November 18, 2015
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With winter temperatures dropping the fuel systems work
slower as fuel shrinks in colder temperatures. Dana Dmitrich, Fleet Management's Fuel Specialist, offers these tips for winter fueling:
- Allow for 10 seconds after authorizing the transaction at the
tower before inserting and engaging the nozzle.
- If the fuel is still pumping slowly, again release the handle and try
again in 10 seconds.
- After weekends,
holidays, and idle periods where fuel hasn’t been dispensed it may take a few
seconds longer for the fuel to pump at a normal rate.
A diesel additive has been added to the fuel loads to prevent
the fuel from gelling at lower temperatures and to remove water. For Off-Road vehicles/equipment Diesel #1 is
available at 72nd Midvale fueling site in the AST (Above Ground
Storage Tank) located by the Pressure Washer.
Diesel #1 is not recommended for On-Road vehicles/equipment, especially
those with DPF (Diesel Particular Filters) and DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid).
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