Fuel Purification Process

Fuel Purification Process

Fuel Purification Systems

  • The fuel is pulled by vacuum from the main storage tank
  • The fuel is then pulled into the filtration canister by vacuum
  • The fuel is directed down through a thrash cone and is spun in a circular motion
  • The circular motion creates centrifugal force which forces the water to be separated

The separated water is then pulled to the bottom of the filtration canister by gravity. (Water is Heavier than Oil)

The water, after accumulating on the bottom of the canister and rising to engage the first water sensing probe, activates a valve and turns on a pump.

The removal of the water is achieved by opening a solenoid valve and starting a small pump which pumps the water into a containment vessel.

If the water containment vessel becomes full, the system will sense this and shut down until someone disposes of the water in the containment vessel.

Should water continue to rise past the first probe and engage the higher probe, then the entire system is shut down and an alarm is sounded that there is high water in the canister.

Meanwhile... The oil continues to rise to the top of the canister... Where it first has to go through 80 micron mesh metal screen... Then through 2 micron filters before entering hollow pedestals connected to a manifold and then exiting the canister.

The oil is then pulled down to the suction side of the pump and is pumped out the pressure side of the pump ad returns to the main storage tank.

This process continues on a daily basis until the bulk stored diesel fuel has undergone two complete tank volume changes per week.

The P.L.C has a clock that controls run times and is adjustable to accommodate many different tank sizes

There is also a containment area at the bottom of our system. If for any reason oil or water accumulates over 2 inches in this containment area, the system would sense this and automatically shut down.