Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Questions, questions, questions.

Cladosporium resinae, . . . . . . . . . . or as boaters call it Diesel Bug, could be on the increase because of the compulsory inclusion of a bio element in the fuel delivered to your tank. If a tank gets ‘infected’ it can be for one of two reasons.

Firstly, the boaters personal ‘tank’ hygiene is not up to spec. How many boaters check their fuel for the bug? How many boaters check their suppliers fuel before they let it in their tank?

Secondly, the suppliers storage tank hygiene. How many suppliers check their tanks? How many suppliers clean the delivery nozzle to avoid transferring the Bug from boat to boat?

How much do we all know about Cladosporium Resinae? Not enough I don’t doubt. Have a read it is interesting.

Do suppliers treat their fuel, or do they assume we treat our tanks? Should suppliers treat their fuel? is probably the question that needs to be asked. (Dusty does down here on the Oxford)

Do we know how to check the water content of fuel being delivered to us or do we assume that the supplier does all that?

What is the legal requirement of suppliers to a. check for water content and b. check for CR? Is there a requirement?

Is enough being done to publicise the problem?

Why does the end user have to foot the bill for the effects of increased instances of CR due to the inclusion of bio diesel?

I am going to find out!

Diesel Bug

1 comment:

Malcolm said...

Hi Maffi

Have a look at this:

http://www.narrowboatworld.com/index.php/news-flash/2486-new-diesel-fuel-and-boaters

You may have already seen it, but if not, I hope it helps your research.

Regards

Malcolm