Fuel injection systems operate under pressures that exceed 30,000 psi. At these pressures, the slightest amount of particulates in fuel can cause abrasive wear on fuel injector tips. Diesel engine manufacturers have incorporated ultra high-efficiency filters to protect fuel systems and injectors. Maintenance managers must address fuel cleanliness to ensure reasonable fuel filter life and prevent equipment downtime due to filter plugging. It is essential, therefore, that end users pay particular attention to fuel filtration and implement effective strategies to maintain cleanliness.
PetroLiance advises fleet and maintenance supervisors in selecting appropriate cleanliness targets, assessing filtration efficiency, monitoring fluid cleanliness, and implementing effective strategies for fuel filtration services. Improved fluid maintenance means fewer unexpected equipment failures and reliable production.