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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.

September Special - Free Additive with DFS Cart Purchase

Tammy Anstett - Friday, September 16, 2011
 
 
Increased Combustion Efficiency and Less Maintenance  

ILFC Ten 35 Combustion Catalyst, Burn Rate Modifier and Lubricant offers complete combustion thereby producing more useful energy while reducing soot and smoke. It’s also highly concentrated – 1 oz. treats 80 gallons of diesel fuel.  

ILFC Ten35 Provides:

  • Greater Fuel Efficiency
  • Stabilized Fuel in Storage
  • Reduced Combustion System Wear
  • Reduced Particulate              

ILFC Ten35 Helps:

  • Demulsify Fuel
  • Inhibit Fuel Tank Corrosion
  • Eliminate Algae Growth
  • Prevent Catalytic Oxidation
 
A Primary Filter is Already in Place – Use It to Polish Your Fuel

The only true Fuel Polishing Module available. Just add the filter of your choice.

  • Easy to install module turns any filter into a comprehensive fuel polishing system.
  • Works with most standard filters. Choose the filter that suits your needs. (e.g. Separ Filter, Racor, Fleetguard, Yamaha, Sierra, Baldwin, Cummins, Mallory, Dorman, Fram, etc.)
  • Compatible with middle-distillate fuels and fuel oils (not gasoline)
 
 
Learn More About Portable Fuel Polishing

You can have the efficiency of a built-in system with the convenience of portability. With a 630 GPH (2,400 LPH) flow rate, the DFS Cart provides the power necessary to remediate and clean tanks up to 3000 gallons. Utilizing a Separ Filter, the Cart eliminates sludge and water buildup in the tank, has 99.9% water separation (Certified TUV report using SAE J1839) and 99% particulate removal.

An electronic control box with 5-hour mechanical timer, LED indicators for element replacement and backflushing, safety shutdown and alarms for clogged filter and water make cleaning your diesel fuel easy, convenient and economical. Learn more here.

 

Limited Time Sale - Diesel Fuel Service Cart

Gary Glass - Monday, May 16, 2011


UPDATE: SALE EXPIRED

Fuel Polishing - The Reverso Difference

Tammy Anstett - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Reverso Pumps DFS Cart Difference





Fuel Polishing - Diesel Fuel Service Cart

Tammy Anstett - Monday, May 09, 2011
The Diesel Fuel Service Cart (DFS Cart) from Reverso Pumps, Inc. is the first portable 3-in-1 fuel polishing system on the market that is lightweight, streamlined and designed to meet exacting industry standards for safety and efficiency. The compact DFS Cart can be maneuvered and operated by one person and wheels easily up to a vessel, tank or equipment. It also can easily go up-and-down stairs due to the built-in skids.

The DFS Cart utilizes the world-class 5-stage Separ Filter fuel/water filtration system that removes water and 99.9% of particulate from diesel fuel. Unlike competitor carts, the Reverso Pumps DFS Cart has numerous safety and environmental features including maintenance alarms, clogged filter alarms, a drip pan for spillage, shut-off valves and water level shutdown features.

The DFS Cart not only polishes stored fuel in underground and above-ground storage tanks, but also cleans the fuel when dispensing into equipment or polishes the fuel already in tanks.

Learn more here.


Fuel Polishing question - Injector Failures

Tammy Anstett - Thursday, May 05, 2011
A common question we receive:
…“One of the worst problems we face with the reliability of our engines is the effect of bad fuel on the fuel injection system. This is true for most diesel engine manufacturers that make use of the latest technology in their electronically controlled engines. Although the manufacturer specifies water separators as primary fuel filtration (10 microns) and a 2 micron high efficiency secondary fuel filter system, we still have issues (even using the fuel they recommend) due to the quality of the fuel that is standard in our environment… We find that even with the best precaution methods, injectors have premature failures due to free water that bypasses all the systems in place. What else can we do to reduce system failures due to fuel?”
– Application Engineer

Answer:
We understand your problem and agree that today’s high-tech engine fuel systems have an Achilles Heel - Water.

Our fuel polishing systems, utilizing Separ Filters, remove up to 99.9% of all water and particulate. The best way to illustrate the need for and success of these systems is to showcase the following case. This photo below is from the U.S. Embassy in the UAE taken by Embassy staff.

Their problem was similar to yours in that they had fuel deliveries that were badly contaminated with water. This water destroyed several Cummins injection pumps and countless injectors. The picture (below) is the before and after just one (1) pass through our fuel polishing system. Since they started using the Portable Cart system, they have not had a single fuel-system related failure.







Customer questions regarding Fuel Polishers

Tammy Anstett - Friday, October 15, 2010
Here are some good questions we have received lately from customers regarding our Fuel Polishers. All of these answers (and many others) are located in our FAQ section.

How can we know that diesel is flowing from inlet to outlet? Is there a minimum reading on the vacuum gauge to indicate that?

You cannot tell from the vacuum gauge if fuel is flowing. The pumps are capable of creating a vacuum in the filters when fuel is NOT present. One method for determining if flow is present is to check the discharge hose. When you first start the unit, you listen to the pump. Depending upon the length of your inlet hose, and the height of the suction lift, it will take from 30 seconds up to a minute to take suction. As liquid reaches the pump you will hear a change in pitch and volume from the pump. At the same time you will see the black needle on the vacuum gauge move to the left. How far this moves is a function of the length and diameter of the hose, as well as the height of the suction lift. The lower the number the better, as the gauge reads the total system vacuum, and not the condition of the filter.  The best method for determining flow, and measuring it, is to install our optional flow meter to the outlet of the system.


How do I prime the fuel system?

If the pump does not take prime in the first minute, or this is the first time the unit has been run, it may be necessary to prime the system. There are several ways in which to do this. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to attach a very short hose to the inlet of the system, and place the hose into a container of diesel fuel, start the system, and allow the pump to run until the 2-3 gallons of fuel have been moved thru the system. If this is not possible, remove the lid of the filter, remove the filter element and spring cage. Instructions for removing the lid, and filter element are contained in your operating manual. Manually fill the filter housing with clean diesel fuel. Replace the filter element, and spring cage. Re-install the lid and tighten lid screws to proper torque. Proper torque specifications are located in your operating manual. It is suggested to install a foot valve, check valve, or non-return valve to ensure that system maintains its prime after initial prime.


Is there Dry Run protection for the pump?

The pump is not equipped with "Dry Run" protection. The operator must pay attention to the machine.   Normally, our systems are used to circulate fuel in a tank - pull fuel from the tank, and return it to the same tank. In this scenario, it would be very unlikely that the pump would ever run dry.  If your application is different, (such as pulling fuel from multiple tanks or using the system as a clean fuel dispenser), then running the tank / pump dry is more likely.

What is the high-pressure alarm?

The high-pressure alarm is used in situations where the discharge line can be closed with either a valve or hose kink.  This will protect the system and prevent hoses bursting which could leak fuel.  The high-pressure alarm is used on units equipped with a gear pump. This protects the pump from damage due to high pressure caused by closing the discharge or accidentally blocking the hose. It prevents excess current in the motor. Units equipped with the vane pump do not have this safety as the vane pump is equipped with a built in pressure bypass.

Question from customer regarding Separ Filters

Tammy Anstett - Monday, October 04, 2010
We received a great question from a customer the other day and I know that many of you have asked similar ones in the past. Here's the Q&A. And don't forget to check out our FAQ section regularly. We are always adding more information.

Question:  I have installed four Separ Filters on two haulers and two loaders. The filters get stuck very easily and fast. We even have to take off the valve in order to liberate the bowl. Should we clean the filter more often?

Answer: If the filter is equipped with a vacuum gauge you can monitor it and do a back flush at about 8-10 inches of vacuum. This will extend the life of the filter. There are two other options that you may want to consider as well.

1. Clean the fuel with a portable fuel polishing/dispensing cart when the equipment is fueled.  Click here for more info.

2. Install a second filter as a strainer with a 60 micron cleanable stainless steel element in from of the primary filter. This will have no effect on the restriction to flow and will remove much of the heavy dirt and water before it get to the primary 30 micron element, as seen on this John Deere combine.

Reverso product at the IBEX Innovation Awards

Gary Glass - Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We are proud to be exhibiting at the International Boat Builders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) this month in Louisville, Kentucky.

Our newest product, the Diesel Fuel Service Cart, is entered in the IBEX Innovation Awards and can be viewed during the show at the New Product Showcase as well as our booth (#747).

Make sure to stop by and visit with John to learn more about the latest innovation in portable fuel polishing.







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