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Top Reverso Products from IBEX 2016

Tiffany T. - Thursday, October 13, 2016
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At the show, we presented a wide variety of products that make engine maintenance easier. These are our top 3 products that attendees favored the most.


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  Automatic Outboard Flushing System

Flush all outboard motors on a timer. After the single hose connection, press  start, and the system delivers freshwater to each outboard motor–one at a time. More info.
impeller pump image   OP-7 Oil Change Pump

Drain and fill with a lightweight and fast 7 gallon per minute impeller pump. More info.
oil change system image   Oil Change System

Make oil changes cleaner, faster, and easier for the engine, transmission, and generator. Drain oil and fill new oil with the same reversible pump. More info.

Solutions for Priming a Fuel System

Tiffany T. - Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Jessica Fernandes

Reverso FP-311 fuel primer and oil change system on boat


Because of it's fluid state (yes, pun intended!), it is imperative to filter diesel fuel before it enters the engine on any diesel fuel driven application. Understanding the impacts of fuel that is not properly filtered before it enters the engine is critical to ensuring reliable functionality of an engine and to preventing large, costly repairs.

Preventative maintenance plans are created to ensure filters are clean so they function properly to filter fuel. Why is it, then, that fuel gets poured (albeit a small amount) onto the brand new, clean filters allowing dirty fuel to enter the fuel system after the filtration step as a method of priming the fuel system?

We have an easy solution for you who are responsible for engine reliability, a fuel priming system! A fuel priming system can be used in portable or permanently installed applications. http://reversopumps.com/fuel-primers. The priming system is used to pump fuel from the tank into the fuel system, allowing the fuel to flow through the filtration system as intended. This system also purges air from the fuel lines ensuring proper functionality and preventing damage to the engine.

To take it one step further, add a pre-engine in-line filtration system, boosting the existing filtration system to ensure removal of water and sludge to a level of 2 microns, thus extending the life of your on-engine filtration system and ultimately protecting the engine.
For more information on these solutions, please contact Reverso Pumps at www.reversopumps.com or contact@reversopumps.com.

Original article from: LinkedIn

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.

 

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."

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.


The Low-Down on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel Boat Fuel

Tammy Anstett - Friday, November 18, 2011
The Low-Down on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel Boat Fuel - Anything to Worry About?

http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/magazine/SeaOct11_UltraLowSulfurDiesel.pdf

ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 17, 2011 - As a way to reduce particulate matter, ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), with only 15 ppm or less of sulfur, was mandated for use in most vehicles, boats and machinery as of December 2010. As a practical matter, however, ULSD has been around since late 2006 when 2007 model year vehicles with more advanced emissions control devices began requiring its use in cars. And since most fuel refiners don't have the capacity to offer more than one type of diesel, it's also been sold at marinas ever since.


During that time, the BoatUS Damage Avoidance Program has kept a close look out for any potential problems with the newer, environmentally-friendly fuel. Recently, the boat owner association's Damage Avoidance Program publication, Seaworthy, The BoatUS Marine Insurance and Damage Avoidance Report, investigated the issue and has these findings to share:

Lubricity: In diesel engines, having enough "lubricity" in the fuel is critical - without it, the engine would grind itself to a premature death. A lot of publicity has been given to ULSD because the process of removing sulfur from diesel fuel also removes much of the fuel's lubricity. Contrary to what some have said, however, lubricity is not a problem with ULSD. Minimum lubricity is a requirement of the ASTM-D975 diesel fuel standard and oil companies typically use a synthetic additive to return fuel to its pre-ULSD lubricity levels.  

Cetane: All diesel fuel must have a cetane rating of at least 40. Most regular diesel fuel has a cetane rating of 43 to 45, which should be fine for most boat engines.  The good news is that the cetane numbers remained the same with ULSD.

Gaskets: When the transition was made to low-sulfur diesel (LSD) in 1993, there were problems with leaking gaskets. Newer gaskets that resist leaking were developed, but there were some fears that the gaskets might not stand up to ULSD. After talking to numerous marina owners and engine manufacturers, leaking gaskets don't appear to be a problem.

Water and "Bugs": Microbial growth - bugs - need water to grow and have always been a concern with diesel fuel. ULSD holds less water than older, higher-sulfur fuels, which means that any water entering the tank is less likely to be absorbed and instead more likely to become a breeding ground for bugs. Biocides (and cold weather) kill the bugs but their tiny little carcasses pile up in funereal goo at the bottom of the tank. Tanks may need to be cleaned more often to prevent clogged filters and corrosion. The best defense is to keep tanks as full as possible (especially over winter storage) and keep a routine eye on the water separator.

Courtesy of NEWS From BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
BoatUS Press Room at http://www.BoatUS.com/pressroom 

 

Fuel Polishing Modules

Tammy Anstett - Wednesday, May 25, 2011


What Reverso Pumps Offers for $599

Everyone Else at $599

Fully operational Fuel Polishing Kit for Do-It-Yourself ease         
No
Cleans a 100 gallon tank in one (1) hour
Requires two (2) days
Integrated shut-down switch
No
Audio / Visual alarms
No
Digital Timer
No
Can polish 3,024 - 3,744 gallons per day
Can polish only 50 gallons a day
Available in DC 12V and 24V
No
Compatible with diesel, biodiesel and kerosene
Yes
Can be used as a circulation system
Yes
Compact size
Yes


Limited Time Sale - Diesel Fuel Service Cart

Gary Glass - Monday, May 16, 2011


UPDATE: SALE EXPIRED

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.







Fuel Polishing question - Effective Fuel Management - You Need a Plan

Tammy Anstett - Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Storage of diesel is often an overlooked area – a popular misconception is that diesel fuel is “good for life”.
The reality is very different.

To fully understand the issues at play, it is worth taking into account several areas:
• The Diesel fuel quality standard
• The specification of supplied diesel
• Known issues
• Recommendations from the fuel supplier
• Discovering issues before they become problems
• Short and long term solutions

To look at these issues, we have been in conversation with BP and have utilised their available library of fuel data.

To see the full report, click here.




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