Caution: diesel bug forms here
1/4 Harvesting machines
If diesel bug occurs unnoticed, potato harvesters are delayed in starting the harvest season. The reason: during the harvest-free period, bacteria massively infest the fuel system. This leads to filters and components conveying fuel becoming blocked. This costs valuable harvesting time.
2/4 Power generators
If microorganisms form in the system in the course of a long fuel holding period, the emergency power supply in hospitals and data centres is no longer guaranteed. It's then no longer possible to start the motor, resulting in personal injury or property damage.
The fuel filters become clogged by the bio-slime and maintenance vessels in lock systems for inland waterways are damaged.
4/4 Rental equipment
Rental equipment used sporadically is also affected by diesel bug. Particle filters in excavators or wheel loaders belonging to rental companies, for example, get severely infected with diesel bug and blocked due to long downtime periods. This means that the machines are unable to start. This results in considerable financial losses for the company.