Mission critical

Diesel fuel is often the forgotten commodity with regards to diesel engines. It is typically purchased, stored, and used. However, very rarely do owners or operators understand how critical the fuel is to the reliable operation of the engine. It is a fact that poorly maintained diesel fuel is directly responsible for greater than 80% of fuel system failures and even higher in new advanced High Pressure Common Rail fuel injection systems.


Diesel and Mission Critical Industries

Mission Critical Diesel Engines need to operate at a moment’s notice and, in some applications, can literally be the difference between life and death. As such, the fuel being stored for use must be maintained in a pristine condition and as close to an “as refined” condition as possible to ensure ultimate reliability.

AXI International understands not only the criticality of your industry but also that the diesel fuel being stored for use is one of the most critical “components” of the engine. Our engineering and sales teams design “solutions” not “products” to ensure the most critical component in your engines is available for use as required and in a condition that ensures ultimate reliability.

Common Mission Critical Issues

Diesel fuels, by their very nature are unstable organic hydrocarbons, which degrade over time depending on a multitude of factors. As a fuel breaks down over time, gums and insoluble contaminants are formed within the fuel stock. These, along with solid particulate and water, contribute to the majority of fuel system component wear and failures.

Diesel fuel that is not maintained correctly as close to “as refined” as possible can cause the following common problems:

  • Poor starting or failure to start
  • Low power from the engine
  • Poor or rough idle
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Excessive Smoke
  • Hunting
  • Increased emissions

Resolution to Mission Critical Issues

Diesel fuel that is maintained in a condition as close to “as refined” as possible will out-perform a diesel fuel that is under or poorly maintained. The solution then is simple: Intelligent Fuel Management employs corrective measures that ensure fuel stability and cleanliness. The solutions include the use of AXI International fuel conditioning devices, filtration and separation control systems, breathers, and monitoring devices.