Biodiesel Fuel Filtration
Ten years ago, a diesel engine did not require anything close to the level of filtration provided by Schroeder. With poor quality filters, the engine would still run – perhaps not as efficiently as it had the potential to, but it would run nevertheless. However, with today’s diesel engines, both the particulate and the coalescing filters must be of only the highest quality. HYDAC is proud to supply the Schroeder biodiesel filter, a product that delivers in both performance and quality – especially when used in a Tier 4 diesel engine.
Tier 4 Diesel Engines
When compared to Tier 1-3 engines, Tier 4 engines require a completely superior level of filtration to run, much less to run reliably and efficiently. Tier 4 diesel engines will now react more violently if the injectors are constantly bombarded by contamination. To put this into perspective, newly delivered bulk diesel fuel typically has an ISO cleanliness level of ISO 22/20/18 to ISO 21/19/17, but today’s injectors need to see fluid with a cleanliness level of below ISO 11/8/6 (aerospace cleanliness).
It’s important to be aware that the after-effects of poor filtration extend beyond black smoke and a lack of horsepower. Poor filtration in a Tier 4 engine can result in downtime and therefore lost revenue if the operator needs to replace a failed injector. These problems are both manageable and should not add cost. For the engine to run more efficiently and continuously, good filtration must be installed at the fill point, but the filters used and the higher level of filtration required can no longer be an afterthought. It must become the focal point of any operator. Filtration quality and the profitable operation of any Tier 4 engine will become directly intertwined to the point of being synonymous with each other.
How Clean Does My Fuel Need to Be?
As we transition into the new world of Tier 4 requirements and biodiesel filter systems, the answer to the question “How clean does my fuel need to be” will be – ISO 11/8/6 or better – and the most cost-effective way to consistently achieve this is through the use of the highest capacity, highest quality, particulate and coalescing filtration used at the point of dispense (at the bulk tank and on the engine itself). The engine filter can no longer be the only solution. There is simply not enough room in the engine, and the cost to address the cleanliness only at the engine will become too high. Now going forward, bulk fuel filtration must be ground zero and it must be of the highest quality. The filtration performance specifications are now important and users must pay attention to the specifications and mandate only the best.
It’s against this emissions reduction backdrop that Schroeder Industries developed its series of bulk / on-board, fuel-specific filtration products, such as the biodiesel filter. From an environmental, economic and regulatory viewpoint, they defined the critical elements our products needed to achieve customer needs. In doing so, they have laid the ground work now and for the future. While competitors approach with yesterday’s technology, Schroeder Industries is focused on being a world leader in the fuels filtration field by being positioned to real issues of today.
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- Bulk Diesel Mobile Filtration Units
- On-Board Diesel Filtration Products (Particulate and Coalescing)
- Biodiesel Purification Products
- Dry Wash Purification Products
- To Meet ASTM Standards for Cold Flow Properties
- Filtration Carts, Skids & Fuel Diagnostic Tools
If you want any further information on the Schroeder biodiesel filter or any of our fuel filtration systems, get in touch with us today.