Mobile Marine Fuel Polishing

Clean filter on left. Filter on right shows contaminated residues from The most common reason for marine diesel engines to fail to run is associated with "bad diesel fuel." The things that make the diesel fuel bad generally have nothing to do with the original quality of the fuel. The problems come about because of the condition of the fuel we buy and what happens to the fuel when it gets stored, sometimes at the suppliers' facilities, but most often in our own vessels.

Bio-contamination: Bacteria and fungi can grow in diesel fuel tanks causing bio-contamination appearing like a black stringy slime or sludge. This contamination can cause equipment to shut down by plugging filters. This acidic slime and sludge contamination can corrode tanks and engine parts.

Water: Water naturally condensates on the insides of the tank walls with temperature changes.


The MicroClean SC-Turbo-vacMicroClean can solve all of these problems. Our careful and proprietary approach to fuel polishing makes our customers happy! SC-Turbo-vac, our newly designed and innovative system, is the latest technology in the marketplace today. We also have conducted service on tanks as small as 25 gallons all the way up to 1,500 gallons.

  • Our tank cleaning equipment was specifically designed for the quick and efficient removal of fuel tank contaminants.
  • We're particular about the environment. We recycle 100% of the waste, including oil filters. Careful practices insure no spillage.
  • Our SC-Turbo-vac  process operates under vacuum instead of pressure to minimize the possibility of releasing fuels into the environment.
  • The fuel is pulled directly from the bottom of the tank via a flexible wand and into our unique fuel/water/contaminate centrifugal separator.
  • The separator subjects fuels to g-forces which can exceed 150 times the force of gravity,filter motion forcing water and particulate contamination out of the fuel prior to flowing through our five micron absolute filter. At this point the fuel flows into the fuel pump that is rated at 1425 gallons per hour and powered by a 2 HP explosion-proof rated electric motor.
  • The fuel is then returned to the fuel tank to complete the circulation process.
  • The fuel is normally circulated through the process a minimum of 6 to 8 times the volume of fuel in the tank.