Bulk Diesel Fuel Transfer Purification

Kaydon Filtration offers industry expertise and solutions to address contamination, slowing degradation and more when dealing with long-term storage and the effects of bulk diesel fuel transportation. Particulate entry, condensation formation and water intrusion are common issues for large-scale fuel transfer operations.

Free-breathing storage tanks, high humidity, and deliveries by pipeline, tank truck or barges, allow water to enter and accumulate in diesel fuel storage tanks. Over time, water settles out of the diesel fuel through natural separation and gathers in the low sump areas of fuel storage tanks. To preserve the quality of diesel fuel, it is necessary to remove particulate and water from the fuel transfer pipeline without mixing it back into the contents.

Kaydon Filtration bulk diesel fuel purification skid assemblies can be integrated into the fuel transfer pipeline to reduce harmful particulates and damaging water from entering mobile equipment fuel tanks. By reducing the amount of contamination entering the fuel tank, the full burden of filtration and water removal is reduced for the on-engine filters, which further helps provide the needed level of fuel cleanliness for today’s diesel engines.

Skid assemblies are listed below based upon diesel fuel flow rate.

Bulk Diesel Fuel Purification Product Selection Guide

Particulate and Water Removal 
(skid assembly with filtration vessel and fuel/water separator vessel)

Maximum Diesel Fuel Flow Rate (gpm / lpm) Recommendation(1)
60 / 227FC3S2-001
100 / 379FC5S2-001
200 / 757FC7S2-001
300 / 1136FC9S2-001

(1) Using KM-2 Filtration Element Media.  or use in applications not exceeding 150 psig (10.5 kg/cm2) operating pressure.

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