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Fuel bug elimination

Darthaven works in partnership with Expresslube (UK) Ltd, a company which specialises in the clean up and prevention of contaminated diesel and other hydrocarbon distillates causing the dreaded bug.

Symptoms of fuel contamination:


– plugged, slimy filters
– dark, hazy fuel
– jelly like slime
– excessive smoke.

– corroded injectors
– foul odour
– loss of power

The fungus can form dense 'mats' which break up and move through the fuel system, eventually causing operational problems such as fuel line and filter blockages, injector waxing, smoking, loss of power and even total failure.

These fungal mats also release organic acids and produce a highly oxygenated environment which can favour electrolytic attack of metals such as in tank coatings and fuel system parts – leading to structure corrosion. They can also consume rubber gaskets, 'O' rings and hoses.

To solve these problems, work is carried out on site using a unique portable separator system.