As the weather begins to warm up and the winter craziness begins to die down, you may think that it is no longer necessary to use an anti-gel in your heating oil tanks. It may seem obvious to use a stabilizer once the season ends and heating oil tanks go dormant. The threats of sludge, water, as well as degraded fuel are a few of the reasons as to treat your fuel with an additive in the off-season.Maintenance on your oil heating system is necessary to ensure a stable and responsive start up next winter. As for fuel, the switch to summer fuel does not keep you out the reach of the risks of today’s fuel.Heating oil dormancy can lead to…
Sludge and solid build-ups
Internal tank corrosion
Degraded or unstable fuel
Summer fuel is still at risk for…
Lack of lubrication
Internal tank corrosion
Degradation of unused fuel
However, many forget that outdoor tanks still are at risk for gelling and freezing once the winter months begin again. All it takes is one cold night for a heating oil tank without an anti-gel additive to freeze and cause problems for you and your customers.That’s why Fuel Ox™ offers fuel treatments specific for the heating oil that keep your fuel stable and protected against the threats of sludge, water, as well as gelled or frozen heating oil!Our Fuel Ox Heating oil line consists of Fuel Ox® Star Plus™ and Fuel Ox® Heating Oil Treatment (Indoor). Each additive is highly concentrated, with a 8oz to treat 275 gallons treatment ratio that makes dosing simple, and will safely separate the water in your fuel. Each product also contains a stabilizer that will keep fuel stable and usable for up to two years. As for gelled fuel, Fuel Ox Star Plus contains an anti-gel that reduces the effects of water and wax by lowering the pour point of fuel.Fuel Ox Star Plus lowers pour point 25°F
Each product also contains lubricants and detergents that clean the fuel system out and keep it running smoothly and efficiently.Bottom line: regardless of if you use our products or not, in order to get the best performance out of your fuel system and keep the quality of your diesel or your heating oil at an all time high, you must use an additive that protects against the threat of water, degraded fuel, and gelled fuel. It is the easiest and most cost effective way to keep customers happy, fuel systems running at peak performance, and keeping a good reputation for your business.
As a RV transporter, I have tried several fuel additives with various results. After using the free trial 3oz bottles that treat 240 gallons...about 3500 miles later, I have opted to buy 10 bottles of the OTR treatment due to the time of year and the colder temps in in my service area. I have seen a increase varying from 1-3 mpg depending on weather/wind, have seen an average of 2mpg gain, both towing and empty, with a smoother-running engine and less smoke.
I have been using Fuel Ox® Infinity Lube™ SG, Liquid Friction Eliminator and Super Spray for almost 10 years now within the wind turbine industry. The results are totally unequaled and the sustainability's light years ahead of all other greases and lubes. All grease we tried before, not only would not present measurable sustainability, but would even cause drag of the energy outputs. The Infinity Lube™ system actually increases the outputs of the turbines.
With Infinity Lube™ we stopped losing bearings, they used less grease, and water was hardly coming out. Failed bearings decreased and our greasing intervals went from 2/day to once or twice a month. Our total savings in bearings alone is $9,645,000 since then. This figure also does not take into account the elimination of the labor costs for replacements, decreased downtime, PLUS reductions in greasing intervals. This gives us an ROI of over 100x.