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Having trouble with DEF supply issues? It is our understanding that there are supply issues in the marketplace with regard to Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).  Because of our local supplier we are not experiencing any issues with obtaining product.  We know the pain associated with not having product when it is needed.  It could lead to unscheduled equipment downtime.  If you are in need of DEF, call your sales consultant today.    Package Size: We are able to supply 2.5 gallon jugs, drums, totes, and bulk product at a competitive price.  (The picture below shows one of our stainless steel tank wagons solely used to deliver DEF.  There are only a few like them, dedicated for such!)   Equipment:  Jackson Oil & Solvents has solutions for storing and transporting the product to the DEF tank whether the equipment is in a service bay or out in the field.   Cleanliness is next to… Jackson Oil & Solvents, Inc. has partnered with the Brenntag/TerraCair […]

Background What is the lowest temperature at which a vehicle will start and run? This temperature is often referred to as the cold weather operability limit. The cold weather operability limit of a particular vehicle varies and is dependent upon the properties of the fuel and the design of the vehicle fuel system.   Fuel Properties Diesel Fuel is a complex mixture of a wide variety of hydrocarbons. Depending on how the fuel is blended at the refinery, diesel fuel can contain up to 20% paraffin molecules, also known as “wax”. These wax molecules tend to stick together (agglomerate) as the temperature drops. The colder the fuel, the more the agglomerate until they form a crystal. These “crystals” can become so large that they will separate out of the fuel as a solid. At this point they are too large to pass through the fuel filter, so they stick to […]

It’s that time of year again! The cold weather is here to stay for the next several months. Is your fleet ready? The following tips will prepare your vehicles for winter and help prevent cold temperature operability problems. Pump water bottoms from storage tanks. Kill microbial growth with Dual Phase Biocide Keep tanks as dry as possible to reduce condensation. Fill vehicle fuel tanks before shutdown overnight. Keep your storage tanks filled as much as possible to reduce the amount of moisture buildup. Change or drain your fuel pump regularly. Refueling prior to parking a vehicle will help slow fuel cooling. Near empty fuel tanks will cool off much more quickly than full tanks and condensation will form inside the tank. Before winter, replace fuel filters, both primary and secondary, as a part of a good preventive maintenance program. Dirt and sludge build-up reduces the fuel flow to the injectors. […]