You might be prepared for the cold weather, but is your diesel fuel?
Freezing temperatures can cause fuel gelling in the winter, but by using a special fuel blend, you can prevent this from occurring and keep your vehicle operable into subzero temperatures.
“Most people try to blend their fuels when it’s a zero degrees or below zero. It just isn’t gonna work properly,” said Tom Hoffman, Division Manager at ProVision Partners. “Having that fuel blended at the terminal ensures you get the right product every time.”
When it’s freezing, diesel engine operators might try adding a cold-flow improver to the tank. In cold weather, this is unlikely to blend with the fuel.
“We have fuel blending capabilities to get you all the way down to minus 70 below with a straight number one,” said Hoffman. “but with our winter master product, that will get you down to about 25 to 30 below, which usually will handle just about anything we can dish out here in Wisconsin weather.”
For example, a 50/50 blend of No. 1 diesel and No. 2 diesel will give operability down to -16F.
The premium diesel special has additives designed to keep the engine running clean and control the effects of condensation by lowering the temperature that ice crystals will form in fuel.
“The biggest component of our diesel fuel is all this is blended right at the terminal, so you’re getting the optimum blend every single time as opposed to someone trying to splash blend a product on top of your fuel,” he explained.
When fueling up, ask for the premium roadmaps and field master products. Call a local ProVision office to work out a plan to get your vehicle through the winter months with maximum operability.