Fuel Quality Management is a 4 step risk management approach to managing fuel quality.
1. Define the risk - the first step involves regular fuel sampling and testing. This determines the level of risk and ongoing trend of contamination. Monthly fuel sampling and regular testing are the only way to define the risk. 2. Identify fuel system deficiencies – if the fuel is contaminated and contains water, then finding out where the contamination is entering the system is a priority. A thorough fuel system assessment is completed.
3. Develop the maintenance plan – plan to fail; fail to plan. Fuel quality does not happen by accident. It must be planned. A customized Fuel Quality Management plan is developed from samples, tests and fuel system assessments. 4. Commit to Fuel Quality Management – once the plan is developed, staying the course is an imperative. Executing the plan will reduce liabilities and expenses.