Emissions directives are raising the standards for diesel fuels. As a consequence, suppliers must guarantee that there is less contamination and lower water content in their fuels. The increasing percentage of biodiesel has the additional effect that existing systems must be retrofitted with diesel conditioning systems.
The LowViscosity Unit LVU-CD-10 from HYDAC is intended for offline filtration. It removes solid particle contamination and free water from diesel fuel.
Diesel fuel is often subject to long storage periods, especially in tanks which may be used infrequently. Solid particle contamination and water often settle on the bottom of the tank and are sucked into the pump when it is turned on. In addition, over an extended period of time free water in a tank provides a breeding ground for diesel fuel pests (microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, fungus, etc.). Both can lead to blockage of the machine filter and to damage to diesel injection system components. The consequence: inpermissibly high levels of dangerous emissions from the combustion engine. This leads to high costs for down time, replacement parts, maintenance and repairs.
The use of a LowViscosity Unit LVU-CD-10 minimizes contamination to a system and prevents expensive system down time. It also helps to avoid the necessity of early and expensive disposal of diesel fuel.
The LVU-CD-10 is used for portable and stationary emergency generators (e.g. in hospitals, shopping centers, power plants), tanks on portable machines (e.g. agricultural and forestry machinery), storage tanks (e.g. for agriculture and mining) as well as for yachts and pleasure boats.
- Greater system availability
- Reduced risk of diesel pests thanks to separation of free water from diesel fuel
- Care and dewatering also possible when the combustion engine is turned off
- Can be used flexibly thanks to adjustable transfer pumping function (continuous or time-controlled)