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Throwback Thursday: OP-4 vs. OP-6 Impeller Pump

Tiffany T. - Thursday, June 05, 2014
Reverso OP-4 and OP-6 impeller pump

Throwback Thursday has us time traveling. The oil change pump OP-4 (left) was replaced by the updated version OP-6 (right) several years back. The redesign featured more streamlined, improved switchguard and breaker on the end of the motor. The pump maintained the same convenient internal and external threaded ports and quick flow rate of 3 gallons per minute. As Reverso's best-selling oil change pump in the marine industry, we still receive calls to this day from boat owners that continue using their OP-4 to maintain their engine oil. Here are common questions we get asked:

Are there spare parts available for the OP-4?
Today's impellers (360010 and 360014) are compatible, however the new cover gasket does not fit to OP-4. The cover gasket is no longer available for the OP-4.

I'd rather not buy a new pump. What can I do since the motor on the OP-4 still works fine?
Reverso offers the OP-6 pump head assembly as a replacement part and can retrofit to the OP-4 motor. The simple procedure only involves 2 screws for replacement. The updated pump head will then allow you to purchase the repair kits and rebuild kits currently sold.

Watch Reverso's YouTube video for detailed spare part replacements.

Click here to see available spare parts for the OP-6 oil change pump.



Can You Count On Your Backup Power After A Hurricane

Tiffany T. - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Three Cummins Power Generation generators at a Jefferson Parish canal pumping station were located above the maximum high-water level and continued to operate as long as they had fuel.

Being prepared will make the difference between keeping the lights on and a generator that can't keep running using degraded fuel. Robert Hamilton, Sales Director at Cummins Mid South, shares some important lessons we all can learn from Katrina's aftermath in 2005. He explains how generator location, fuel choice, fuel re-supply, and lastly power system maintenance will improve your standby generator's reliability–especially during long-term outages. Whether you have a new install or an existing system, there are best practices to reduce vulnerability during critical power. Hamilton states, "by replenishing the diesel fuel supply on a regular basis and properly treating it, facility operators can be assured of a fuel supply that is free from contaminants and deterioration."

Contaminants like water and particulate accumulate in the storage tank and generator belly tank if left only partially full and diesel fuel is unused for as little as 3 months. If untreated, the diesel fuel can continue to degrade and those unwanted contaminants could lead to costly generator repairs and shutdown. Fuel polishing systems should be installed to get rid of them and improve fuel quality. The diesel is pumped out, filtered through the system, and returned to the same tank. Reverso manufactures commercial systems in a wide range to best accommodate a facility's needs. Wall mount versions can be permanently installed on single tanks and the portable Diesel Fuel Service Cart is ideal for servicing sites with multiple generators.

Read the full white paper
Lessons in emergency power preparedness: Planning in the wake of Katrina By Robert Hamilton, Sales Director, Cummins Mid South

See Reverso's Fuel Polishing Systems

Wall Mount Fuel Polishing System Wall Mount Systems Portable Fuel Polishing System Portable Cart System

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are calling on individuals across the country to Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step. Be sure you are prepared at your home and business this hurricane season.

Throwback Thursday

Tiffany T. - Thursday, December 12, 2013

This oil change system build dates back 12 years! We've made some improvements since then, but good design is timeless! Click here to see the current models we manufacture. Drawing by Gisella Macchiaroli.

reverso oil change system drawing

 

 

Reverso Fuel Polishing and Oil Change Systems Reviewed As One of Best Boat Equipment

Tiffany T. - Thursday, August 15, 2013
. Click here to see their full article with other great products on Cruising World.

Filtering the Market

Tiffany T. - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Separ Filter is the primary filtration in all of Reverso's fuel polishing systems. Get to know more about their presence in the North and South American market with their latest profile in Energy & Mining International's Summer 2013 Vol 2 issue.

 

Check out our equipment in the 48 Cantius' spotless engine room

Tiffany T. - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Complete Solution for Fuel Tank Sludge

Tiffany T. - Friday, April 12, 2013

The following article is provided by CAT's Electric Power Advisor website. Click here to see original article.

"Preventive maintenance for generator sets should include a check of fuel condition. Clean fuel going into a tank does not assure clean fuel coming out. Condensation can occur in fuel tanks, whether a generator set is in regular use or sits idle for lengthy periods. Microbial growth can occur with the buildup of water. As the microbes feed on fuel and water, waste falls to the bottom of the tank. These microbial droppings are sometimes referred to as algae growth, but it bears no resemblance to real algae. It is sludge-like in nature and acidic, and can cause significant damage to engines.

This waste material can not only clog fuel filters, it can damage fuel injectors, causing downtime and expensive repairs. There is only one complete way to clean your fuel of microbial sludge – fuel polishing. Before discussing polishing, consider the drawbacks to partial steps that are not as effective. You can drain water and sludge from the bottom of the fuel tank or put biocides in the tank. Draining the tank removes most of the sludge but doesn’t remove entrained water, allowing new microbial growth. Biocides kill microbes but do not address the issue of existing sludge. And when additional fuel is added to the tank, the sludge is re-suspended.

With stricter environmental requirements, tight fuel system tolerances and pressures approaching 30-thousand psi, the smallest of contaminants or emulsified water can damage the fuel injectors and/or clog fuel filters. Fuel polishing removes the particulate matter and entrained water to greatly reduce the possibility of damage to fuel system parts. The process essentially loops diesel fuel out of and back into the fuel tank. There are three stages as the fuel is looped through the system – a centrifuge, a conditioning magnet and filters. By using this complete process to treat fuel, you eliminate the need to drain tanks.

You can make arrangements to polish fuel in one of two ways. You can add a polishing unit to your tank on site or you can include the process in preventive maintenance agreements to be performed at prescribed times. Either way, the cost is relatively inexpensive when compared to the damage the contaminated fuel can do to engines, and the cost of renting generator sets when downtime occurs.

When you consider fuel polishing, remember to use a system that includes all three stages of treatment. Some competitive offerings simply put a hose on the bottom of tanks and suck sludge from the bottom. As mentioned earlier, that is not a total solution and certainly does not remove entrained water. Remember, fuel polishing does not replace, but rather augments the filtering of fuel as it enters the tank.

Fuel polishing is an important part of your fuel quality management and will help generator sets perform up to expectations, giving you fewer worries.  Please contact us for more information.

A special thanks to Dennis Albers with Carter Machinery for their participation in the development of this article."

Spring Savings

Tiffany T. - Thursday, April 11, 2013

UPDATE: SALE EXPIRED

Newly Installed Fuel Polishing On 50 Ft Ocean Alexander

Tiffany T. - Thursday, January 31, 2013
Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op installed two new John Deere engines with complete rewire and systems refit on the
50 foot Ocean Alexander, INSEQUENT. This project includes a Reverso 150 GPH fuel polishing system (Model FPS150R) to maintain clean fuel onb board. The entire design has the boat owner in mind for easy access and monitoring of fuel systems.



The 50 foot Ocean Alexander, INSEQUENT’s new fuel polishing and filtration system, is well designed and labeled to make the system accessible to boat owner.


The 50 foot Ocean Alexander, Insequent’s new fuel polishing and filtration system at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

See original post on Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-Op's blog.


Get Stable Diesel Fuel with UltraGuard+

Tiffany T. - Wednesday, January 09, 2013

UltraGuard™+ fuel additive keeps fuel stable for an extended storage period and is a unique multifunctional diesel additive that improves combustion and reduces emissions. More complete combustion results in emission reductions and increased fuel efficiency. It is designed to improve the overall performance of diesel equipment. Also, the demulisifiers keep fuel free of water and corrosion inhibitors protect the storage system and equipment.

A majority of fuel additives blends the water into the fuel. UltraGuard™+ will separate the water from the fuel.

A half gallon bottle will treat 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

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UltraGuard+ fuel additive


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