Winter and Freezing Temperature Preparations



With the upcoming frigid temperatures, below are some tips from our friends at ETP to help ensure successful fuel operation.  If you need any diesel fuel additives, please be sure to give us call, 1-800-286-2500.

  • Agitating tanks before use
  • Allowing vehicles to warm up for longer than normal
  • Moving portable fuel tanks indoors out of elements
  • Starting vehicles during weekends to prevent settling
  • SOS or like product on hand
  • Introduction of WASA in tanks to keep fuel in suspension during stretches
    of cold weather


  • Before freezing temperatures replace filters with 30 microns or larger size.
  • The filter should not be a water removal (hydrosorb) filter in most situations.
  • Make sure filters on diesel vehicles are replaced within regular truck
    maintenance schedules.
  • If the truck or tractor filter is doing its job, it will contain some level of
    moisture. Typical cold start-related issues are the result of diesel engine
    filters icing not gelling.

Storage Tanks

  • Inspect tanks for areas that need to be shored up (vent caps, fill caps)
  • Use at least 30-micron filters and make sure that they are not old and dirty
  • Check for water bottoms and remove if present
  • Treat the entire volume of the tank, not just the delivered fuel
  • Check to make sure that the tank is not place under water runoff
  • Remind customers not to leave the hose in the snow
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