Control Contamination, Save Money
Contamination control is increasingly important for maximizing fuel economy, engine performance and service life, as well as minimizing emissions. To minimize contamination in your fuel systems, follow these guidelines:
- Use clean fuel: Contaminants can enter fuel during storage and transportation. To minimize contamination use a reliable fuel supplier, filtered dispensing and periodic sampling to ensure fuel quality.
- Keep fuel tank vents clean: Airborne particles can be drawn into a fuel tank through an improperly sealed vent tube. Check vent tubes regularly and keep the area around them clean and clear of foreign matter.
- Utilize clean maintenance practices: Contamination can enter fuel systems during maintenance and service, even when doing something as routine as changing filters. Keep engine compartments and service areas clean.
- Use high-quality fuel filters: Cat® Advanced High Efficiency Fuel Filters use exclusively designed filtration media to remove 98 percent of particles four microns in size and larger. Other brands of filters provide efficiency levels as low as 50 percent.