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Equipment Manufacturers stress fuel quality in Tier 4 engine pointers

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

AEM’s new “Get CLEAN on Fuel” infographic outlines five key actions to help protect Tier 4 engines which, according to Technical and Safety Services Manager William Bernhard, “reduce emissions and protect our health and the environment, [but] are rather finicky about fuel.” Today’s Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel is very different from the diesel of a few years ago, he adds, noting how “it is subject to change and contamination as it moves from the refinery to the engine, making storage, temperature, age and filtration, and related factors critical in maintaining fuel quality.”

AEM member company representatives developed the guidelines as a way to spread more awareness of the importance of diesel fuel quality. Posted here, the infographic relays five quick tips using the CLEAN acronym, accompanied by actionable guidelines:

C - Commit to understanding your T4 engine
L - Learn the facts about today’s fuel
E - Evaluate your fuel source and fuel handling
A - Always follow manufacturer guidelines
N - Never take your role for granted