Don't Let the Cold Weather Affect Your Fuel

By: Pam Corn / January 17, 2019

Guttman CFPP graphic-PC-5-1Winterized diesel additives can improve fuel performance when temperatures drop by reducing the rate at which diesel fuel gels. Fuel performance operability can occur when temperatures drop below freezing (32 deg F). The right additive can work to prevent blockage from wax crystals, improve cold engine starting, and can also remove the harmful deposits that can slow your engine down. If the temperatures are going to be dropping in your area, now is the time to consider winterizing your diesel engines and tanks—before issues have a chance to start.

 Here are some quick tips to keep your equipment running smoothly:

  • If possible, start equipment and let it run for a short period of time each day over the weekend.
  • If you experience filter issues, cut the filter open and determine if it’s fuel waxing/gelling or water. To help determine the difference, leave the filter at room temperature. If the substance on the filter melts away, the filter plugging was caused by water. 
  • Make sure you are treating your fuel with winter additive, even if loads are received on warmer days. If you receive infrequent fuel deliveries, ask your sales representative about double treating and the benefits it can offer. 
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The CFPP is the lowest temperature at which fuel will still flow through a specific filter. The temperatures at which CFPP occurs and the results of fuel additive treatments will vary depending on a variety of factors. To find out if your fuel can benefit from additive.

Gutt-Check Tip: Protect your tanks

It’s not just your diesel engines that can feel the damaging effects of the cold. Above ground tanks can suffer from excessive cooling, especially around pipes and pumps. Remove any water from the storage tank before the onset of cold weather to prevent ice from accumulating.NEW_Operability1-1


Categories: winter additive, winter fuel, trucking industry, fuel tanks


Pam Corn

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As Director of Marketing for Guttman Energy, I provide expertise within advertising strategies, digital marketing, and public relations to communicate our key messaging to our stakeholders. I offer diversified leadership, drive innovation and cutting-edge business, branding, to generate interest in Guttman service offerings.


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