The processing/refining, long-term storage and bulk transportation (by truck, rail car, barge, etc.) of Diesel Fuel, Bio-Diesel, Jet A, Jet A1, JP4, JP5, JP8, Kerosene, Gasoline, and Other Lubricating or Hydraulic Hydrocarbon Fluids can result in contamination, degradation, water separation and more. Old storage tanks can harbor thick fuel components that can pose expensive problems and bad public relations with customers. Distributors should assure the fuel being loaded into the truck is reasonably water-free and uncontaminated, but the customer should also assure that deliveries do not include unwanted contamination. Quality Control is the responsibility of parties on both the sending and receiving end of the transfer.
Being a hydrocarbon distillate, diesel fuel is an organic liquid and is therefore susceptible to biological growth and over time, even with chemical treatments, diesel fuel deteriorates. Degraded fuel left in storage results in clogged filters, floating tank debris sometimes referred to as "algae", and thick, gooey sludge accumulations in the bottom of tanks. When this combination of sludge and slime gets stirred up and enters the fuel pick up line, accumulations on the fuel filters results in clogged filters, reduced performance, and extreme exhaust smoke. Long-term contamination results in other byproducts, like acids, that corrode injectors and other fuel system components.
Magnetic Fluid Conditioning, High Flow Filtration and Bulk Fuel/Water Separation can greatly reduce the problems for distributors and customers, but time is money and small filtration equipment just does not provide the capabilities to treat high volumes of materials in a short period of time. Maintenance professionals know that Total Fuel System Management must include high volume and bulk fuel treatment as far upstream in the production, transport and distribution process as possible to assure quality fuel being provided to the end-user.
A variety of fluid instability factors cause the formation of insipient solids, sediments, and deposits that impact equipment performance and reliability in numerous applications.
The FC Series of fluid conditioners reverses these processes, reducing maintenance and downtime, to increase productivity and reduce overall operating costs. MFC Technology presents cost effective, non-chemical treatment for industrial and commercial Fuel, Oil & Water Systems. FC Series equipment ranges in size from 1/2" female or male thread connectors up to large diameter flanged spool pieces for pipelines and tank farms. Standard pressure ratings range from 150 PSI to 3000 PSI.
The PF Series Filtration Systems are a custom designed, large capacity, heavy-duty pre-screen for removing heavy sludge and debris from fuel or other hydro-carbon fluids upstream from pumps and before distribution to operating equipment
The PF Series Systems is equipped with a vacuum gauge, shut-off and drain valves and utilizes felt or multifilament mesh to remove heavy particulate and sludge from 1500 micron down to 10 micron. A perforated, stainless steel strainer basket is also included. Utilizing inexpensive filter "socks", filtration cost is greatly reduced in situations where extraordinary amounts of sludge and other contaminants are common. Remove the big pieces before it ruins your expensive equipment. Flow capacity is 16-GPM and 25-GPM.
The FV Series Pressure Fine Filter System is molded from durable carbon steel and provides cost effective large capacity, heavy-duty pre-screening for tank cleaning jobs or inline full-time filtration where fuel sources are inconsistent and provide ongoing quality problems. Removes extraordinary amounts of sludge, rust scale, and other contaminants to protect your equipment. Flow rates available include 120-GPM, 150-GPM, 300-GPM, and 500-GPM using a single element, or up to eight fuel filtration elements to assure higher flows are fully filtered and your equipment is protected.