Generator Fuel Services
Ensure your generator doesn’t let you down in an emergency situation
Diesel Fuel Testing
One of the main reasons that generators fail to start or operate properly during a power outage is due to contaminated diesel fuel. Water, sand, rust and sludge clog fuel filters and ruin injectors causing engines to stall, smoke and not produce power. Proper diesel fuel maintenance is a guaranteed way to ensure that your generator will start up properly. Our certified technicians will test and, if required, clean your diesel fuel for you.
Does your fuel meet NFPA and AHCA code compliance for Emergency Power Systems?
Fuel oil in any storage tank must pass an annual fuel quality Test required by AHCA. This test ensures that there is no free water, no sediment and nothing clouding the fuel or floating in it. If the test fails, per NFPA 110, anyone storing diesel fuel for emergency or standby power generation must:
- Replace the fuel and clean the diesel fuel tank (not a cost-effective choice).
- Filter the fuel (polish) to remove any water, sludge and other contaminants.
We provide NFPA 110 and AHCA fuel testing to monitor the state of your diesel fuel. Upon completion of the sampling, we will present you with a report outlining our findings and what, if anything, needs to be done to ensure your diesel fuel meets these standards.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management. This includes the regulation of emergency power systems and generator systems. ACF Standby Systems offers FDEP compliance testing, ensuring that your facility will have reliable and code-compliant backup power. Click Here to learn more about ACF Standby Systems FDEP compliance.
Generator Fuel Polishing
If you’re operating a facility that stores large quantities of diesel fuel an automated diesel fuel polishing system is the answer. As the description suggests, these systems will clean your diesel fuel automatically. The fuel filtration system will circulate the fuel from the bottom of the tank through filters, removing water and sediment and will then return the clean fuel back to the tank.
Generator Tank Integrity Testing
A critical component of any oil tank program is inspection, including integrity testing inspections. Bulk oil containers need certified integrity testing or an environmentally equivalent method in accordance with with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The scope and interval of certified integrity testing depends on factors such as tank type, configuration, age, and condition. At ACF Standby Systems, we work alongside you to ensure your generator, as well as all of your system’s components, are following federal and state safety regulations.
Ensuring that assisted living facilities and nursing homes have alternative power sources to provide sufficient cooling during emergency situations is critical to ensuring the health, safety, comfort and welfare of their residents. According to Florida state law in conjunction with the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA), both nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to follow state guidelines regarding emergency backup power. ACF Standby Systems offers AHCA compliance testing, ensuring that your facility will have reliable backup power. Click Here to learn more about ACF Standby Systems AHCA compliance.