A 3-in-1 Diesel Fuel Service Cart (DFS Cart) that efficiently removes water and bacterial growth from diesel fuel that can damage pumps and injectors.
The mobile system polishes diesel fuel in storage tanks, as it is dispensed, or after it has been sitting unused in an engine/belly tank for an extended period. The compact, lightweight DFS Cart can be maneuvered and operated by one person. The DFS Cart has audio/visual maintenance alarms and shutdown for clogged filter and high water level.
Starter Pack #2 contains: (1) cart, (1) manual nozzle, (1) nozzle holder, (1) flow meter, (1) seal kit for filter, (1) 10 micron element #04010, and (1) 60 micron stainless element #04060S
LTL Freight quote required and charged separately.
System with CSA approval is available. Please call (954) 522-0882 for more information.
Flow Rate: 600 GPH / 2,271 LPH
Voltage: 110V 60 Hz single phase with AC plug
1" I.D. Hose Length (suction): 15 ft / 4.5m
1" I.D. Hose Length (discharge): 15 ft / 4.5m
Filter: Separ Filter SWK-2000/40MK with 30 Micron paper element installed
Diesel Fuel Service Cart FAQs
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.
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.
How long should I run the polishing cycle?
For the first time, we recommend turning the fuel three times. Therefore, for a 1200 gallon tank, with a 600 GPH system, will need to run for six hours. The six hours can be completed over a course of several days.
Run Cycle =
Volume of the tank x 3
Flow Rate of the FPS
Afterwards, the system can be run to cycle the fuel tank once per month, or more frequently based upon the environment, tank-housekeeping, and usage.
How long will the element last? How often should I replace the element?
How dirty is your fuel ? Unfortunately, there is not single answer this question.
The time it takes before the filter element reaches max dirt load can vary from 10 minutes to 300 hours. It is completely dependent on the dirt load and type of contamination in the tanks.
Often we find masses of solids settle in the bottom of tanks, and these can clog elements, quickly. It is for this reason that we have the 60 micron Stainless Steel element. This can simply be backflushed, a procedure detailed in the operating manual.
When clogged, the stainless steel element can be removed, and cleaned for reuse. When using our standard 10 or 30 micron paper elements, the number of times it can be backflushed depends on the type (sticky or not) of dirt lodged in the element.
For mobile tank cleaning where the tank is dirty to begin with, we recommend the use of the 60 micron stainless steel element. This can be removed and cleaned many, many times. It is best to have two stainless steel elements, so that the machine can continue to work during the element cleaning process.
Once the 60 micron filter comes out clean, then you can switch to the 30 micron paper element and continue the process. This will prevent the expenditure of a large number of paper elements.
Can I install longer hoses?
The suction hose should not be longer than the length provided with the system, because it is based upon the suction capability of the pump. The deliver hose can be replaced with longer hose, but keep in mind you may experience a lower flow rate due to additional distance the pump will have to push the fuel.