Diesel Particulate Filter – Prevents Expensive Downtime
Diesel fuel is often stored for long periods, especially in tanks, which may be used infrequently. As a result, solid particles and water are often deposited on the bottom of the tank and can then damage pumps and sensitive components when switching on the motor.
What’s more, over an extended period of time, free water in a tank provides a breeding ground for pests, essentially micro-organisms such as bacteria, algae, fungus, etc… Both can quickly lead to blockage of the machine filter and damage the diesel injection system components. Therefore, levels of pollutants from the combusting engine are getting higher, leading to high costs, downtime, spare parts maintenance and repairs.
So, keeping dirt, water and micro-organisms out of diesel fuel is essential for the system as it will allow a reduction of a number of emissions and unburnt fuel from going out into the environment, saving fuel, money and reducing downtime. The use of the HYDAC Low Viscosity Unit LVU, such as LVU-CD10 and LVU-CD40, minimises contamination to a system, prevents expensive system downtime and the necessity of early and expensive disposal of diesel fuel.