Our solution: MLS Fuel Purifier
The MLS Fuel Purifier will remove water and solid particulates from even the dirtiest, most contaminated fuel. When used in conjunction with a conventional fuel water separator, they will work together to ensure that your engine is protected from harmful water and particles. The Fuel Purifier acts as the ‘first line of defence’ removing water in suspension, rust, beads of water, dirt, sludge, algae bloom and grit allowing the filters to do their job more effectively.
Fuel filters will last 3-5 times longer with the Fuel Purifier.
How to get the best quick results in a Diesel Bug environment:
Carry out any of the remedial actions discussed above. Install the MLS Fuel Purifier into the fuel line before the primary fuel filter. Add a biocide to the tank, run the engine or fuel circulation pump. Check and empty the Fuel Purifier bowl regularly. Remember, any water beads forming in the fuel will immediately cause algae to start forming in the right conditions. As such you might consider running a fuel circulation pump during the night when temperatures start to fall and condensation occurs.
Understanding Diesel Bug:
There are several types of algae and bacteria commonly known as diesel bug. Testing the fuel can identify which bug is affecting the fuel supply. This can be helpful in determining how best to treat the tank and to take other remedial action.
Bio-Diesel and Water:
Fuel legislation designed to reduce harmful emissions and increasing global demand for diesel has resulted in more and more bio-diesel finding its way into the fuel supply chain. The increased use of bio-diesel will increase the incidence of water contamination problems in diesel.
Why? Bio-diesel contains more water than petro-diesel (it is introduced in the production process), it is also hygroscopic - it absorbs water from the atmosphere.
Petro-diesel can absorb around 50 parts per million (ppm) of water whilst bio-diesel can absorb as much as 1500ppm – most global fuel standards recommend a maximum water content of 200ppm. As ambient temperatures rise water is absorbed into the fuel, as they fall the water condenses out of the fuel and forms free water at the bottom of fuel tanks. Free water can wreak havoc in your fuel system.
Poor fuel storage, bad fuel transfer and housekeeping practices, or simple human error, can easily result in water, sand, grit, rust etc in fuel, all of these can harm your engine.
If you cannot be sure of the quality of the fuel going into your tractors, excavators, generators or pumps the engines that power them could be at risk and you could end up with expensive repairs and downtime.
By setting extra levels of protection on your vehicle or equipment you can reduce the risk of costly damage due to contaminated fuel.