Microbial growth (commonly referred to as bugs or algae) goes hand in hand with high levels of moisture. When conditions are right for growth to occur, these microorganisms thrive and can cause a wide range of issues in fuel storage tanks and vehicles.
These organisms use fuel as a food source, but they also need water to become active. As water saturates out of fuel and settles to the bottom, it turns into a breeding ground for microbial growth to flourish.
Proper treatment with biocides and tank cleaning chemicals can help ensure that customers’ tanks are clear of bacteria related issues.