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System from Algae-X International cleans and filters water, sludge and tank sediment from fuel storage tanks with up to 22 700 L capacities automatically with its programmable Smart Filtration Controller.

In emergency power generation applications, a gen-set must be ready to run during very critical times. The engines used in these units often sit without operation for long periods of time until they are needed to perform. To ensure these engines and generator sets operate at optimum efficiency, Algae-X International has developed the STS-6000 Automated Fuel Filtration System. The system is designed to run automatically at predetermined times to clean and filter water, sludge and tank sediment from fuel storage tanks.

According to Algae-X, water build-up in fuel is natural, as storage tanks collect condensation and water can leak in during fills and through vents. Also, changes in temperature can create an environment for bacterial growth in fuel, while natural oxidation and unavoidable fuel deterioration will lead to the formation of sludge, acids and tank corrosion, Algae-X said.

By ensuring the tank is turned ondary spin-on filter removes emulsified water and contaminants up to 3 microns,while the Algae-X 1500 fuel conditioner reverses the deterioration process. For additional filtration, a Separ primary filter with water sensor alarm can be specified. With a flow rate of 1.5 L/min, the STS-6000 Automated Fuel Filtration System filters 7268 L per eight-hour shift or 21 804 L per 24-hour shift,Algae-X said. It has a 34 in. NPT port size and requires 110 V 60 Hz or 230 V 50 Hz of power. The fully automated system has a Smart Filtration Controller, which is programmable and can be set at specific times to perform the fuel cleaning. The system also has built-in UL-508A certified diagnostics, alarms and indicators for safe and remote monitoring.

Indicators notify when filter elements require service, high pump vacuum is occurring or flow interruption has occurred. A drip tray is also used to monitor and detect leaks.Algae-X ackages the STS-6000 Automated Fuel Filtration System in a fully enclosed, lockable, weatherproof NEMA 3R cabinet. It is installed independently of the gen-set in a kidney loop style connection. It weighs in at 91 Kg and has 91 cm high by 91 cm wide by 30 cm deep dimensions.

Accessories include Algae-X’s AFC-705 fuel catalyst,rotor sight glass, foot valve, twotank control and digital flowmeter.“The market has been asking for economical fuel quality solutions that are reliable, redundant and simple yet versatile,”said Christoph Tschegg, vice president of engineering at Algae-X. “The entire STS line fits that bill and now at a much lower entry point.” Algae-X is based in Fort Myers, Florida,U.S.A. It produces a variety of fuel conditioning and fuel maintenance systems for the commercial marine, pleasure boat, power generation, on-highway and heavy equipment markets. The company’s standard STS systems are designed for tanks with up to 189 271 L capacities.

Algae-X custom engineers systems for larger flow rates. A SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW.DIESELGASTURBINE.COM Automated Fuel Cleaning The STS-6000 Automated Fuel Filtration System from Algae-X International cleans and filters water, sludge and tank sediment from fuel storage tanks with up to 22 700 L capacities automatically with its programmable Smart Filtration Controller.

over, fuel is stabilized and quality is maintained, said Algae-X.It also prevents and eliminates the breakdown of fuel, which can clog fuel filters, damage injection systems and cause engines to use more fuel and smoke. Using the STS-6000 Automated Fuel Filtration System, Algae-X said downtime is reduced, periodic tank cleaning is not required and fuel stays within its required specification. By using set time intervals, the STS-6000 system filters and cleans the fuel in the tank automatically through an assembly of filters, separators and conditioners.

Operation of the STS-6000 is designed for use with up to 22 700 L fuel tanks. It uses a continuous-duty motor coupled with a gear pump, strainer/primary filter with vacuum sensor and gauge, and Algae-X’s 1500 fuel conditioner. The strainer/primary filter is designed to protect the gear pump while removing water and particulates.

A secondary spin-on filter removes emulsified water and contaminants up to 3 microns, while the Algae-X 1500 fuel conditioner reverses the deterioration process. For additional filtration, a Separ primary filter with water sensor alarm can be specified. With a flow rate of 1.5 L/min, the STS-6000 Automated Fuel Filtration System filters 7268 L per eight-hour shift or 21 804 L per 24-hour shift,Algae-X said. It has a 34 in. NPT port size and requires 110 V 60 Hz or 230 V 50 Hz of power.

The fully automated system has a Smart Filtration Controller, which is programmable and can be set at specific times to perform the fuel cleaning. The system also has built-in UL-508A certified diagnostics, alarms and indicators for safe and remote monitoring. Indicators notify when filter elements require service, high pump vacuum is occurring or flow interruption has occurred. A drip tray is also used to monitor and detect leaks. Algae-X packages the STS-6000 Automated Fuel Filtration System in a fully enclosed, lockable, weatherproof NEMA 3R cabinet. It is installed independently of the gen-set in a kidney loop style connection. It weighs in at 91 Kg and has 91 cm high by 91 cm wide by 30 cm deep dimensions.

Accessories include Algae-X’s AFC-705 fuel catalyst,rotor sight glass, foot valve, two tank control and digital flowmeter.“The market has been asking for economical fuel quality solutions that are reliable, redundant and simple yet versatile,”said Christoph Tschegg, vice president of engineering at Algae-X. “The entire STS line fits that bill and now at a much lower entry point.”

Algae-X is based in Fort Myers, Florida,U.S.A. It produces a variety of fuel conditioning and fuel maintenance systems for the commercial marine, pleasure boat, power generation, on-highway and heavy equipment markets. The company’s standard STS systems are designed for tanks with up to 189 271 L capacities. Algae-X custom engineers systems for larger flow rates.

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