Make sure fuel is clean before it gets into today’s equipment

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The high fuel injection pressures on today’s diesel engines require a level of cleanliness not seen before, says Jim Doyle with Donaldson, speaking at The Construction Symposium, taking place today in Dallas, Texas.

Fleet owners must now make sure the fuel is filtered before it reaches equipment, Doyle says. Each time fuel is transferred — from pipeline, truck, tank, etc. — it can gain contaminants that can overwhelm on-board machine filtration systems. Bulk filtration systems can help you fight a host of problems caused by dirty fuel, including premature injector and pump failure. 

Doyle says filtration on bulk storage tank inlets reduce the risk of moisture and contaminants entering the tank. This not only helps protect the machines that eventually receive fuel from the tank, but also the fuel that is already present in the tank. 

The Construction Symposium, August 21-23, is part of Intersection 2012, a Randall-Reilly event held in conjunction with The Great American Truck Show and the TruckExpo, which start tomorrow at noon.