The AXI Pre-Filter System is designed to provide large-capacity, heavy duty pre-filtering. These Pre-Filter vessels may be used in-line on fuel transfer equipment, fuel dispensing equipment, or to clean fuel or other liquids. AXI recommends the used of these vessels as an accessory to the AXI MTC Mobile Tank Cleaning Systems.
When used as a Pre-Filter to the AXI Pre-Filter MTC Systems, the Pre-Filter process will remove major sludge, debris and water from the fuel by trapping extraordinary amounts of sludge, rust, scale, and other contaminants upstream before they access the MTC Mobile Tank Cleaning unit.
Utilizing an AXI Pre-Filter assembly provides a substantial reduction in the cost of consumables during a tank cleaning operation because pre-filter bags are inexpensive compared to fine filtration elements that are typically used in the later phases of the tank cleaning process (See prices for filter bags at the bottom of this page).
The Pre-Filter vessel will also capture water from the flow of fuel, and as the fuel continues to the MTC Mobile Tank Cleaning System, the centrifuge on the MTC will remove additional water that may get past the Pre-Filter Vessel.
Having two water removal apparatus in the circulation loop also will allow for longer run times between necessary shut downs for draining water as compared to only having the centrifuge on the MTC unit handling the chore of water removal.
AXI PF-10 HD and PF-30 HD Pre-Filter assemblies include a hose-kit to connect the pre-filter to the MTC System (see hose kit attached to the PF-10HD pictured). The hose kit consists of a 6-foot clear hose to connect to the MTC, including cam and groove fittings for making the connection.
An optional pre-filter package is available that includes two ball valves for the inflow and outflow lines, two pipe fittings that enable maximum flexibility when configuring the system connections, a drain valve, and a vacuum gauge that indicate the need to curtail cleaning and change the filter bag. It is advisable to have the ball valves on the inflow and outflow line to stop the fuel in the lines from interfering with the bag change process.
The PF-10 HD and the PF-30 HD are available mounted on a heavy-duty aluminum two-wheel cart for ease of mobility and setup (see picture).
The pre-filter vessels use felt or multifilament mesh bag filters to remove heavy particulate and sludge, with available filtration ranging from 800 micron down to 1 micron, and include a perforated, stainless steel strainer basket. The Pre-Filter vessel may be used without a bag, using only the strainer basket, to remove water from the tank bottom before the first fuel circulation phase starts.
AXI International (formerly ALGAE-X) Filter Systems are a custom designed, powerful addition to your Mobile Tank Cleaning (MTC) System. They provide large capacity, heavy-duty pre-screening for tank cleaning jobs with extraordinary amounts of sludge, rust scale, and other contaminants to protect the fuel circulation equipment. Takes the "Big Pieces" out of the fuel before it gets to your MTC unit, protecting the fuel pump and extending the life of your equipment. Once you have one, however, you will use it as part of every tank cleaning jobs, even those that were cleaned just months before, as the filter bags do a great job and reduce the cost of maintaining tanks by reducing the cost of screw-on filter elements on your MTC.
Provides Cost Efficient Pre-Filtering
Easy Connectivity & Filter Bag Change
Large Holding Capacity
Variety of Micron Filter Options
The Pre-filter connects easily to your MTC using cam & grove fittings and includes a 3 foot long clear hose with dust caps & plugs for both ends as shown in the illustration below. The assembly package is equipped with a vacuum gauge, shut-off and drain valves, as well as one inlet and one discharge pipe fitting that enables maximum flexibility when configuring system connections. The vacuum gauge monitors restriction and when restriction reaches a certain level, the filter bags need to be changed.
The PF-10 HD is sized for use with the MTC-500 or MTC-1000 LX Mobil Tank Cleaning Systems, and the PF-30HD is sized for use with the MTC-3000. The PF-30HD is made for applications where the pre-filter will be transported from site to site and is made of heavier duty construction to withstand more abuse from be loading and unloading of the Pre-Filter unit into transport trucks. The PF-30 HD is ideal for shops where the equipment being serviced is coming into the shop for service. The PF-30HD is also the pre-filter used on the HC-50 and HC 80 pallet mounted tank cleaning systems.
The pre-filter vessels use felt or multifilament mesh filter bags to remove heavy particulate and sludge from 800 micron down to 1 micron, and a perforated, stainless strainer steel basket is also included. These bags are inexpensive compared to screw on filter elements and are re-usable, further reducing the expense of doing fuel maintenance by reducing the cost of disposable supplies.
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