This is diesel that is mostly free of the contaminants that harm modern diesel engines.
*What is Dirty Diesel?
The worldwide diesel fuel quality is in general decline, so the basic forms of filtration cannot fully protect precision engine components.
There are three main sources of diesel fuel contamination: dirt and particles, water and microbial organisms. Each of these sources must be removed from diesel fuel to prevent issues. Not only do these contaminants clog filters, they likewise damage equipment and cause corrosion over time, which will halter production, cause unnecessary delays and huge expense to have repaired or replaced.
The higher the pressure of diesel engine injectors, the more sensitive they are to dirt and particles in diesel fuel.
*How to Keep Diesel Clean?
If you haven’t regularly tested the diesel fuel in your storage tanks, it could easily be contaminated with water and particles, causing the failure or damage to your equipment, which will then require expensive repairs. It can lead to poor engine performance and potentially complete engine failure.
A way to keep your diesel clean and dry is to install and regularly replace Diesel Fuel filtration systems. There is a direct link between fluid cleanliness and component life. The filtration systems are developed to extend service intervals through increased filter capacity.
Diesel fuel filtration is essential to make sure diesel engines can do their job to their peak performance.
Different ways to maintain clean Diesel Fuel on your Fuel Storage sites:
Inspect all breathers
Inspect all transfer and dispensing points
Inspect inside of bulk storage tanks on a regular basis
Drain and clean storage tanks on a regular basis
Inspect all tanks to ensure they are properly sealed, no cracks
>>>All of the abovementioned can easily be rectified with the knowledge and experience of Commercial and Mining Service.
Because unstable fluids and storage tank can be a source of contamination, a final filtration at the dispenser is recommended
Removing dirt and contaminants with bulk filtration prior to pumping the diesel into your equipment then enables onboard filtration systems to do their work better.
>>>Commercial and Mining services are there to assist with the installation and replacement of filtration systems.
Whether your fuel storage facility is above ground or underground, both areas can cause soil contamination with a great impact on ecosystems and the environment as a whole. A typical leaking underground storage tank (LUST) scenario involves the release of a fuel product from an underground storage tank (UST) that can contaminate surrounding soil, groundwater, or surface waters, or affect indoor air spaces.
Therefore the consistency of regular maintenance of equipment especially fuel storage facilities is imperative for the safety of everyone on the site, the sustainability of the mine itself and the impact it has on the environment it operates in.
Prevention and Sustainment
There are multiple preventative and corrective measures that can be put in place to avoid any of the above-mentioned issues at fuel storage facilities such as:
Standard Operating procedures
Regular maintenance procedures
Preventative disaster management procedures
From the design phase to the safety supporting system, preventative measures and good housekeeping can prevent any damages and issues to tank storage facilities on-site, ensuring that all the equipment on site is safe and accident-free.
The mining industry is known for its rough terrain, rugged equipment and the impact it has on the environment and its people. When a mining facility is faced with environmental impacts, it usually includes the loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and the contamination of surface water, groundwater and soil. But the industry is also known for its high standards put in place for the overall health and safety of people and the environment it is operating in..
Mines are large in size and covers thousands of hectares of ground, and therefore the bulk storage of equipment and products are key to ensure the longevity of the operations on a mine. Unnecessary breakdown of equipment, lack of resources and poor planning can cost a mine millions of Rands.
Fuel storage tanks and refuelling facilities are usually at the top of the list of deliberations when planning bulk storage facilities. The most important factor to consider during the planning phase is the actual design and the maintenance of appropriate tanks with retaining walls and other devices in order to contain the products stored and to avoid potential leaks and spills.
These storage tank facilities are usually reliable and safe but are impervious to neglect. Regular tank inspections and testing of equipment is essential to avoid a major environmental catastrophe
Immediate Causes of Accidents
Poor maintenance of these bulk facilities can cause a number of equipment failures that can be detrimental to the storage facility and the mine in its entirety Poor maintenance can also have a significant impact on the environment as well as the impact of human lives on site.
The immediate causes of accidents due to poor maintenance can include the following:
Equipment or Instrument Failures
Safety support system errors
All of the above-mentioned causes of accidents, can result in a mining facility being shut down for a period of time or indefinitely depending on the severity of the accidents or incidents caused.
The result of such a shut down can lead to:
Financial Penalties against the mining facility
Civil cases in the case of loss of lives
Loss of revenue
Complete closure of the mine
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