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TK-240 Portable Tank Cleaning and Fuel Transfer System - 12V - 10A


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TK-240 XT Portable Tank Cleaning and Fuel Transfer System - 12V - 10A


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Converter - 90 V to 305 V AC IN to 12V DC OUT


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Portable
Tank Cleaning System

240 GPH Tank Cleaning and Fuel Transfer Package

TK-240 XT Portable
Tank Cleaning
with XT
Option Package

TK-240 XT

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TK-240 XT

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TK-240 XT

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Additional Pictures of the TK-240 Components

TK-180-XT
TK-240-XT
TK-180-XT
TK-070 Primary
Screen
Clear Suction
Hose
Discharge Hose

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Diesel Fuel Before and After

Before and after fuel cleaned by the ALGAE-X

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Debris and Water Removed
from the Bottom of Tank

Sediment removed with ALGAE-X

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TK-240 Specifications

 

TK-240

TK-240 XT

Pump Rate

240 GPH
910 L/H

240 GPH
910 L/H

Primary/
Strainer

TK 070 (40
mesh/380 Micron)

TK 070 (40
mesh/380 Micron)

Secondary Filter

Spin-On WBS-3
3 µ Waterblock Filter
(Standard) (FFS-10 10 µ
Particulate
Fuel Filter Available)

Spin-On WBS-3
3 µ Waterblock Filter
(Standard) (FFS-10 10 µ
Particulate
Fuel Filter Available)

Pressure Gauge

CI-12 Color
Coded Showing
Filter Restriction

CI-12 Color
Coded Showing
Filter Restriction

Inlet / Outlet

1/2" hose barb

1/2" hose barb

Inlet / Outlet ports on pump head

3/8" BSPP

3/8" BSPP

Clear Vacuum
Suction Hose

1/2" wire reinforced
15 ft. (4.57m)

1/2" wire reinforced
15 ft. (4.57m)

Flexible High Pressure
Discharge Hose

1/2",
13 ft. (3.96m)

1/2",
13 ft. (3.96m)

Power

12V DC - 10 A

12V DC - 10 A

Battery Clamp Leads

9 feet long

9 feet long

Pump

Nickel Plated Brass Gear Pump

Nickel Plated Brass Gear Pump

Max. Fluid Viscosity

46 cST

46 cST

Fluids

Diesel fuel, hydraulic, engine and lube oil, water, antifreeze (1)

Operating Temperature

32 - 104 deg. F
(0 - 40 deg C)

32 - 104 deg. F
(0 - 40 deg C)

Max. Discharge Pressure

28 PSI (1.8 bar)

28 PSI (1.8 bar)

LGX-Model

LG-X 500

LG-X 500

Weight

23.0 lbs
(11.8 kg)

29.0 lbs
(15.9 kg)

Dimensions
(H x W x D)

13" (33cm) x
12.0" (30cm) x
12.0" (30cm)

14" (356mm) x
14" (356mm) x
14" (356mm)

Stand/Drip Tray

Not
Included

Included
14" X 13" X 4.25" (LX W X H)

AFC 705 Diesel Catalyst

Not
Included

One 8-oz Bottle Included

Filter Cartridges


Available Options:

Converter

Accepts 90 V to 305 V AC Input and provides the 12 V DC Output required to power the TK 240 from your handy wall outlet

Suction Hose

Clear Suction Hose available to extend hose length more than the 15 feet included with the TK-240 (Sold by the foot)

Discharge Hose

Additional Discharge Hose available to extend hose more than the 13 feet included with the TK-240 (Sold by the foot).

AFC-705 Diesel Fuel Catalyst

A POWERFUL Full Spectrum Additive and tank cleaning agent. It is a unique broad-spectrum fuel additive that provides Superior Diesel Fuel Quality for Engines and Storage Tanks, lowering operating cost, maintenance and downtime.

AFC-710 Diesel Fuel Catalyst

A unique and powerful Tier 4 compliant broad-spectrum fuel additive concentrate for use in Diesel, Biofuels, Gasoline, Kerosene, and HFO.

AFC-805 Diesel Fuel Catalyst

An effective means of decontaminating and cleaning storage tanks and stabilizing fuel fuel, ideally used for cold weather applications where there is long term fuel storage, such as bulk fuel farms, winterized recreational and work boats, and also smaller engines.


Literature:


(1) Not for use with fluids that have a flash point below
100 deg. F (e,g,: Gasoline, Alcohol, ...)

TK-240 XT Portable
Tank Cleaning
with XT
Option Package
Component Identification

TK-240 XT

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1) Fuel Inlet (From Tank) & Suction Hose

5) Pressure Gauge

2) Primary -- 40 µ Cleanable Screen/Strainer

6) Secondary -- WBS-3 3 µ Water Block Spin-on Cartridge Fuel Filter (Standard)

3) Nickel Plated Brass Gear Pump

7) Fuel Outlet & Discharge Hose

4) LG-X 500 Fuel Conditioner

8) Pressure Gauge

The TK-240 Portable Fuel Tank Cleaning and Fuel Transfer System is the ideal single piece of support equipment that every diesel-fuel-powered equipment owner needs to assure that the diesel engines they depend on will perform with optimal performance every time the key is turned.

When combined with the XT option package, the TK-240 Portable Fuel tank Cleaning System will provide long term tank cleaning and fuel management benefits.

The TK-240 will provide fuel re-circulating, filtration, polishing and/or handle the transferring of diesel fuel and other light oils in vessels, stand-by generators, trucks, buses, agricultural and heavy equipment.

The TK-240-XT is compact, portable and easy to use. For marine applications, the TK-240 effectively removes water, sludge from the bottom of tanks and transfers waste to the appropriate waste receptacle. But the Portable Tank Cleaning System is also ideal for use on the farm or construction equipment maintenance shop to keep the fuel in equipment tanks that are used seasonally or only occasionally in optimal condition. Small service companies (tree services, landscape maintenance, construction companies and others) also are able to keep equipment running more efficiently and get longer life out of those expensive equipment filter elements, not to mention longer life from fuel system components. The TK 240-XT guarantees Optimal Fuel Quality for Reliable Power at All Times.

Where the Problem Starts

Most problems with diesel engines start in the fuel tank. Stored fuel has always suffered from degradation and microbial contamination, causing problems that are evident from the symptoms of fuel problems long before you realize that the real problem is in the bottom of your fuel tank. When your fuel filters become clogged long before they should, you see smokey exhaust, experience loss of power, and strange odors are coming from your fuel tank, then you need to look to the bottom of your tank. The problem is the fuel. For a complete understanding of the problem, read Understanding Diesel Fuel Problems (.pdf) of the the Guides available (see Guides Menu along the left side of this web page) to further explain your situation.

Many owners of diesel equipment and diesel repair professionals have heard or experienced the phenomenon where an organic slime, mistakenly identified as algae, is seen floating around in the fuel storage tank and the fuel filters are covered with a black, slimey coating. The actual problem is an infestation of a microbial or fungal organic nature. Water in the bottom of the tank provides the habitat The water comes from condensation, or from fuel fills that are contaminated with water.

The water in the tank acts as the ideal habitat for the microbes as they feed off additives in the fuel-water interface. The reproduction process of the microbes throws off a slimey material and produces acids. This slimy material is mistaken as algae (but algae requires sunlight to grow, and not much sunlight gets into fuel tanks). In addition, as diesel fuel degrades with age, and reacts with the acids from the microbial contamination, the asphalt component (the residual heavy component of the crude oil) that is normally in solution in the diesel fuel (and invisible to the naked eye) comes out of solution. This makes the fuel appear dark, sometimes black. As the asphaltene components in the fuel clings together, the fuel gets dark and, as the clumps of asphalt gains weight, these clumps sink to the bottom of the tank. They mix with the debris created by the microbes and accumulate as sludge in the tank bottom, sometimes looking like the tank was painted with roofing tar!

Solving Your Fuel Problems

You will see that there are two ways of handling the types of fuel problem described above. Mounting the Magnetic Fuel Conditioner in-line between the tank and primary filter right on the equipment works great. You need to keep the water out of the tank, and periodically use the AXI Diesel Fuel Catalyst additive AFC-705 Diesel Fuel Catalyst, an additive designed to clean the fuel tank. To understand how it works, read the In-line Fuel Cleaning Guide.

But, as explained in the In-Line Fuel Cleaning Guide, the Magnetic Fuel Conditioner only does its job when the vehicle or equipment is operating and running. Often the equipment that has the problem is only used occasionally, such as seasonally, or, as with backup power generator service, the fuel is kept for an emergency when the lights go out. So often, you don't know you have a problem until it shows itself when you need the equipment to perform the most. Planning ahead is critical. A Fuel Treatment System is needed long before the fuel is found to be foul, contaminated, degraded, and inefficient. It often is worse than just not working as the cost of unexpected maintenance and repair expenses result from using the degraded, contaminated fuel, such as fuel injector and fuel pump failure. Read theDetermining What Fuel Treatment System is Right for You Guide. The most basic system, and most economically priced system, is the TK-240 XT.

Using the Right Equipment

The base TK-240 is equipped to perform circulation of fuel in storage tanks up to 1,000 gallons. Whether the fuel is being stored on a "stand by" basis to power an emergency power generator, used to clean tanks in boats, farm or construction equipment, or in a repair shop solving customers fuel problems, this handy unit works great. For a complete understanding on why fuel circulation is so critical in the process of maintaining optimal fuel quality, read the Fuel Treatment and Continuing ManagementGuide. This paper describes large scale fuel treatment, but all of the principals apply to performing fuel polishing and tank cleaning on smaller storage tank installations and to problems with contaminated tanks in individual equipment units as well.

The TK-240 Portable Tank Cleaning System includes everything you need to circulate the fuel removing heavy debris, treat the fuel with the Magnetic Fuel Conditioner, and filter the fuel. Included in the TK-240 package are hoses (order extra length hoses as optional equipment if need in your particular situation), a Primary cleanable pre-screen filter to protect the motor/pump from damage, a Secondary spin-on filter that comes standard with a 3 µ water block/fine particular filter element, and the instruction manual; everything you need to start effectively and efficiently cleaning diesel fuel tanks.

Guides to Diesel
Fuel Management


The following five papers will explain how diesel fuel becomes a problem with age, and how our systems will solve these problems. Print them and show them to the Boss!

The TK-240 XT package includes several additional components that make the TK-240 more user friendly and makes it a complete package. Included in the XT package is the optional spill and drip tray that contains any fuel that may splash or leak during hose disconnecting, when the screen is disassembled for cleaning, or when the filter elements need replacement. The tray also provides a handy place to store tools and makes two-handed carrying easier.

Most importantly, an 8-oz, bottle of AXI AFC-705 Diesel Fuel Catalyst is also included. This bottle, with integral measuring, will treat 160 gallons of diesel fuel at the recommended "first time" dosage of 1 oz. additive to twenty gallons of diesel fuel, or 320 gallons of diesel fuel at the recommended "preventative maintenance" dose of 1 oz. additive to 40 gallons of diesel fuel. Depending on the climate in your region, a preventative maintenance dose should be used every 3 to 6 months to keep your tank clean, and a fuel polishing with the TK-240 should be done at the same time. Your experience may dictate a difference in the frequency of treatments.

Using the Right Fuel Additive

The AFC-705 Diesel Fuel Catalyst, and the AFC-710 Diesel Fuel Catalyst (for engines that require Tier 4 compliance) works "Hand and Glove" with the TK-240 Portable Tank Cleaning System. Although the TK-240 can pump water and sludge from the tank bottom, and then recirculates the fuel repeatedly to gradually polish the fuel, making the diesel fuel "clear and bright" the way diesel fuel with optimal combustibility looks and performs, the debris and organic matter in the tank still sticks to the tank bottom, walls, baffles, and top, and residual water remains on the tank bottom.

Both AFC-705 and AFC-710 Diesel Fuel Catalyst dissolves the debris off the bottom and sides of the tank putting this debris up in suspension in the fuel so that as the fuel circulates through the TK-240, the debris is removed. Also, the AF-705 Diesel Fuel Catalyst (but not the AFC-710) has a chemical component that will emulsify the residual water up into the fuel. Then, as the fuel is circulated through the Secondary filter equipped with the WBS-3 Spin On water block filter element, the water is captured and the fuel loses the hazy look and becomes clear and bright.

In colder temperatures, AXI AFC-805 is an Anti-Gelling broad spectrum fuel additive that ideal in cold weather applications where there is long term fuel storage, such as bulk fuel farms, winterized recreational and work boats and also smaller engines. AFC-805 should be used as part of any preventative fuel maintenance program. It will break down and remove sludge, slime, and bio-fouling from tank walls and baffles that are difficult to access.

For a complete understanding of the steps involved in polishing diesel fuel, read the Cleaning a Fuel Tank Guide. All of our fuel management systems work essentially the same, only on different scales to address different sizes of storage capacity and management requirements, but this guide explains the process in detail using the TK-240.

Sample Tank Bottom

If a tank has a straight-line access to the bottom of the fuel tank from the fuel fill hole or through another inspection port, a length of PVC or similar material pipe, 1/2 inch in diameter, can be used like a soda straw to sample what is in the bottom of a tank. Cut the pipe to length to allow insertion of the pipe to the bottom while allowing your thumb to cover the exposed end of the pipe. With your thumb over the end, insert the pipe to the bottom of the tank, remove your thumb so what is at the very bottom will rush into the tube to the level of fuel in the tank. Again place your thumb over the end of the pipe and extract the pipe, maintaining the liquid and other materials inside the tube. Place an empty clear plastic 2 liter soft drink bottle upright in the bottom of a empty 5-gallon bucket. Direct the end of the tube into the drink bottle (any spilled liquid will be caught inside the five gallon bucket). Perform this action several times. Allow the contents of the bottle to settle (ideally overnight) and inspect the materials in the bottom of the drink bottle. Any debris or water should be apparent.

If your tank is larger and using a tube to recover fuel, water or other debris from the bottom of the tank is not possible, you can use a Tank Sample (TS) Fluid Sampler. You can take 4 oz., 8 oz, or 16 oz. samples using the AXI Tank Sampler or you can use a hand-held Sample Pump (at bottom of the AXI Tank Sampler page) to remove a sample, as described on the Tank Sampler page.

Ongoing Vigilance in Keeping Water Out of the Tank

Water in the tank is often at the heart of having fuel problems. Water can get into the tank with a load of fuel, it can be from rain water entering the tank when the cap is not replaced or is left loose, and it can be drawn in as fuel is used from a tank as moisture in the air condenses and accumulates.

In some climates, you should check for water in your tank each month. In some locations where fuel quality from the supplier is suspect, it is smart to use Kolor Kut Water Finding Paste, or a similar product, to check for water after each time you take on fuel. Water may be mixed in with the fuel when it is put into your tank. If possible, allow 48 hours for the fuel to settle and the water to separate from the fuel and accumulate on the bottom of the tank. Then place some Kolor Kut Water Finding Paste on the bottom 4 to 6 inches of a rod or length of rigid PVC tubing and stick it to the bottom of the tank. The paste will change colors if it touches water and indicate if any water, and how much water, has accumulated in the bottom of your tank.

If water in the tank bottom is a problem, consider taking one further step to preventing problems in the future by utilizing the Water Eliminator. This handy product contains crystals that absorb water, but not fuel, and contains the water until removal and proper disposal, minimizing the chance to water being a habitat for future microbial contamination and for water to be picked up in the fuel and causing damage to engine components. Visit the Water Eliminator pages for more information.

Maximum Flexibility - Add the Option to use AC power when operating your TK-240

Sometimes the fact that the TK-240 and TK-240 XT is powered by 12-volt DC power, like being able to bring your fuel up to optimal condition when there is no AC outlet handy, is a great feature. But sometimes having the option of plugging in your TK-240 into a handy AC outlet would be nice. Consider adding a Converter that will allow any AC power from 90V to 305V AC Input to power your 12 V DC Powered TK-240. The optional Converter allows you to just plug in and clean that tank without worrying about draining the battery. This Converter has built-in active Power Function Control (PFC function), allowing the wide range of power input from 90 V to 305V without needing to set a voltage input. The Converter provides protection for short circuits, over current, over voltage, and over temperature. Other features include OCP Point Adjustable through output cable or internal potentiometer, compliance with worldwide safety regulations for lighting, and suitability for dry, damp and wet locations.

Fuel Quality Management - The Key to Engine Reliability & Performance

The TK-240 is the perfect addition to the "tool box" of technicians, maintenance facilities, garages, boat owners and service vehicles. It is an ideal way to provide fuel maintenance and tank cleaning services. The TK-240 may be used for lightweight lube oils, anti-freeze, water or as a bilge pump. (do not use with gasoline)

AXI® TK-240 Systems are designed around a self priming 240 GPH (910 l/hr) nickel plated brass gear pump. The quality filtration components are connected with corrosion resistant stainless steel plumbing. The Primary Filter is the TK-070 40-micron screen that may be cleaned and reused. This Primary Filter will catch coarse materials, sludge and any foreign objects that may cause damage to the pump. The Secondary Spin-on Filter elements are available in two choices: the WBS-3 3 micron Fine Filter/Water Block cartridge (standard), and the FFS-10 10 Micron particulate cartridge. A pressure gauge is installed on a fitting between the pump and the Secondary Filter to ensure optimal filter usage. As the Secondary Spin-on filter cartridge nears its useful life, and the accumulated debris begins to cause a fuel flow restriction, the pressure gauge will show into the red marked area of the gauge face indicating that the filter element requires changing.

The use of AXI® Fuel Catalyst AFC-705 is an essential part of any tank cleaning procedure, to more rapidly and efficiently decontaminate and clean the entire fuel system. AFC-705 removes sludge, slime and bio-fouling from tank walls and baffles that can’t be reached with the suction line. AFC-705 is a full spectrum fuel additive containing combustion catalyst, surfactant, detergent, dispersant, corrosion inhibitor, lubricity enhancers and fuel stabilizer that eliminates the need for expensive toxic biocides.

TK Replacement Spin-On Filter Elements and Miscellaneous Parts & Supplies

Fuel Filter Elements for TK 240
(purchased after March, 2016)


FFS-10 -- 10-Micron Spin-On Replacement Fine Particulate Filter Cartridge for TK 240

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FFS-10 Fine Filter Cartridge for TK-240, MTC, STS & Filter Heads - 10-Micron


Your Price: $19.00


WBS-3 Fine Filter plus Water Block Cartridge for TK-240, STS 6000 4 GPM - 3-Micron


Your Price: $26.00


FW-10 Filter Pliers for Changing Spin-on Filters


Your Price: $54.00


WBS-3 -- 3-Micron Spin-On Replacement Fine Particulate and Water Block Filter Cartridge for TK 240

FW-10 -- Filter Pliers for Changing Spin-On Filters


Filter Elements for Goldenrod
Filter Housing - Pre-March, 2016, the
TK-240 was equipped for these filter elements


TK 240 U-G -- Convert a TK-240 or TK-240 XT Portable Tank Cleaning System from using the Goldenrod Filter Housing and Goldenrod Filter Elements to a Spin-On Filter Head, allowing you to use spin-on filters that will filter down to 3-microns using the WBS-3, a 3-micron Water Block Filter, or the FFS-10 Fine Filter. The kit includes the filter head and stainless steel piping necessary to do the conversion (filter elements not included). Note the existing CI-20 pressure gauge is reused at the new location on the pipe fitting (see picture).

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TK 081 -- 10-Micron Replacement Particulate Filter Cartridge for Goldenrod Filter Housing

TK 082 -- 15 Micron Replacement Water-Block/Particulate Filter Cartridge for TK 080

TK 083 -- 40 Mesh (380 Micron) Cleanable Stainless Steel Cartridge for TK 080

TK 084 -- 80 Mesh (178 Micron) Cleanable Stainless Steel Cartridge for TK 080


Accessories for TK-240
Portable Fuel System


Converter -- Universal AC (90 to 305 V AC) input to 12 V (16A) output with built-in active PFC function. Protects against: short circuit, over current, over voltage and over temperature. Designed for indoor or outdoor installations (suitable for dry / damp / wet locations). 5-Year manufacturers warranty.

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Converter - 90 V to 305 V AC IN to 12V DC OUT


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TK 070 - T-Strainer with Clear Bowl 40 Mesh (380 Micron)


Your Price: $51.00


TK 020 - Teflon Thread Sealant 0.20 oz. - 6 ml Tube


Your Price: $7.00


TK 070 -- T-Strainer with Clear Bowl and 40 Mesh (380 Micron) stainless Screen (1/2" NPT ports / 3 37/64" Wide / 5 3/8" Height)

TK 020 -- Teflon Thread Sealant 0.20 oz. - 6ml tube

 


Hose for TK-240 Filter


TK 050 -- 1/2" Clear Reinforced Vacuum (Suction) Hose - priced $ per foot

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TK 050 - 1/2" Clear Reinforced Vacuum (Suction) Hose - $/ft.


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TK 051 - 1/2" Flexible Pressure (Discharge) Hose - $/ft.


Your Price: $6.00


TK 051 -- 1/2" Flexible Pressure (Discharge) Hose - priced $ per foot