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Fuel pickup system that delivers cleaner fuel to diesel engines

Key facts

up to30,000continuous hours of operation
typically5%fuel economy improvement
typically 5%CO₂ emission reduction
typically4xmore efficient in water separation
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Minimises fuel consumption

By mitigating fuel contamination, this solution improves the engine’s thermal efficiency and, in turn, its fuel consumption

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Limits harmful emissions

This solution maintains factory-level emissions standards by helping engines burn cleaner fuel

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Increases machine uptime

It also improves machine operation by reducing contamination and premature wear in the fuel and engine system

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Reduces unplanned maintenance

By extending the life cycle of the engine, any unforeseen maintenance issues or unplanned downtimes are mitigated

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Fewer component replacements

This solution also improves the life span of all components, from fuel injectors and fuel pumps to fuel filters

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Reduces TCO

By doing all this, the reliability of your diesel engines improves, and the Total Cost of Ownership decreases

Floating fuel pickup delivers clean fuel from the top of the tank to the engine, leaving contaminants at the bottom of the tank.

Main features

  • A simple and robust design comprised only of functional parts

  • Uses a fuel pick-up float device to ensure that only the cleanest fuel from the tank is being used

  • Operates at the top of the tank where the fuel is cleanest, and pulls from the sides rather than the bottom

  • Continues to supply clean fuel to the engine even when there is as little as 10% fuel remaining

  • An in-tank, fit-and-forget solution that requires no maintenance and is proven to have a long operational life

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Full description

Fuel contamination in diesel engines is responsible for 80% of machine breakdowns and unplanned maintenance. For mining operations, this can seriously compromise productivity, increase operating costs, and result in huge financial losses.

Diesel fuel contamination also threatens fuel economy and thermal efficiency, leading to an increase in harmful emissions. The solution? An in-tank, fit-and-forget product that prevents harmful contaminants from entering the fuel pickup pipe.

The challenge

There are many contaminants endemic to diesel fuel, including sediments, microorganisms, and even water. Because of their greater density, these settle in the bottom 10% of the fuel tank. Traditional fuel pickup pipes in diesel engines draw from the bottom 5% of the tank, allowing contaminants to enter the fuel, cause wear to the engine’s internal components, and increase the risk of engine failure.

The challenge with most fuel contamination solutions is that they require constant upkeep and replacement parts. Over time, this becomes expensive, and leads to many hours of equipment downtime and lost productivity.

The approach

This patented technology is the only aftermarket solution that requires zero maintenance and no replacement parts. Its innovative floating pickup pipe avoids sucking up fuel from the bottom of the tank, where the harmful contaminants settle, and instead draws fuel in from the top of the tank, where it’s the cleanest.

This product can be installed in under two hours and works instantly so you can start reaping the benefits immediately. It’s also built to last, constructed from high-grade materials and capable of operating in temperatures ranging from -30°C to 50°C. This makes it ideal for the remote, hazardous locations of mining sites, providing an unrivalled level of equipment reliability so that you can maximise mine productivity.

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Tech specification

Min FuelFlow/Engine Power
240l/hr(<150KW/201hp)
Max FuelFlow/Engine Power
None
Operational Temperature
-30C to +50C
Warranty
5 years
Top plate
Stainless Steel
Baffle
Stainless Steel
Dynamic Float
Plastic Hydrocarbon Resistant
Flexible Fuel Line
Plastic Hydrocarbon Resistant
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