Water is the most common contaminant found in gas and diesel fuel. Most of the times it is the boats that seems to be the most affected ones. For long I had two well maintained yachts at my disposal and often I used to see water in my diesel fuel. I did not bother much until I had to seek help of a professional for removing water from diesel tank. When I witnessed water in fuel I disposed it off as a common issue not knowing it would haunt me for the days to come. On one of my trips I realized that the yacht was not running on well and perhaps I realized something else was wrong. Not knowing it is the water accumulated that is casing all of the chaos?
There are ways to cleanse diesel tank boat and I started resorting to those methods and one of the methods was to drain the system above the water level. I was of the view that this would get the good fuel out but I was unsuccessful in the attempt. The second method which is actually the easiest and probably the cheapest too was to get a device that soaks up the water in the tank. I was confident of a positive outcome but it ended with disappointment. Somehow I managed to do a stop gap arrangement and for time being the yacht worked fine. Over time the performance of the yacht went down and a black some started pouring out of the exhaust. It was an indication that something’s gone awry also there was excessive smoke emerging all the time.
It was definitely not a situation I would have liked to be in out of sheer desperation I started examining the boats fuel filters. I started cleaning them in hope that simple cleaning will eliminate the small amount of water or contaminant present in my fuel system. This is when I got in touch with a friend of mine who offered me help with a routine checkup. On inspection my friend found out that the problem lied deep within as microbes that feed on hydro carbons caused sludge. It had also corroded the metal tanks, pumps and the injectors.
The only real cure for fuel contamination was to either completely replace the fuel or hire a company to do fuel filtration along with a through tank cleaning. The presence of all the sediments prompted me to get in touch with professional who would clean diesel tank. Fortunately I did not had to wait long as through my friend I got in touch with a firm who assured me a helping hand. To begin with detailed analysis was carried out wherein samples were collected to identify the root cause of the problem. It was only then the water was removed.
Once all of the water was removed I could see a major difference the way the yacht was moving forward. I was so impressed with their style of work that I decided to sign complete fuel maintenance contract so that I could avail their services in the near future. I am grateful to be associated with this company and I highly recommended their assistance to all the yacht lovers.
Njord Filtration BV