Over the past few years diesel engines and their fuel injection systems have undergone many technical advances, mainly driven by regulations governing engine emissions. These systems run at high pressures and with fine tolerances, therefore they demand that clean fuel be run through them.
Substandard fuel storage facilities are a quiet but costly threat to businesses in the farming and industry sectors. Fuel stored in substandard facilities can become contaminated with condensation, rust or the diesel bug. This contaminated fuel can result in vehicle and machinery failures, costing thousands in downtime and repairs. Fuel contamination is the most common cause of fuel injection system failure.
Ed Harrison of Fuel Storage Systems Ltd, based in Ashburton, developed the Sebco Diesel Stations to tackle these problems. Sebco Diesel Stations are bunded tanks that house diesel in an insulated clean environment that virtually eliminates condensation, as they are not steel, no rotting or rusting occurs. Sebco Diesel Stations provide a sterile environment for fuel and are safe and secure to operate. The Sebco tanks are manufactured to an Environmental Protection Authority's HSNO (Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act) Approved Code of Practice and are the only such units on the New Zealand market that comply under these tough requirements.
Sebco was launched on the New Zealand market in 2007 and has since become a market leader for fuel storage in New Zealand. Their range of products has grown considerably to include various sizes of diesel stations, transportable tanks for the back of utes, tanks for storage and dispensing of diesel exhaust fluid for new SCR engines, and waste oil recovery units.
Sebco tanks can be found in use all over New Zealand, and for the past three years Sebco tanks have been and continue to be exported to Australia.
For more information on Sebco products go to www.sebco.co.nz.