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Importance of Keeping Fuel Clean

 Importance of Keeping  Fuel Clean

Contaminated fuel remains one of the primary causes of malfunctioning of diesel engines. Many industrial and commercial facilities are critically dependent on diesel power therefore any downtime because the DG set is unable to fire can prove to be very costly. For example, At Data Centers, even a few seconds of a power outage due to the delayed start of the DG set can create havoc. 

If kept in an idle condition inside a storage tank or inside the diesel generator, the fossil fuel diesel deteriorates over time. If such diesel is fed into the DG set, it will lead to sludge formation, clogging of filters and several other problems.

Why Fuel Management System is Needed?

A Fuel Management System helps keep diesel clean and also enables detection of fuel pilferage and leaks thereby making it a critical and essential part of any operation that runs on diesel fuel. 

Other factors that drive the need for the fuel management system are critical controls involved at various stages of fuel handling, right from the intake at the tanker unloading bay to intermediate movement between the storage tanks, supply through a network of pipelines, day tank, and final supply into the DG set. Leaving such handling operations to mere manual judgment can make it highly prone to errors. The automated measurement and control of fuel quality & transfers help in enhancing efficiency, reliability, and cost optimization.

Neptunus’ Expertise in Fuel Management System

Neptunus has the experience and expertise in designing and efficient execution of data center fuel management system (and for other similar applications) on turnkey basis by adding value in terms of maximizing uptime, optimizing project CAPEX and OPEX and mitigating the practical operational challenges at the project site.

A robust and well-designed Fuel Management System from Neptunus ensures that the DG backup power solution will be able to operate with very high reliability, responsiveness, and at a lower operating cost. This is not only limited to new projects but can also be retrofitted into existing facilities to automate the older fuel handling system.

Key Components of Fuel Management System

  1. Tank Yard
  2. Fuel polishing unit
  3. Fuel transfer pump
  4. Leak detection system
  5. Interface to Building Management System
  6. Fire safety system