Our inhouse designed CTS Fuel Recirculation Unit was developed to prevent diesel fuel inside a storage tank from getting stagnant – particularly those with low usage such as generator back up tanks, that whilst not regularly used are of vital importance. When fuel sits stagnant for long periods of time, microbial growth known as diesel bugs begin to form, join together and create a nasty biofilm. By keeping the fuel moving and free of the contaminants that can get sucked into pumps, equipment and vehicles, costly damage and downtime can be avoided.
The fuel storage tank circulation system draws the fuel up from the front of the tank through the magnetic conditioner, which stuns the bugs, breaking them down into a size that will pass through a two stage water and particle filtration process to remove any impurities. The cleaner fuel is then circulated back into the tank, before the bugs have been able to group and create the nasty sludge.
The CTS storage tank recirc unit has an input for connecting to an alarm/gauge to detect a low fuel level and a leak probe for a drip tray (if installed). Benefiting from a control panel with large, coloured lights, any issues that need to be dealt with i.e. filter blocked, low fuel level, a leak or a system fault can be easily diagnosed. If the system identifies any of the above issues, the pump will turn off until necessary action has been taken as a safeguard. Complete with two BMS outputs, the control panel can also send a signal of this to warn users remotely.
There are two versions of CTS Fuel Tank Circulation System; one for circulating (50lpm) a maximum of 3000 litres per day for tanks up to 40,000 litres, and another for circulating (70lpm) a maximum of 4000 litres per day for tanks up to 70,000 litres. Tank contents should be recirculated every 28 days to prevent bacteria colonies from forming. Our systems are set to turn over 1.5 times the tank contents every 28 days to include a safety margin.
Watch the video in the tab below for more information on the costle problem of bugs in fuel.
Features of the CTS Fuel Recirculation Unit:
- Italian manufactured Piusi Panther Pump
- Purafiner magnetic fuel conditioner
- 30 micron water & 5 micron particle filter
- Timer to control the operation periods
- Flow switch to detect filter block and turn off pump
- IP55 control panel to alert of filter block, low level/leak/fault
- Input for low level alarm/gauge or leak probe
- 2 x BMS outputs for remote warning of above
- Mushroom style emergency stop button
- Versions for 40,000l & 70,000l tanks
- Suitable for diesel
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