Diesel Fuel Storage Tank Filter Preheater Stops Gelling

Thu December 18, 2014 - National Edition

Cold weather impacts operations in many ways. Gelling of diesel fuel plugs up fuel filters and stops engines. Not only is this a problem for operating vehicles and equipment in the field but it also becomes a very basic threat to all operations when the filter on the dispensing pump for the fuel storage tank plugs up.

Refueling cannot continue until the plugged filter is replaced. This situation is frequently repeated until the cold weather abates. Mechanics struggle to keep up with the filter changes costing additional labor plus the cost of the replaced filters.

E Tip’s universal bulk tank filter preheater was designed to prevent gelling in this vital filter and enable continuous refueling of vehicles and equipment without additives or blended fuel. The bulk tank filter preheater is most needed for above ground bulk fuel storage tanks but even below ground fuel storage tank filters are affected in extreme cold.

The bulk tank filter preheater 120v warms the fuel as it passes through, eliminating the gelling. The thermostat controls the temperature to prevent gelling and maintaining the temperature even in continuous flow. There is no longer a delay in fueling because of a plugged filter from gelling. This preheater fits filters that are 4 in. (10 cm) diameter by 10 in. (25.4 cm) tall. It is held in place by three springs and nylon ties and is easy to install and remove.

Priced at $225.00, it is covered with a three year warranty. Quantity discounts are available.

For more information, call 800/530-5064 or visit www.etipinc.com.