Water can get in your fuel system in several different ways, and it can happen even before you put fuel in your tank. One of the most common ways water gets in fuel is through condensation, and there are numerous opportunities for water in the atmosphere to condense anywhere in the fuel delivery process. It can happen in refineries, while traveling through pipelines, being shipped via truck, and while stored in tank farms before it ever reaches fuel stations.
There have been research studies showing that an empty 200 gallon fuel tank can contain up to 22.8 grams of water vapor at 86 degrees Fahrenheit and 12.92 grams at 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This is just the tip of the iceberg where condensation is concerned. Temperature changes between days and nights can cause more condensation to form.
The impact of water in your fuel can cause serious damage to your engine’s fuel system. Microbial growth and degradation of your fuel can plug your fuel injectors and filter, and over time can lead to holes in your fuel tank.
In the past, you had to add dry gas or alcohol to your tank to try to absorb the water molecules and flush it out of your system. In severe cases, you had to drop the tank and empty it; if the water was significant, it could cause rust holes to form and you sometimes had to replace your tank altogether. Since water is heavier than fuel, it would separate and sit at the bottom of your fuel tank, creating a sludge that would impair your engine.
With modern technological improvements, an effective gas and diesel additive now comes with engine water treatment formula, which can disperse water from your fuel system efficiently. RBP uses advanced hydrobonding technology that bonds water molecules so that they harmlessly pass through your fuel system and burn up in the combustion process. This protects your fuel delivery system from corrosion and damage caused by water.
An independent outside study performed by Southwest Research Institute found that RBP’s Diesel System Cleanse staggeringly improves the separation of fuel and water, resulting in excellent performance and trouble-free handling after any contact with water.