Whenever diesel fuels are left to rest for a long time, there is a risk of diesel oil pest

Bluechem says its new Diesel Organic Cleaner (DOC) product brings a solution which, in contrast to many other manufacturers, takes an alternative way of fighting diesel oil pest and is completely free of bactericide.
Anyone who has ever had an infected diesel tank knows the follow-up problems and costs that come to those affected. Bacteria, yeasts, fungi and algae excrete biomass through their natural metabolism, which can develop into a kind of plug in the diesel fuel for all lines, from the tank to the injection nozzles. This blocks the fuel and thus prevents the necessary combustion in the engine.
Conventional additives are usually biocides, which kill the microorganisms. However, since 1 December 2018, it is prohibited by a new EU directive to offer these products for sale. Strict legal measures alone make it possible to sell biocidal products to traders and these include requirements such as keeping a poison book, legal proceedings of the product as biocide, an application and sale declaration and many more, explains Bluechem.
Bluechem says its R & D department has tackled the problem in order to fight bacteria, yeasts and so on without having to resort to biocides that are harmful to the environment.
“We took a completely new approach to the topic.We do not work from the outside as usual on the microorganisms, but simply deprive the necessary nutrient medium for the metabolism,” Bluechem Group Head of Research and Development, Jens Möller, said.
“This prevents biomass from being produced and the bacteria die out due to the lack of metabolism.
“Some of these substances disappear even faster with this methodology than seen before with the traditional way. This has already been confirmed by initial tests by independent laboratories.”
“The demand for a biocide-free product against diesel oil pest has been steadily growing since the end of last year,” Bluechem Group DOC Product Manager, Andreas Huck, said.
“With our new DOC Diesel Organic Cleaner, we now have a solution that already prevents the spread of microorganisms in tanks and thus stifles the dreaded diesel oil pest in a nutshell. In addition, the remaining suspended matter is bound to a homogeneous liquid and can thus be burned easily and residue-free.“
In addition to its highly effective cleaning effect, Bluechem says its DOC also contains anti-corrosive and lubricating ingredients that protect the entire fuel system and increase the life of all components.

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