Fuel Filtration and Maintenance

  • For Generator Base and Sub-base Tanks, Above Ground & Underground Fuel Storage Tanks.
  • Touch Screen/PLC Based Controller for One To Four Indoor or Outdoor Fuel Storage Tanks.
  • Filtration and Water Removal to Engine Manufacturers Recommended Cleanliness Levels.
  • Low Cost Replacement Filters.

The primary sludge filter first removes heavy particulates, rust, bacteria, and fungi with low cost disposable filter bags.


Polishing Systems without a primary sludge filter risk prematurely clogging water separators and damaging fuel pumps.


This System maintains a condition to engine manufacturer’s recommended cleanliness levels of ISO particle code of 18/16/13 in up to four diesel fuel tanks with a capacity of up to 100,000 gallons.



Fueltec’s Systems have a low operating cost.



The Fuel Polishing System is fully self-contained with plumbing and electrical installed; simply connect supply and return piping to your fuel storage tank or tanks and your system is operational.
 

PLC/HMI Touch Screen Controller:

  • Underwriters Laboratory 508A Listed
  • Automatically stops the fuel pump for high separator water, filter change required or system fluid leak.
  • Controller will operate the system on one to five fuel tanks on a programmable schedule.

Primary Filter:

  • The primary filter housing is built from stainless steel to resist harsh chemicals and highly acidic contaminates.
  • Filter Media available in one (1), five (5), and ten (10) Micron rated bags.
  • Filter does not require back flushing.

Fuel Pump:

  • Industrial bronze positive displacement gear pump resists corrosion and is rated at eight gallons per minute, 100% duty cycle.
  • Self-priming pump lifts 16 feet and features a 115/230 Volt 50/60Hz 1PH TEFC Motor.

Water Separator:

  • Second phase 10 micron pleated filter media
  • Third phase Micro-Glass (jet fuel type) Coalescer removes tiny water droplets of free and emulsified water from fuels by causing the droplets to grow larger until contained in a water trap.
  • The fourth phase utilizes a water repellant Teflon screen to keep the water from flowing with the fuel.
  • The water is removed to less than 100 parts per million as recommended by engine manufacturers.
  • This process does not require the use of costly water absorbing (water blocking) filters.

System Enclosure:

  • System components are housed in an aluminum rain tight enclosure with a lockable door.
  • Enclosure sump is equipped with fluid leak alarm that shuts down the system if a leak should occur.

System Options:

  • Installation kits for above ground and underground tanks with stainless fluid pickup tubes and tank entry flanges and fittings.
  • Heated enclosures and accessories for installation in freezing locations.
  • Multi-tank systems are plumbed and pre-wired for easy installation.

Sizing Your Fuel Polishing System:

Water and most fuel contaminants are heavier than fuel and will settle in a lower phase on the tank bottom.



Contrary to some beliefs; Testing has proven that this lower phase may only be 10-25% of the tanks content.


The upper phase of 75-90%; if left undisturbed will remain clean and relatively dry.
 

Therefore a properly designed system will remove this bottom phase of water and contaminates without mixing with the clean upper phase fuel.



The 1052SS-UL is a 480 GPH (Gallon Per Hour) System.


Example “A”: Four (4) 20,000 gal. tanks containing a total of 72,000 gal. of product.



To polish 25% of 72,000 gal. = 18,000 gal.



Operating six hours (on one hr. then off three hours) per day will circulate and remove contaminates in 20,160 gal. in seven days.



Example “B”: Two (2) 12,000 gal. tanks containing a total of 24,000 gal. of product.
To polish 25% of 24,000 gal. = 6,000 gal.



Operating three hours (on one hr. then off seven hours) per day will circulate and remove contaminates in 7,200 gal. in five days.



Example “C”: One (1) 15,000 gal. tank containing a total of 12,000 gal. of product.
To polish 25% of 12,000 gal. = 3,000 gal.


Operating three hours (on one hr. then off seven hours) per day will circulate and remove contaminates in 4,320 gal. in three days.