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Generator Maintenance Tips from GenExpo 2016

Tiffany T. - Monday, July 25, 2016
GenExpo 2016 Products

Preventative maintenance on generators will ensure the engine starts and keeps running when you need reliable power. For prime power or backup, we shared the following tips at GenExpo to practice this maintenance more efficiently and effectively (e.g. diesel cleanliness, servicing filters, oil changes).

1 Automatic Fuel Polishing System


  A fuel polishing system maintains diesel cleanliness in bulk storage tanks, day tanks, and belly tanks. Diesel can begin to degrade after 30 days and can be faster in humid regions, with poor tank housekeeping, areas with unreliable refueling, and if the tank is not kept full. Dirty fuel is picked up by the permanently-installed system, passes the primary and secondary filtration, and the clean diesel is pumped back to the same tank. Optional enclosures are available for outdoor installations. The fuel polishing system will:
  • Ensure diesel in storage is free of water and particulate (i.e. improve fuel quality).
  • Prolong the lifespan of stored diesel (important when kept for backup power).
  • Avoid expensive engine repairs for corrosion and blown injectors.
2 Separ Filter SWK-2000 Series (link directs to Separ Filter site)


  We displayed a demo system of the SWK-2000 fuel water separator. This is the same filtration on the Reverso Automatic Fuel Polishing System. Install this in the fuel system (after the tank) to serve as a pre-filter before the engine. Separ Filter removes 99.9% of water and particulate down to 30 micron, therefore extending the time between maintenance of the engine-mounted filter(s). Separ Filter offers multiple sizes to match the engines' lift pump flow rate.
3 Fuel Primer
 

The electric fuel primer makes priming the fuel system of a diesel engine easier, faster, and safer than manually priming during routine filter changes. It pumps fuel into the lines to purge trapped air in the main feed line, primary filters, secondary filters, and engine. The bypass protects the system from pressurizing beyond the preset. On this pump the user will:

  1. Turn the valve.
  2. Hold down the momentary button to pump until the system is primed
  3. Release the button.
4 Hand Primer
  For smaller generators, or to only prime the filters, a manual hand primer can be installed in the fuel system. Separ Filter manufactures a compact one that pumps 0.85 oz. per stroke.
5 Oil Change Pump for buckets
  Complete faster oil changes with an electric oil change pump, especially if multiple generators are on site. This one is designed to sit on the lid of most 5-gallon buckets. Flip the switch to drain used oil into the bucket, move the hose to the new oil container, flip the switch the other direction to fill, and the job is done.

Three Point Approach to Fuel Cleanliness

Tiffany T. - Monday, March 07, 2016
Author: Jessica Fernandes

chart for three points

When it comes to diesel fuel cleanliness, there is no "one size fits all" solution. The solution is based on the needs. To understand the needs, you have to understand what the goal of the person or organization is regarding fuel cleanliness. What is it they are trying to accomplish? Are they trying to meet an ISO spec? Are they trying to reduce or eliminate water?

A simple, reliable way to know what issues exist is by conducting a fuel test. Fuel testing provides an indication of what is causing the diesel fuel to be unstable, be it water, sludge, or a combination of the two. Once it has been determined what the issue is, you can begin to create a solution to resolve it.

This is where the three point approach to fuel cleanliness is most useful. A solution is most effective when it encompasses all three tools. The first tool is a fuel polishing system which moves the failure point from the engine or equipment being fueled to the fuel storage tank. Better stated, address the poor fuel quality before it reaches the critical equipment.

The second tool is in line filtration which is installed in line, just before the on-engine fuel system. This provides a secondary failure point, again before the fuel reaches the critical equipment.

The third tool is fuel additive or stabilizer. This is used to stabilize fuel in harsh weather and remove emulsified water. These three tools, when used together, guarantee the cleanest diesel fuel, in turn protecting engines from damage and ensuring reliability of the equipment.

For more information on fuel cleanliness, please contact Reverso Pumps at contact@reversopumps.com. More information can also be found on our website at www.reversopumps.com.

Original article from: LinkedIn

Welcome Our New Industrial Sales Manager

Tiffany T. - Monday, February 22, 2016

Reverso Pumps, Inc., the leading manufacturer of oil change systems, pumps, fuel primers and fuel polishing systems, has appointed Jessica Fernandes to the position of Industrial Sales Manager. While she has a background in working with customers in all industries, her focus is diesel filtration for engine systems and long-term storage in construction, agricultural and power generation applications.


She will represent Reverso products through quality account management and education on the increased reliability through preventative maintenance. Coming from the power generation market, she has over five years experience in business development and managing client expectations. Her industry involvement combined with her account management skills makes her a valuable asset to the Reverso team.


To contact Jessica Fernandes for inquires, send your request to jessicaf@reversopumps.com

Click here to download the complete press release. Media Contact: graphics@reversopumps.com



Jessica Fernandes photo
 

Defender's Annapolis Boat Show Sale

Tiffany T. - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

Take advantage of the Annapolis Boat Show Sale at Defender's online store. Oil change systems, fuel polishing systems and transfer pumps are discounted just in time for winterizing your boat. Clicking the products below will direct you to Defender's website.

VA-2 for Oil
Valve manifold for use with oil only. Version with 3 valves also available here.
OP-6 impeller pump photo OP-6FV
Reverso's best-selling oil change pump. Reversible flow makes it easy to drain and fill oil. The FV version is also suitable for transferring diesel fuel.
GP-311BKT-01 photo GP-311BKT-01
This portable oil change system easily sits on top of a 5-gallon bucket (not included) to contain the used oil. Reduce your chances for a mess.
GP-3013 photo GP-3013
A light-duty, wall mount system makes it easy to service your engine, transmission and generator quickly and cleanly with the 3-valve configuration.
GP-3025 photo GP-3025
A medium-duty, wall mount system makes it easy to service your 2 engines, 2 transmissions and generator quickly and cleanly with the 5-valve configuration.
FPS150S26 photo FPS-150
150 gallon per hour fuel polishing system ideal for cleaning up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Sales ends 8AM on October 20, 2014.

UPDATE: SALE EXPIRED

Defender's 4th of July Sale: Reverso Fuel Polishing Module

Tiffany T. - Thursday, June 26, 2014

 


UPDATE: SALE EXPIRED
Defender's 4th of July Sale Reverso FPM-150 Fuel Polishing Module

Reverso List Price: $995
Defender Reg. Price: $954.99
Defender Sale Price: $878.59  Buy Now

The only true Fuel Polishing Module available for the do-it-yourself boater to maintain clean diesel fuel. Just add the filter of your choice (not included). Easy to install module consists of a pump, visual/audio alarm and digital timer, and is capable of cleaning a 150 gallon tank in 1 hour.

Compatible with with most standard filters (not for gasoline).

Download Product Information

UPDATE: SALE EXPIRED

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.

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.

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.



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