There are several different reasons why there may be water in your engine fuel, from condensation caused by weather to rain water getting into an open cap. The problem isn’t necessarily why it has got in, although this is definitely something you will want to fix, but it is what damage it will cause to […]
Within the utilities sector, maximising plant availability, reducing maintenance costs, optimising fuel use and contributing to the sustainability of operations is of the utmost importance. Many facilities operate and maintain older equipment, alongside modern developments, to further reduce the cost to the company by not buying new machines. Some of these systems could be: Boilers, […]
It’s a new year, spring is in the air and our newsletter is out. This time we revisited fuel filter blockages. With an increase in cases across the UK and Ireland, we’ve decided to cover the signs, causes and remedies of filter blockages. View the Spring Newsletter
As part of the ongoing drive to improve vehicle emissions and reduce the use of crude oil, fuel producers and suppliers have started to use ethanol as a renewable component in gasoline. The inclusion of this component comes with both advantages and disadvantages and can affect how the fuel behaves. Click here to read more.
There are many factors in pump fuels that can have an effect on the drive-ability of a vehicle as well as the performance of an engine. Learn more about RON and MON, Octane Requirement Increase and Inlet Valve Deposits as well as how these different factors can impact an engine. Read about Gasoline Octane Requirements […]
The temperatures are dropping, with frost appearing in the mornings as a crisp reminder that we are heading further into winter with Christmas fast approaching. For home heating oil users this is often a reminder to check the levels in their oil tanks, be it for domestic or commercial use, making sure you have enough […]
With the current climate, many industries are operating at a much lower capacity than normal, with some not operating at all. As a result, there will be a large stock of fuel for machinery, vehicles and other equipment that is not being used at the same rate as it previously was. This combined with the […]
Homes are available with varying sources of heating, with many relying on domestic oil, which can be expensive depending on the market at the time. So, you’ll want to make sure that you make the most out of the heating oil you have, but how? Let’s go over the basics to start: There are two […]
FAST has been closely involved in investigating the ongoing problems of fuel filter blocking. We have tested over 100 fuel samples and analysed the contents of very many fuel filters. Find out more in our 2019 Winter Newsletter.