Diesel Facts

Here at Tuffa Tanks, we know that being savvy when it comes to fuel is important for both our business and domestic customers. Part of the reason they choose our high quality bunded diesel tanks is to be more economical when it comes to fuel consumption, and to get to know the facts about one of the most popular fossil fuels out there, is vital for that.

If you are considering making the move towards heating your home off the grid with your very own diesel tank, then it’s best to be prepared and full of knowledge about the fuel you will now rely on.

Without further ado, we have some fun, some important and some fascinating facts for you, about diesel.

  • Diesel is about twice as efficient as petrol. Engines that run on petrol are approximately 20% efficient – with the remaining energy going on friction, noise, function and excess heat, but diesel is at least 40% efficient when it comes to moving your vehicle
  • Diesel is even more efficient when used at altitude due to the thinner air. Petrol vehicles work on a ratio of fuel to air, but thinner air means it has to work harder. Diesel engines perform much better because of the way they are built and designed, with turbochargers which store air in chambers
  • Spilt diesel will struggle to cause a fire as it is much less flammable than petrol fuel. We wouldn’t recommend testing this theory but trust us when we say that diesel requires a lot of pressure to remain alight
  • That being said, diesel spills are still dangerous, especially when mixed with water as it can become very slippery
  • Diesel is environmentally friendly due to the way diesel engines work and they are a very viable option because the technology is already in use
  • Diesel is less of a pollutant than petrol because of filters that can remove the worst parts of the by-products
  • It might tend to cost more per litre, but diesel is much more efficient meaning you get a lot more for your money!

Armed with these diesel facts, we believe you will be in much better standing when it comes to making a decision about purchasing a bunded diesel tank.

For more information, please contact our customer service team who will be more than happy to answer any question you may have about our range of tanks, and much more.

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