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From January 2011 red diesel/gas oil defined under BS EN 2869-
What does this mean for boat users. Due to the bio diesel content the fuel is more prone to water adsorption, biological growth and fuel degradation. This means we have to be more proactive in our fuel management to prevent engine problems.
Basically diesel fuel now has a shelf life. The fuel will degrade over time and unless treated will eventually lead to engine breakdown due to fuel failure.
A full description of the problems, how to detect and how to treat can be found in the following document: Diesel -
We are now providing a testing service for both marina and vessel fuel tanks that can identify problems accurately and quickly.
Our testing services can also be used by plant, transport and agricultural operators.
Further details can be found on diesel menu above
Problems in diesel fuel.