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Generator Fuel Quality Testing Services

Expert fuel quality testing services ensure your fuel tank is running as it should be.

Ensuring Fuel Quality

Having good quality fuel in your diesel generator is incredibly important. Low quality fuel not only lasts a shorter amount of time, but it can damage the engine of your generator, leaving you without a backup power solution and with a hefty bill. That’s why at Vital Power we offer our customers an expert fuel quality testing service, to ensure your fuel tank is running as it should be.

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Step 1

Contact Us

Looking for a generator for your site? Contact us via the contact form below or give us a call to get started with your critical power solution

Step 2

Tell us your requirements

Our team will discuss your requirements with you, explaining the options available to you.

Step 3

Site survey

One of our highly skilled generator engineers will visit your site to map out to take note of your power requirements, where the generator will be installed, answering any questions you may have

Step 4

Delivery, installation & commissioning

Once the order has been placed, our team will then install your generator on site. We also carry out rigorous commissioning processes to ensure that your equipment is ready to support your site.

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Expert fuel quality testing for your generator

Having a backup generator you can turn to in the event of a power outage or emergency is crucial for any business, and at Vital Power we’re the experts in ensuring your critical power supplies are kept in tiptop condition.

Part of the way we do that is through our Fuel Quality Testing service, which ensures that the equipment at your workplace – from a seldom used standby generator to vital emergency generators – are running at the top of their game. Our team uses a number of processes, including diesel fuel sampling and contamination testing, to gauge the quality and lifecycle of your generator’s tank contents.

We can offer annual, quarterly, monthly or weekly tests to maintain the quality of your generator. Whether you need a one-off fuel condition monitoring assessment, or would like one of our UK power engineers to regularly check, troubleshoot and maintain your site, we can help.

Why is fuel quality testing necessary?

Keeping on top of your resources and power supplies should be an important part of any site maintenance programme, but it’s a particularly key step to check the chemical quality of your generator’s fuel tank. But why is quality testing for fuel necessary?

To clear contaminants

Over time, the fuel tank of your generator can gather contaminants which ruin the quality of the diesel fuel inside. Things like dirt, dust, debris, microbial growth and even water can all impact the quality and performance of generator fuel. Foreign elements such as water and microbes can clog tank filters and cause the generator to malfunction at crucial moments.

To refresh stagnant fuel

By their nature, standby generators can go quite some time without being used. Over time, diesel fuel can break down – this is because diesel is a refined oil product. As stagnant fuel sits in the tank and breaks down to its unrefined state, solid sediment can gather. Water can become separated from the fuel, and lead to condensation, oxidisation of the tank, and microbial growth. Too much sediment, water or fungal growth can damage generator equipment, corrode tanks, loss of prime or even emergency generator failure.

What happens after a fuel quality test?

In order to prevent these problems and to avoid catastrophic emergency generator failure, it’s important to have a testing and maintenance plan in place. Our quality test team will continually assess your tank’s fuel, making sure any potential issues are nipped in the bud.

If we detect low or poor quality diesel fuel that can be saved, we may recommend our Fuel Polishing service to restore your generator performance. We also offer Fuel Tank Cleaning to keep your generator in top working condition and to prevent any long-term damage or corrosion.

Got a question? We’re always happy to help.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

"Your engineer was absolutely brilliant - he got the generator working again really quickly and so I have power; he was also really professional and a real asset to your company. I would recommend your company in a heartbeat. Thank you all for helping me out in a time of need. I'm very grateful."

Site Manager

"I would like to say that your company is very customer driven. To offer a service outside your normal scope to fulfil a market need is exceptional and professional. When our new generator requires a service, I will contact Vital Power again"

Maintenance Manager

"I wanted to say a big thank you for the way my generator was installed by one of your engineers. It was done extremely professional and quickly. The engineer projected a tremendous sense of enthusiasm and confidence – and his small-talk is also most interesting to hear. I was left in awe of his complete understanding of the installation requirements. He even management to iron out a difference on the auto start that the manufacturer did not tell him about. A very clean and good working in all respects, he is a tribute to your company"

Site Manager

"Everyone at Vital Power is very professional. I was really impressed with Managing Director, he worked very hard to make sure we were happy and got everything right. The engineers were superb and extremely professional when they came to inspect our cabling requirements. We couldn't be happier with the result and I couldn't fault the work at all. We're really pleased."

Site Manager (BituChem)

"Very happy with the engineer that was on site yesterday to get involved with the power switchover. All went successfully and brilliant result! Thank you."

Maintenance Manager

"Credit to Warren, he's been absolutely unbelievable. To get the generator working in the time that he has is amazing. Great work and thanks again."

Contracts Manager

"I have just received a phone call from the client in regards to the engineer’s visit yesterday. They were very impressed by him, so much so they are thinking of switching all other generators they have over to you. It’s so good to get positive feedback, thanks again for your help"

Contracts Manager

"Your engineers are great, they are keen to help and work proactively to get things done. We were also seriously impressed with Phill Walters getting an emergency hire set to us in just 2-hours from the initial phone call!"

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