Clean diesel fuel is more critical than ever – it protects today’s locomotive size engines from premature wear and prolongs the life of on-board fuel filters. To safeguard an engine’s performance and reliability, particulate contamination in diesel fuel must be controlled. Standard on-board fuel filters are not designed to handle high levels of contamination. In order to prevent frequent change outs of on-board filters and prevent mechanical failures, fuel cleanliness levels need to be controlled throughout the entire fuel supply sequence.
During refining, distribution, and storage, fuels are subject to contamination from dirt, rust, water intrusion and condensation, microbial growth, and oxidation. If allowed to enter the fuel tank during transfer, these contaminants can lead to prematurely plugged filters, damaged components, decreased combustion efficiency, and even system failure.
Today’s sensitive high-pressure diesel fuel injection systems demand complete removal of damaging water and solid contaminants. At the same time, fuel additives mixed with diesel and biodiesel have made fuel contaminant and water removal more challenging than ever before.
The FBO filtration assembly can be used on mobile refuelers or installed in refueling cabinets. The unit can also be used for diesel fuel dispensing pumps or as a primary fuel filter/water separator on large diesel engines. The FBO assembly features a locking ring collar, which attaches the filter housing to the aluminum die-cast filter head with four bolts. The closure hardware allows maintenance personnel – even one person – to easily change out the filter cartridge element.
No matter how carefully gasoline and diesel are refined and handled, contaminants will find their way into fuel during transfer and storage. Water is an engine’s primary enemy and can condense directly from air during normal day/night heating and cooling cycles. The presence of water facilitates microbial growth, which leads to fouling, increased corrosion, and damage to fuel system components. Additionally, rust particles and chips from corroding tanks and piping, as well as air-blown silica and dirt, can lead to clogged filters, reduced combustion efficiency, and even engine failure.
Dirt and water are practically unavoidable in stored fuel. Their presence often leads to the formation of bacteria, corrosive acids, and rust, which can cause plugged filters, damaged components, decreased combustion efficiency, and, in severe cases, system failure.
Modern fuel injection systems require fuel be free of both particulate and water contamination. Baldwin fuel filters keep fuel clean and engines running at maximum efficiency. Filters with an open port for a bowl will accept the Original Equipment (OE) water collection bowl. New fuel systems operate at higher pressures (up to 60,000 psi) and tighter tolerances than ever before. Microscopic particles in the fuel, as small as 2-3 microns, can cause abrasive wear severely damaging the fuel injection system and other high-pressure engine components. Baldwin Filters offers more than 650 different fuel filters, fuel managers, coalescers, and fuel/water separators to protect your engine.
Dirty fuel is a fact of life. Hastings fuel dispensing filters clean fuel before it reaches the vehicle, helping to prevent premature parts wear and to keep engines running at maximum efficiency. Modern fuel injection systems require fuel be free of both particulate and water contamination. Microscopic particles in the fuel, as small as 2-3 microns, can cause abrasive wear severely damaging the fuel injection system and other high-pressure engine components. Hastings heavy-duty filters are designed to meet or exceed OE performance. They provide the protection your equipment needs for optimal performance and to maintain warranty coverage.