Steady power supply is still a work in progress for the government and so everyone looks for an alternative source of power. So far getting a generator is the most popular choice and most of these generators run on diesel. In addition all heavy duty trucks, machines and generators operate with diesel. So it therefore comes as no surprise that diesel is in very high demand and that makes it a very profitable venture.
That being the case, a lot of people are into the business not because they really understand fully the need for diesel quality parameters and how it can be very beneficial in vehicles, machines and generators but just because they want to make profit. As we all know, everyone is of the impression that oil and gas business is a very lucrative one so most people that go into the business do not bother themselves with understanding the product they are marketing. There is only one thing they are after which is making huge profit as they have heard or assumed. So imagine their disappointment if at the start of the business they are not carting away huge profits as they imagined.
This is basically what leads them into adulteration of the products they sell to people. They do this by adding other products such as kerosene, and other like products into the diesel making it to be of very low quality all in a bid to make huge gain. They can do this because kerosene is actually cheaper than diesel, so when they adulterate diesel with kerosene then they sell at very cheap prices that is well below the market price and unsuspecting people who are glad to have a cheap price will patronise them not knowing that the diesel has been adulterated. So they adulterate and sell at cheap prices to attract people who buy at very large quantities so they make their obscene profit.
The unsuspecting clients who purchased the adulterated diesel will then go home and start suffering and paying for something they know nothing about. They face dangerous carbon emissions, fast diesel consumption, increase in maintenance cost, machine frequent breakdown, reduction in life span of machine and replacement so consequently they will spend so much and lose so much money and in the end it would have been better if they asked the right questions and are sure of their supplier before making their purchases.
Now that we have made you aware, the question on your mind will be how do I know diesel that is of good quality. We’ve got you covered.
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How Not To Buy Bad Diesel In Nigeria
Most people are of the belief that density that is specific gravity check is all you need to conduct to determine the quality of diesel. Well that is not all, there are other various tests that has to be conducted to ascertain the quality of diesel. Tests has to be conducted for flash point, viscosity, sulphur content, water content, octane index amongst others.
Nevertheless you other simple fast tests that you can run and that is the Density test and the water test.
You can conduct the diesel density with a calibrated hydrometer and thermometer. It is best for you to conduct this test yourself and not leave it for the supplier as the supplier might falsify it. It is best if you conduct this yourself or by a trusted employee with your own instrument so you can be sure of the results. For the water test you can get a Water Paste to determine if there is water in the diesel.
It is advisable to do all these tests before purchases are made than after.