Algae-X® Pre-Filter Vessels are Bag Filter Systems custom designed to be a powerful addition to your Mobile Tank Cleaning System. They provide large capacity, heavy-duty pre-screening for tank cleaning jobs with large amounts of sludge, rust scale, and other contaminants. By incorporating a Pre-Filter Vessel into your system you will extend the useful life of disposable filtration cartridges, thereby reducing the cost of disposable filter elements, and protect the pump and other components of the MTC unit from damage, extending the life of your equipment. The PF-10 is sized for use with the MTC-500 and MTC-1000 LX Mobil Tank Cleaning Systems. The PF-30HD is sized for use with the MTC-3000 Mobil Tank Cleaning System. The PF-30HD is constructed of heavy grade materials and made to operate in more sever conditions and situations where transport of the unit is likely to receive more abuse.
The AXI (formerly Algae-X) Mobil Tank Cleaning (MTC) System is a three-stage mobile tank cleaning system that reconditions, stabilizes and decontaminates Diesel Fuel, Bio-Diesel and light Hydraulic Fluids. It efficiently removes sludge, water and sediments that naturally accumulate in tanks. The MTC system excels in low operating cost and compact design, and cleans tanks and restores fuels and oils to their "Clear & bright" condition. It eliminates fuel "algae" issues, clogged filters and tank sludge, providing Optimal Fuel Quality for Peak Engine Performance and Reliability.
AXI MTC Systems are built with industrial quality components mounted on a heavy-duty aluminum frame. These MTCs feature brass plumbing and quick disconnect fittings. A clear suction hose show fuel flow and clarity. The large drip tray is designed to prevent spillage. Fuel can be polished without using any consumables by connecting the discharge hose to the quick disconnect, bypassing the filter. A pressure gauge is installed on the spin-on filter head to ensure optimal filter usage. All MTC models also come with a liquid-filled stainless-steel vacuum gauge.
The MTC System processes fuel or oil by pumping it from the tank through the intake hose to the intake port, through the AXI Magnetic Fuel Conditioner, and then through the Separ centrifugal separator to remove water and particulates that can be easily drained from the system. Then the fuel passes through the coalescing fine filter that removes contaminants down to 10 microns.
The MTC 1000 and 3000 Mobil Tank Cleaning Systems processes fuel or oil by pumping it from the tank through the intake hose to the intake port (Port 1), through the oil-water-sludge separator/coalescer unit and the AXI Magnetic Fuel Conditioner. At this point you can connect the discharge hose to either Port 2 or Port 3. Connecting the discharge hose to Port 2 sends the fuel directly back to the tank, bypassing the Industrial Type Water Block Fine Filter. Starting the cleaning process in this way allows the coalescer unit and MFC to do their job and break down the coarse, heavy debris. After "taking out the big pieces" connect the discharge hose to Port 3. This will direct the fuel through the water block fine filter and then back to the tank. In this way, filters will not be used up quickly. Ports 1, 2 and 3 are equipped with Quick Disconnect Couplings that easily connect to the matching couplings on suction and discharge hoses.
MTC Options: Digital Flow Meter to monitor performance and measure the amount of treated fuel or oil. As an extra layer of protection for your MTC motor, the MG-01 Motor Guard mounts directly over the electric motor with four bolts, protecting the electrical housing. The MTC Prescreen Strainer pre-filters for heavily contaminated fluids.
AXI MTC Systems remove water and sediments from tanks and dramatically improve the filterability, combustion and stability of the fuel, providing Optimal Fuel Quality for Peak Engine Performance & Reliability.
AXI Fuel conditioning makes engines more fuel efficient, reduces smoke and emissions; while lowering downtime, maintenance and operating costs.
The darker sample on the left was taken before the Tank Cleaning and, shows the effects of fuel degradation and the formation of suspended solids. The sample on the right was taken after cleaning the tank and restoring the fuel to its Optimal Clear and Bright condition.
Larger capacity tank cleaning and fuel polishing systems are available.
TANK CLEANING - WHY, WHERE AND HOW
All storage tanks naturally accumulate water, solids and sludge resulting from condensation and the degradation of fuel and oil. The more fuel we put into and take out of a tank the more debris and water will accumulate in the bottom. AXI Fuel Conditioning and Filtration Systems eliminate the need for costly periodic tank cleaning, while stabilizing and extending the shelf life of fuel. This is extremely important for all applications of long-term fuel storage, especially emergency generators.
The AXI Mobile Tank Cleaning System is compact, easy to operate and extremely versatile. It is ideal for use:
in marinas, to clean tanks on board of all types of vessels
at construction sites
in remote areas with on-site fuel storage for heavy equipment
in service trucks maintaining standby generators.
in truck/vehicle depots
The MTC has three different operating modes providing the operator flexibility and efficiency.
In Phase One, bulk water and sludge are removed from the tank into a separate container for disposal. In Phase One the fuel bypasses the filter. The Separator/Coalescer and Algae-X Fuel Conditioner work in conjunction removing free water, sludge, and particulate, as small as 5 micron, from the tank. The system is not in a re-circulating mode. The fuel enters through Port 1 and exits through Port 2 into a separate container. Water and sludge is directly removed from the tank and collected in an appropriate container for disposal.
In Phase Two, the MTC system is in the re-circulating mode, continuously restoring, reconditioning and returning the fuel back to the tank. Phase Two will continuously remove free water and particles as small as 5 micron using only the water separator and ALGAE-X Fuel Conditioner. The fuel enters in Port 1 and returns back to the tank from Port 2. The fuel bypasses the filter, which will economize on consumable filter elements. Phase two will restore the fuel to a clear and bright condition.
In Phase Three, the MTC system is still in a recirculating mode. The fuel enters through Port 1 and exits through Port 3 back to the tank. In addition to the water separator and ALGAE-X Fuel Conditioner, this phase incorporates the water block/fine filter removing even invisible particles down to 3 micron, as well as entrained and emulsified water.
Phase Three will restore the fuel to its optimal pristine and sparkling condition.
The use of AXI AFC-705 Diesel Fuel Catalyst is highly recommended. The catalyst is introduced into the tank during Phase Two. Before dosing the tank with AFC-705, remove as much of the sludge and free water as possible.
Adding the AXI Fuel Catalyst (AFC-705) to the tank will speed up the cleaning process by breaking down, dispersing and dissolving the sludge and slime covering the tank walls and baffles. AFC-705 will decontaminate compartments of the tank that are out of reach of the suction hose. Using a double dose of one to twenty five hundred (1:2500) instead of one to five thousand (1:5000) has proven to be very helpful in accelerating the rate of dissolving the sludge.
After cleaning the tanks you will need to:
1. Stabilize the Fuel -- AFC-705 Diesel Fuel Catalyst should always be used to stabilize the fuel in tanks used for long-term fuel storage. When there is no Algae-X re-circulating system in place, AFC-705 will maintain fuel quality and prevent formation of solids for six to twelve months. If it has been added during the tank cleaning phase it is not necessary to use AFC-705 again for 6 months or more.
2. Prevent Water from Accumulating -- The use of AXI Water Eliminators will prevent water from accumulating in the tank. The water eliminators will absorb and remove any future water from condensation or other sources. Preventing water accumulation eliminates microbial growth and the need for toxic biocides.
3. Monitor Fuel Quality -- Liqui-Cult Fuel Test Kits are ideal to monitor your fuel supply for microbial contamination. The tests quantify bacterial and fungal activity.
AXI Tank Cleaning Systems significantly lower operating costs, save fuel, eliminate periodic tank cleaning and the build up of solids, sludge and acids.
AXI Technology enhances personnel safety and addresses environmental concerns by preventing the need for costly toxic biocides.
Larger capacity Mobile and Stationary Tank Cleaning Systems are available.
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