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A fuel water separator
is a device that works to ensure clean fuel is delivered to the engine. Fuel
separators provide effective protection for engines used in automotive,
industrial, and marine applications. The separator removes water and solid
contaminants from the fuel before it reaches the fuel pump. When the fuel
contains a lot of water, it wears off the lubricants from the fuel injectors.
By removing contaminants, the device prevents the engine from getting clogged
up with solid material. Clean fuel enables the engine to run more efficiently.
It also prevents engine failure. Diesel and marine fuel separators are amongst
the most common types.
Remember that a poor fuel filter is the killer of a good engine.
In case of low quality filtration the engine performance will be reduced due to fouling.
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Diesel Fuel Water Separator
These are mostly made of aluminium. Diesel fuel separators are available in various sizes depending on the vehicle type. However, smaller separators need to be drained more often. Diesel fuel usually contains a higher amount of water than gasoline or other fuels. If unfiltered, this water together with dirt detracts from engine efficiency. It also makes driving a more laborious exercise. Unfiltered fuel also contributes to increased engine wear and tear.
Diesel fuel water separators collect filtered water which can later be drained from the engine during routine vehicle maintenance. Most separators have a sensor which lets you know when the water level is getting high. You simply remove the fuel tank drain plug attached to the separator which lets the collected water and dirt flow away. It is best to drain the separator often. If it gets too full it will not work well.
A diesel filter is a filter in the fuel line that screens out dirt and dust particles from the fuel, normally made into cartridges containing a filter paper. They are found in most internal combustion engines. The primary purpose of a diesel fuel filter is to protect the fuel system components of the engine. A diesel fuel filter must be designed to remove extremely small particles to prevent the premature failure of these components. Many diesel fuel systems contain several fuel filters including a primary and secondary filter, as well as a fuel screen located at the fuel tank or transfer pump. Diesel filters eliminate impurities present in the fuel in various ways:
- Contamination during production, transport, stocking, repairs, etc.
- Particles entering via the fuel tank ventilation system.
- Contamination by dirt and oxidation in the fuel tanks or pipes.
- Condense water in the fuel tank, due to changes in the temperature