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Sept. 17, 2014 — The quality of today’s diesel fuel has not advanced; in fact, it has deteriorated, with today's fuel containing more water than the fuel of just a few years ago.
Water is the greatest concern because it is the most common form of contaminant. Water may be introduced into the fuel supply during fueling when warm; moisture-laden air condenses on the cold metal walls of fuel storage tanks or because of poor housekeeping practices.
The effects of water in diesel fuel can be serious. Water displaces the diesel fuel, and when fuel is displaced, wear occurs because lubrication is then absent.
Water also means microbes. The problem is compounded once microbes are present: Bacteria + water + oxygen = more bacteria + carbon dioxide + more water. None of these scenarios is good for fuel.
Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering has developed a new Model 5x32 “Fuel Purifier” that removes 99.997 percent of the visible water at flow rates up to 12 gallon per minute and over 95 percent of the large contaminants found in diesel fuel.
This is all done without the use of replaceable, changeable, or cleanable filter elements. There are no moving parts, except the fuel inside the purifier. There are no elements to clean and dispose of, only the purging of the water and particulates.
This new model is ideal for those who need to incorporate a fuel polishing system into a fuel storage tank. Dieselcraft manufactures models to fit any application.