Signature Diesel Trading

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly, there are 2 types of diesel fuels, Diesel 1 (1-D) and Diesel 2 (2-D). The amount of cetane present in the diesel fuel determines its ignition rates, i.e., how fast it burns. 1-D has a high ignition rate than 2-D. Hence it is the diesel 2 that is widely used for fuel efficiency.
High amount of sulphur in diesel fuels leads to the emission of sulphur dioxide that is fatal to both humans and the environment. Such hazardous situations gave way to the invention of ultra-low sulphur diesel fuels. The change reduced the emissions from 500 to 15 parts per million, saving the environment and humans.
Diesel fuels, if not stored correctly, can rot. Hence, it is advisable to purchase first-rate diesel fuels from reliable diesel fuel suppliers who store it adequately.
You will not need an expert to examine the quality of diesel fuels. Here are a few points to know whether the diesel fuel is bad.
  • • Diesel fuel colour becomes darker
  • • The fuel seems cloudy
  • • Dirt particles accumulate in the tank and float on the surface
  • • Excessive sediments in the diesel tank
  • • There is an unusual rotten smell
Rotten diesel fuels can cause major harm to the engine. It can lead to-
  • • Corrosion
  • • Sludge in the tank
  • • Filters clogged
  • • Regular need for maintenance of the engine
  • • Black-coloured smoke
  • • Clogs in pipes and fittings
Purchasing diesel fuels in bulk is beneficial for the business in many ways. Here are a few points that state the benefits of bulk fuel purchase-
  • • Safety from price fluctuations
  • • Save time otherwise spend on ordering diesel fuels
  • • Stress-free business operation
The only thing to remember is one should purchase diesel fuels from reliable diesel fuel suppliers.
Diesel fuels can last from 6 to 12 months if stored properly. We can provide you with precautions for diesel fuel storage so that it doesn't rot. Few of them are-
  • • Maintain a temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit
  • • Do not allow water even on the surface of your diesel tank
  • • Keep a tab on condensation
  • • Ensure at least 100 feet distance from any ignition point
Friction is crucial for the effortless working of any engine. However, after some time, the same resistance may cause wear and tear. It may lead to repairs, sometimes replacements too. Lubricants ensure that the friction does not become too harsh and spoil the engine.
The benefits of using top-class lubricants are-
  • • Less friction
  • • Lesser number of repairs
  • • Negligible chances of corrosion due to the protecting shield
  • • Controls overheating
  • • Cleans the engine from any dust or dirt particles
  • • Aids in the transfer of kinetic and potential energy
  • • Acts as a barrier to the engine
If the lubricant used flows at high speed, it may not reach every bearing. Hence some parts will be devoid of protection and susceptible to damage. The same shall happen if the flow is too slow.
The viscosity of a lubricant is its resistance. It will help the lubricant to flow at an appropriate pace and reach every nook and corner. There is cold grade and hot grade viscosity suitable for various temperatures.
We can guide you regarding the right lubricant with adequate viscosity for your machinery.
There is no fixed time for lubricant change since it depends on the engine. Your engine manufacturer shall guide you better regarding the lubrication change.
Various factors determine the need for a lubricant change, i.e., quality of lubricant, engine type and usage. Traditionally the mileage and usage time are the key parameters for lubricant change.