How to Prevent Water in Diesel Tanks and Engines

Water in Diesel Engine

At Tevis Energy, we offer direct fueling services to farms, businesses and fleets in need of cost-effective and convenient diesel fueling. Thanks to our experience and diverse client base, we are well aware of one of the biggest challenges for construction sites and farms—the need to prevent water in diesel tanks and engines.

In the warmer months, heavy-duty equipment runs for hours in the hot sun. When the equipment is turned off at the end of the day, the air temperature outside cools and condensation immediately starts to form on the inside of tanks, fuel lines and engines. The water that forms on the inside of diesel tanks and engines won’t mix with the oil, and will instead drop to the bottom of the tank and lead to rust and fuel filter clogs. Water can also destroy diesel fuel quality and lead to a dark, low-quality fuel that is filled with sludge. In some cases, condensation build-up can even cause bacteria to form in the tank!

If your farm or construction company struggles with constantly replacing fuel filters and metal fittings that are damaged due to condensation, you need a better way to prevent water accumulation. The right diesel blend will prevent water in diesel tanks and engines and save you money on costly repairs, filter changes and fitting replacements.

When diesel is not treated properly, condensation can occur quickly after refilling and damage the fuel quality. Many job-sites practice opening diesel tanks up before fueling to allow water to pour out before the gas comes out. And that’s a lot of water! One of the best ways to prevent water in diesel tanks and engines is partnering with Tevis Energy. Our diesel blend has been perfected over the course of 40 years, and it is the most efficient, clean-burning fuel you can buy.

Our ECOPro fuel additive is included with every diesel delivery, and it includes all of the properties below to help your equipment last longer and perform better:
• Cetane improver to help with cold starts
• Water dispersant to prevent condensation and bacteria build-up
• Detergent to remove deposits
• Corrosion inhibitor to protect against rust
• Lubricity agent to improve fuel economy
• Anti-gel agent to prevent gelling during winter weather

The Maryland Department of Agriculture tests our fuel storage tanks for sulfer, water and flashpoint annually. We exceed test limits for quality and safety every year!

Construction sites and farms that rely on Tevis Energy to prevent water in diesel tanks and engines avoid problems with water in the fuel lines, frequent fuel filter changes and equipment breakdowns. To learn more about our farm and construction site fueling program or to request a diesel delivery, contact us today online or by calling (410) 876-6800. Tevis Energy is proud to be a family-owned and operated business serving communities throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania with safe, clean-burning diesel and heating oil.