Fuels Institute Issues Diesel Fuel Quality Recommended Practices Guide


The Fuels Institute’s Diesel Fuel Quality Council (DFQC) released its first publication earlier this month.

The “Diesel Storage Tanks: Industry Practices to Minimize Degradation and Improve Fuel Quality” provides recommended practices for the management of storage tank systems to preserve diesel fuel quality and protect the vehicles using the fuel.

The document discusses best practices related to the delivery of diesel fuel, diesel fuel tank and dispenser maintenance, and diesel fuel remediation.

Information is presented as minimum practices to ensure diesel fuel quality and additional practices for more preventative measures. EMA provided extensive comments on this document during its development.

While we have concerns with the distinction between minimum practices and additional practices, the document provides many practices that can be implemented at a dispensing facility to minimize impacts to diesel fuel quality.

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