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Diesel Fuel

What are some concerns with diesel fuel?

Water and particulate are continually accumulating and depositing in all fuel storage tanks. The condensation process goes on day and night, and if the tank is steel, this sets up the possibility of rust contamination.

Additionally, when water and fuel combine, bacteria growth becomes a concern. As this contaminated fuel is transferred in the distribution system, it can pass through as many as eight to ten different tanks before it finally reaches your vehicle. In some of these transfers, the fuel may be filtered in some manner—often it is not.

Another reason to focus on cleaner fuel is manufacturer’s recommendations. They demand ONLY the highest quality fuel entering the cylinders, and fuel pressures today are higher than ever. For example, Bosch mechanical-type fuel pumps have pressures set as high as 17,000 PSI. In their electronically controlled engines, HEUI-type Unit Injector Systems used by Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, and Navistar have fuel pressures up to 28,000 PSI.

As the fuel is transferred from the tank to the engine, you have little opportunity to catch and hold any contaminants. With these types of pressures, the smallest particle of water or solid contaminant can do a lot of expensive damage in a very short time and cost much more than the investment in proper filtration. The bottom line is that you need clean fuel from your source tank.

The Solution: COMO Filtration Systems

With a wide variety of equipment configurations, COMO Filtration can solve the problem. COMO Filtration Systems remove all solid particles from the fuel system, as well as unwanted water. This reduces downtime and extends the life of the injection pump, injectors, and primary filter, thus extending the life of the engine.

COMO Diesel Fuel Blending Systems filter both the fuel oil and used crankcase oil, and then mix the two together to a desired ratio. These units are available in all sizes, from small portable units to large automated systems. The U.S. Military, power generation facilities, trucking firms, and countless other industries determined to make the most of fuel-management techniques utilize COMO Diesel Fuel Blending Systems.