Tech Topic - The Importance of Clean Fuel
The Importance of Clean Fuel:
Fuel filters are designed to keep the fuel supply as clean as is required by removing particulate matter or debris that could disrupt engine combustion or cause premature injection system wear.
Delivering the cleanest fuel possible to the high pressure pump and injectors is an absolute priority.
High-pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel systems have exacting cleanliness requirements with no tolerance for wet or contaminated fuel. Even the smallest particles can cause significant damage to fuel system components, resulting in hard to start faults, performance loss, reduced fuel economy, expensive repairs and unscheduled downtime.
In order to protect fuel systems, many diesel engine manufacturers now specify the required cleanliness level of supplied fuel. In-tank contamination in excess of the OEM's requirements may have warranty implications and compromise the on-board filtrations ability to protect precision fuel injection system components.
Fuels typically leave refineries clean, however contamination levels may increase throughout the shipment and distribution process. Many contaminants in fuel occur as the result of poor handling practices and aged or inappropriate infrastructures.
Common contaminants include: rust, scale, airborne dust, various types of oxidation sludge, bacteria, water (from condensation, rain or wash water) or fuel additives that have become unstable.
Your on-engine fuel filters are your last-line of defence against damaging contaminants. It’s more critical than ever before that today’s fuel filters remove and retain harmful contaminants from the fuel supply. Remember – A blocked filter has done what it was designed to do, load with contaminants. Never install a more open or coarser filter to extend element life, you will be allowing greater amounts of harmful contamination downstream to expensive components.
Donaldson offers a complete range of fuel filtration products to protect your fuel systems, injectors, pumps and engines. For more information visit Donaldson.com or visit your Local TWL Centre.
Clean and Dry Kit
The perfect product for your on-site fuel tank 2000L and above, with systems to suit all sized tanks and fleets. This P506073 kit is *Ideal for tanks flowing 50,000L to 400,000L P/A, The perfect product for your on-site fuel tank 2000L and above, with systems to suit all sized tanks and fleets. This P506073 kit is *Ideal for tanks flowing 50,000L to 400,000L P/A, cleaning fuel to OEM specification.
*Dependant on fuel quality, environment and servicing.
Bulk Fuel Tank Kit - P902973
Upgrade your Farm Tank or Tow Behind Tank. Works on gravity feed or pumps.
• Absorbs water
• 10 Micron