What does Unique - Diesel - Solutions do?
UDS provides an innovative and unique approach to fuel and oil quality optimization, fuel and oil maintenance and fuel tank cleaning. Specializing in the filtration of distillate fuels, motor oils and hydraulic oils, we offer quality products and services to solve fuel and oil contamination issues. Offering our Fuel Polishing services all across Atlantic Canada; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
Offering both Mobile and Permanent Filtration solutions of stored distillate fuels, as well as fuel treatment plans. By-Pass Filtration for Engine, Hydraulic, Transmission and Gear Oils are guaranteed to keep your oils to ISO Standards. Also for any oil / hydrocarbon spill or clean-up, we offer a 100% Non-Toxic and 100% Biodegradable oil cleaner/eliminator.
UDS is always on the look-out for new solutions and innovative ideas to improve the stability and performance of distillate fuels, motor oils and hydraulic oils. Let us work on these issues for you, saving you problems and money.
Email Robert@unique-diesel-solutions.com or call 506-233-3835
It is the condition of the fuel in your tanks that determines Engine Performance and Mission-Critical Emergency Power Reliability.
Fuel Quality / Fuel Degradation
Shelf life of diesel is 6 to 12 months under optimal storage conditions.
Fuel degradation is an inevitable, natural process. Unless an adequate fuel sampling, testing, monitoring and maintenance program is implemented, fuel breakdown will continue to be a potentially expensive liability and a major contributor to your overall operation costs.
Diesel is a very complex fluid…
It is not homogenous and no two batches will ever be identical. Fuel deterioration, filterability and shelf life depend on a variety of factors including good housekeeping.
Dirt and water are the most significant contamination factors in diesel fuel degradation. In some cases fuel is replaced with water, kerosene, and other fluids between the refinery and the fuel pump. Much of the source of dirt and water originates from onsite storage tanks, delivery methods to equipment fuel tanks, and fuel tanks themselves.
Injector life is reduced by about half with water content above acceptable levels. Water content should optimally stay well under 0.05%. When fuel contains water it will begin to show a haze. Water content above 0 .05% will cause damage to the fuel injection system. The lubricating properties of diesel fuel are also affected by moisture displacing the fuel. When moisture is present, fuel combustibility is reduced when water becomes heated in the combustion chamber. Water immediately turns to steam under compression and heat damaging injector tips. Water promotes bacterial growth, which results in acidic conditions, which will cause corrosion in engine and fuel system components. Unstable fuels form asphaltenes. The Asphaltenes plug filters and damage injectors. They can also affect the combustion efficiency of the engine. Improper fuel droplet size due to damaged injectors combined with asphaltene particulates requires higher temperatures and compression to fully combust.
Poor physical properties of diesel fuel will affect the reliability of diesel engines. Diesel fuel is intended to cool and lubricate fuel injection systems. Poor lubricity will result in excessive wear and premature failure of injectors and fuel pump. Poor lubricity can be due to inadequate manufacturing of the fuel, using improper solvents or low quality additives. Severe processing of fuels can reduce the amount of surface protecting agents in the fuel. Fuels that are a heavier grade (require less refinement) will create combustion chamber deposits. These deposits which will reduce the life of cylinder liners and rings. Low cetane numbers will also damage engines over time. Low cetane numbers result in engine knock, trouble starting and black exhaust smoke.
Why Is Optimized Fuel So Critical?
Most emergency power and engine performance failures start in the Diesel Fuel Tank and are caused by the inherent instability of fuel.
Today’s diesel injection systems with operating pressure of 30,000 psi or more require that the particle size of your fuel does not exceed the tolerances of your engines. Primary filter water-separators dramatically improve engine protection. However, they can only do so much.
Non-fuel contaminants (in-organic debris) can easily be filtered out and removed. However, the most adequate filtration has no effect on the natural tendency of fuel constituents to agglomerate and form organic contaminants that are beyond filtration.
In the industry, terms like algae, resin, tar, sludge, asphaltene*, etc. are often used to describe the organic contaminant that clogs filters and is responsible for carbon deposits, corrosion, failing injection systems, loss of power, incomplete combustion and excessive emissions.
*Asphaltenes are molecular substances that are found in crude oil.
Unique - Diesel - Solutions Services and Products
UDS provides diesel fuel polishing and tank cleaning services via our Mobile Tank Cleaning Systems (MTC's). We also offer our clients several products and services which will guarantee optimal diesel fuel quality. There are also Fuel Treatment Plans which are great additions for extra protection and enhanced performance. Learn more below.
Fuel Restoration and Tank Cleaning Service: Our Mobile Tank Cleaning Systems (MTC's) allow us to recondition, stabilize and decontaminate your diesel, bio-fuels, and kerosene. They remove water, sediment and sludge that naturally accumulate in tanks. Our equipment is compact, heavy-duty, multi-stage industrial systems, in order to achieve consistent reliable service for those in need of fuel and tank condition restoration. They safely clean tanks and restore fuel to its “Clear & Bright” pristine condition.
Automated Diesel Fuel Maintenance Systems. STS Mission Critical Systems are project-matched, programmable automated fuel management systems for diesel and turbine generators. They are specifically designed for critical applications and maximum reliability. They're high-flow pumps and encased for maximum protection for both outdoor and indoor installations. These devices have been built in the past for leaders in multiple industries and vocations including data centers, hospitals, transportation hubs, marine, mining, defense, power generation and public safety.
Fuel Polishing Systems. The Smart FPS Series is fully automated, programmable fuel optimization systems for on-board, in-tank cleaning, fuel polishing and transfer. These devices offer a low-flow option that are traditionally installed indoors.
Water Eliminators absorb water out of petroleum fluids. Simply drop the unit into your tank bottom and secure the lanyard or chain to the fill cap or any other convenient place. The crystals inside the unit will swell when adsorbing the water in the tank. The lanyard or chain facilitates easy removal of the saturated water eliminator, leaving you with dry fuel.
DE-OIL-IT is non-toxic and totally biodegradable. DE-OIL-IT helps restore the earth’s natural cycle of decomposition.
The combination of superior cleaning performance, environmental friendliness cost savings and safety to businesses clearly sets it apart as the environmental product for the twenty-first century.
The G2F™ line of oil by-pass filtration systems are proven to dramatically prolong oil with operational safety. Being a ‘by-pass’ filter system, G2F™ can be installed on practically any oil reservoir without modifying or interfering with the operation of the existing filtration system or equipment.
ALGAE-X In-line Fuel Conditioners Diesel, bio-fuels, kerosene, gasoline, hydraulic fluid, and oil are inherently unstable organic hydrocarbon fluids that naturally break down. The resulting sediments, acids and tank sludge clog filter elements and corrode injection systems. ALGAE-X In-Line fuel conditioners clean the total fuel system by returning clean, conditioned fuel to the tank whenever the engines or pumps are running. They protect the injection system and extend engine life.
Fuel Right immediately begins to dissolve suspended microbial contamination and pushes it to the bottom of the jar. The Fuel clarifies making it suitable for use. Fuel Right then leaves a microscopic corrosion coating that lines all metal surfaces. Fuel Right continues to dissolve the remaining microbial contamination and prevents further bio-mass development.
HYDAC Desiccant Air Breathers Offering extended service life by removing moisture from air entering Fuel Tanks, Hydraulics, Gear Boxes, Turbines, Etc. Extends the life cycle of lube oil and oil filter life. Minimizes component wear, down time and repairs due to moisture. Minimizes corrosion, oil oxidation, additive depletion, freezing due to moisture