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10 Things to Know about Fuel Tanks for Diesel Generators-4
- Jul 07, 2018 -



7. UL142 or UL2085: Diesel fuel tanks for stationary generators sold in the United States generally meet one of these standards. The UL142 is the most common and UL requirements cover the structure, performance and marking of the fuel tank. Features include ventilation, fill/removal, measurement, secondary containment and leak detection monitoring openings. The UL2085 standard includes the requirements of UL142 and incorporates fuel tanks in concrete materials to increase spill protection. UL2085 tanks are required to withstand certain fire resistance, vehicle impact and projectile capability.

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8. Diesel Fuel Type: Standard diesel fuel is divided into two grades: #1 and #2. The local climate is an important factor in determining the type of fuel used by the backup generator. #1 is more resistant to gelling at colder temperatures and can be used in cooler climates. The energy output of #2 diesel is slightly higher than #1, so it is preferred for warm climates where the risk of gelling is lower. These fuel grades are often mixed to provide the benefits of both and provide the proper viscosity for local weather conditions. Fuel suppliers are usually familiar with the level (or mix) required for the local climate.



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