DIESEL FUEL ANTI-FREEZE
Diesel fuel is a notoriously bad performer in cold weather, when below zero temperatures can lead to apparent 'freezing' of the fuel.
These problems are caused by waxes in the fuel, which precipitate out as very small crystals as the temperature drops below the cloud point of the fuel. Continued low temperatures will cause these fine crystals to grow together into much larger crystals which can block fuel filters and pipelines, causing engines and heating plant to fail due to fuel starvation.
The chill factor associated with moving vehicles, or with exposed tanks in strong winds, can cause a rapid drop in fuel temperature to a critical level, leading to waxing-out, even though the ambient temperature is above -15°C.
These low temperature problems can be overcome by treating diesel fuel and heating oil with WAXBREAKER GOLD during the winter months. Users can determine the degree of protection required, down to below -22°C, when severe weather conditions are forecast.