’ll gain access to a wide range of benefits.

Lower costs: When fuel becomes contaminated, it’s not uncommon for fuel handlers to immediately opt for a full fuel uplift and replacement as a solution. However, in most non-severe cases, a course of fuel polishing would have sufficed.

At moderate contamination levels, there is absolutely no reason why that fuel can’t be polished and dosed with an appropriate biocide and/or fuel additive. This process is less wasteful, less expensive and much better for the environment.

Lack of disruption: Many fuel handlers believe that disruption is part and parcel of a fuel remediation service. For some methods, such as fuel uplift and tank cleaning, this can be true. However, a course of fuel polishing is absolutely disruption-free.

Our polishing units connect to your fuel supply system in a parallel fashion, allowing it to continue functioning while the supply is polished. In this manner, your fuel is restored to perfection without affecting your operations.

Higher efficiency: Whether you’re dealing with an enormous fuel storage facility or a moderately-sized setup, nobody wants their fuel remediation work to take huge amounts of time.

With our polishing technology, we can clean fuel back to EN590 standards of cleanliness at rates of up to 5L/minute for smaller jobs, and up to 1,000L/minute for larger requirements. At this speed, your fuel will be as good as new in next to no time.

If you’d like to know more about all the benefits of fuel polishing, call our fuel polishing experts today on 0330 123 3399.

Fuel polishing process

The process of fuel polishing relies on a sophisticated combination of filtration and depolymerization. Firstly, the fuel is filtered through a series of increasingly finer filters, progressively removing water, sediment, and microbial contamination until it’s finally ‘clean’, down to a filtration level of 1 micron absolute (an industry best!).

Filtering the fuel is only half the battle, and that’s where depolymerisation comes into it. When fuel degrades, it’s molecules join together to form new polymers – in other words, particulates made from the fuel itself will materialise, reducing its quality.

Our fuel polishing unit uses advanced depolymerizing technology to break down these particulates and ‘polish’ your fuel until it’s as good as new.

The final result of polishing your fuel

Clean, optimised fuel you can count on. If you’re ready to learn more and find out more about how we can help your business, simply get in touch with Crown Oil Environmental and one of the team will be happy to answer any further questions you have about this service.

FAQs – fuel polishing services

Still feeling a little lost? Take a look through our list of frequently asked questions to find your answers.

1. How will I know it has worked?

The primary indication of how effective any fuel polishing work has been will be to view the fuel’s visual appearance. Following a successful fuel cleaning job, the fuel should appear clear and bright with no visible signs of free water, particulate or sediment.

2. How do I know if fuel cleaning will be an appropriate option for me to consider?

Unless there is a significant amount of free-standing water in your fuel, or you know for a fact that your fuel is heavily contaminated, then fuel polishing remains a viable option to consider. The only other exceptions in addition to those already listed are usually more practical factors, i.e. your fuel tank has limited access or your generator is located on a roof with limited access.

It is also worth noting that fuel polishing will only be efficient on stored fuels from the same blend, and it will only be effective in cleaning the same fuel type i.e. just polishing diesel fuel on its own. It wouldn’t be possible to polish mixtures of petrol and diesel stored in waste tanks for example.

Is fuel polishing really expensive?

Due to its complexity and the highly specialised equipment involved, many people assume that fuel polishing will cost a lot. However, it is actually one of the most cost-effective treatments available when all factors are considered, such as:

Lack of disruption to services

No need to re-purchase a fuel supply

Avoids the waste and cost of disposing of a contaminated supply

Most credible providers will typically charge you a fixed fee for smaller jobs, and normally a pence per litre cost for larger volumes of fuel.

Will fuel cleaning still work on old and/or corroded storage tanks?

The short answer to this question is yes; we’re able to polish fuel regardless of the state of its storage unit. However, depending on the severity of corrosion, fuel polishing may not be advisable.

For example, if your tank’s walls are lined with biomass or riddled with pitting corrosion, the integrity of your fuel supply will be at risk regardless of the quality of fuel.

In summary, there’s no point having clean fuel if it’s storage unit isn’t up to scratch. Fortunately, if you do need a new tank, we can help with that too, by supplying and installing a new storage tank at your premises.

To speak with our specialist fuel polishing experts, call today on 0330 123 3399 for more information and to get your questions answered.