Fuel quality is critical to keep Tier 4 engines running smoothly, says the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
The Get Clean on Fuel infographic outlines five actions to protect Tier 4 engines . “While the new engines reduce diesel emissions and protect our health and the environment, the fact is they are rather finicky about fuel,” said William Bernhard, technical and safety services manager at the association.
Today’s ultra-low sulfur diesel is very different from diesel of just a few years ago, he says.
“Among other things, it is subject to change and contamination as it moves from the refinery to the engine, making storage, temperature, age and filtration, and related factors critical in maintaining fuel quality,” he said.
The CLEAN 5 steps to keep fuel quality
C – Commit to understanding your T4 engine
L – Learn the facts about today’s fuel
E – Evaluate your fuel source and fuel handling
A – Always follow manufacturer guidelines
N – Never take your role for granted