Fuel Microbe Contaminants Linked to:
Microbes grow in the fuel tank, multiply, and produce biomass and slime growths which will plug filters in the storage tank and spread quickly. So, if you’re a fuel or tank manager and you notice an increase in the rate of filter changes needed, that’s one sign you need to look closer at what’s happening in your tank.
When the fuel quality is degraded, it increases the chance of system failure and engine shutdown.
Microbe-Related Corrosion in Storage Tanks
Some kinds of bacteria have been known to perforate a 5mm thickness of 316 steel in little more than one month.