Monday 25 July, 2016
If you have a wide variety of vehicles on your property, having your own small supply of diesel fuel may be necessary. Diesel fuel powers a lot of different vehicles, aside from cars and small trucks on the road. Should you have large trucks or farming equipment, then diesel fuel is likely an important part of your existence. Here are some of the things you need to know about using diesel fuel.
What Makes Diesel Fuel Different
Diesel fuel engines are created slightly different than gasoline engines. They do not need to have spark plugs because diesel fuel ignites differently, and diesel fuel is also thicker than gasoline. That is what makes diesel an ideal option for larger engines, such as those in trains, combines, boats, buses, and heavy-duty generators.
Over recent years, the levels of sulfur that has been allowed to remain in diesel fuel has been drastically reduced, with the current maximum being 15ppm, or parts per million. This means that no matter what engine you are putting diesel fuel in, it is now burning cleaner than it was ever required to do before.
The Benefits of Diesel Engines
Diesel engines used to be loud, cost a lot to maintain, and be very dirty. Now, thanks to the lower sulfur requirements, the dirt is virtually gone. Plus, with more engines being made diesel-ready, the costs to maintain them are drastically decreasing. As the engines have become more refined, the sounds from them have also decreased, leaving there to be no real downside to using a diesel engine. When using a generator, they are also able to run for a very long time on a limited amount of fuel, making them a better option when large areas need to be lit and run by the generator alone.
Hospitals, office complexes, and even villages have been known to run solely on generators powered by diesel fuel. It is a great option for many different people, so long as it is used safely. If you have been trying to figure out if a diesel powered engine would be a good thing for you to switch to, then consider the benefits that come along with a diesel engine. You can store a bit of the diesel fuel on your property, have more delivered when you need it, and have a fuel that is going to be able to power a wide range of engines, all with a single decision.