OneShot Diesel Bug Biocide should be used either as a:
- Kill dose - to eradicate an existing "Diesel Bug" contamination OR
- Maintenance dose - at every refuel, for maximum protection
This treatment used as a kill dose will destroy diesel bug colonies with no residue and is extremely fast acting.
What is Diesel Bug?
"Diesel bug" is the collective term for fungi, bacteria and microbes that feed at the water / diesel interface in the tank. Elevated temperatures during summer and autumn provide the ideal conditions for "Diesel Bug" to rapidly grow. i.e in the right conditions, a single bacteria can multiply to billions in a matter of hour.
Heavy Bug Contamination
Why Worry about "Diesel Bug"?
All Diesel composition changed in 2011. The reduced sulphur ( a natural biocide) and increased bio-diesel (7%) has led to a series of potential issues for diesel users to occur in standing / stored diesel in the UK.
Boat owners need to be aware as they are regularly cruising during this period and this churns the fuel, dispersing the bug throughout the system, fully contaminating the fuel stock. However, the same applies to any diesel equipment that stands with fuel in for long periods in the right conditions.
"Diesel Bug" removal, once contaminated, can be expensive, requiring the fuel filters to be replaced (possibly more than once), full fuel tank clean and probable fuel polishing too. "Diesel Bug" also produces acid as a waste product and has significant consequences for all internal metal parts including fuel lines, engine components, fuel pumps and fuel tanks as well as rubber seals where used.
Acid Corrosion due to Diesel Bug
Suitable for all diesel engines and grades of diesel fuel.
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