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Mobile pumped filter system for fuel now available

Vortex mobile fuel filter
Fuel leaving this unit will be cleaner than a forecourt pump.
Vortex De-pollution Systems have launched a mobile pumped filter system for fuel which claims to clean the fuel to a higher level of filtration than forecourt pumps.


The first stage in the fuel cleaning process is a stainless steel filter. This is a 150 micron spun cotton filter which takes out any large particles from the fuel. It then passes through an air powered, double diaphragm pump into a Racor 5 micron filter and water separator. At this point the fuel is clean and ready for use.

The unit can be supplied with a variety of options including flow and volume metres, dispensing nozzles and mains or 12 volt operation. The air powered pump delivers 35l/min whereas the electrical options can supply up to 56l/min.

Although this unit is mobile, it can also be supplied mounted on a tank. Most fuel removal tools used for ELV depollution only strain to 150 micron to keep depollution times realistic. Most manufacturers can supply additional filtration but this significantly slows down the fuel draining operation. By having one of these units mounted on the collection tank, you can then pump from that tank through the unit to a storage tank. The fuel would now be perfect for use in motor vehicles, whilst not interfering with the depollution process.

If you want to take a closer look, Vortex will be showing the unit on their stand (661) at the RWM exhibition, based at the NEC from September 13th to 15th. They will also be showing their new Combi system which we covered in May Read the article here.


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