why clean & dry oil is a must
Diesel bug is the contamination of diesel fuel by microbes such as bacteria and fungi.
Water can get into diesel fuel as a result of condensation, rainwater penetration or adsorption from the air — modern biodiesel is especially hygroscopic. The presence of water then encourages microbial growth which either occurs at the interface between the oil and water or on the tank walls, depending on whether the microbes need oxygen. Species which may grow in this way include:
bacteria — clostridium; desulfotomaculum; desulfovibrio; flavobacterium; hydrogenomonas; pseudomonas; sarcina
fungi — aspergillus; candida; fusarium; hormoconis resinae
Fuel companies agree that if left untreated fuel will remain reliable for just 6–12 months. After which fuel contamination (such as the diesel bug) begins to appear. Most industrial engine manufacturers now recommend a fuel conditioning programme to ensure the reliability of fuel.
Stored fuel for Backup Generators is particularly problematic as it is rarely used. A lot of stored diesel is in excess of 10 years old and the problems associated with this need to be addressed and managed to ensure that your back up generators will work when they are needed.
Modern diesel engines operate at such high pressures they are incredibly sensitive to fuel contaminants. Engine filters can easily become blocked, fuel injectors can become damaged and total engine failure can follow. This is a huge risk if the generator is trying to maintain emergency power for a hospital, datacentre or bank.
With CJC® Diesel Polishers installed, you ensure continuous clean and dry diesel, increasing uptime and extending the life expectancy of your engine components and your diesel . You also save money thanks to reduced maintenance costs and better fuel efficiency.
The Filter is the Difference
Other filter manufacturers use thin wall synthetic bag style filters, which don't do a good job of filtering fuel in the first pass and tend to let go of particles as they block. CJC® Filter Inserts on the other hand are thick walled and made of 100% natural cellulose fibres from sustainable resources: No metal, no plastics, and no chemicals.
Each filter removes particles, retains oil degradation products (oxidation, resin/sludge, varnish), and absorbs dissolved & emulsified and free water from the diesel.
This thick wall cellulose structure means all CJC® Filter Inserts have an oil filtration degree of 3 µm (micron) absolute. This means that 98.7% of all solid particles larger than 3 µm and approximately 50% of all particles larger than 0.8 µm are retained in one pass.
This is great news for your diesel engine, as studies have shown that particles of 3 micron or smaller can harmlessly pass through injectors and into the engine without blocking filters or damaging equipment.
Each filter also has a very large dirt holding capacity compared to the bag-type filters available on the market and can hold up to 4 litres of dirt.