Posted on 2016-07-26T09:40:34-04:00 by Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Although the Ultra-low Sulphur diesel is better for the environment, like anything organic, there are dependent organisms that can arise from it. When it comes to diesel fuel, humbugs are that organism.
So what are humbugs? They are Hydrocarbon Utilizing Microorganisms (HUM) that feed off the hydrocarbons in the fuel, rubber gaskets, o-rings, hoses, and etc. Their waste is an acid that corrodes piping, fittings, and check valves in the fuel system at your site. Once you have HUM bugs infiltrating your system, the corrosion soon erodes the meter and causes a faster degradation of the its accuracy. As c-stores tend to offer a variation on fuel, there is a higher risk of the meter’s life to be shortened and the headache of needing to recalibrate meters more often.