Common questions regarding your diesel fuel storage and filtration system.
What does FTI Do/Provide?
Fuel Technologies international manufactures the only automated stored diesel fuel maintenance system in the world that is labeled "FM APPROVED". We proudly build our filtration cabinets here in the US and is listed in the FMG Approval Guide and is compliant with NFPA 110 Standards for labeled and listed equipment.
Who needs an FTI filtration system?
Any person, company, or facility that stores diesel fuel for an extended period of time, i.e., 90 days or longer. Common candidates are diesel driven emergency/back-up power systems and fire pump skids/systems.
Should I be using Additives in my stored diesel fuel?
Yes. The automated stored diesel fuel maintenance system, on a scheduled run time, will removed particulates down to 1 micron and near 100% of free water in the storage tanks. However, filtration can not control diesel fuel aging, a stability additive should be introduced at the first fill and whenever new fuel is introduced to the fuel tank. There is only one wat to control microbial (buts) contamination, an EPA registered biocide. No amount of filtration will address and eliminate bugs.
What is the difference between Fuel Polishing and Fuel Maintenance
Fuel polishing is cleaning "Dirty" fuel in diesel storage tanks (i.e. scrubbing the tank internally, and removing an excessive amount of contaminations that didn't have a automated maintenance system). Fuel maintenance program maintains "Clean" fuel. The proper fuel maintenance program along with a LABELLED and LISTED automated fuel maintenance system, will keep your tank and fuel free of particulates, water, and microbial growth for the life of the fuel.
Who installs my FTI diesel fuel filtration system?
Equipment dealers and mechanical contractors, but FTI will provide installation instructions. Please see our Product Info for more information HERE. We can also provide technical support and/or direct connections to help troubleshoot once installed.
Does FTI fuel filtration system require maintenance?
The FTI Proprietary Control Panel monitors every stage of operation of the FTI automated stored diesel fuel maintenance system. If there should be a problem with vacuum, plugged filter, filter eliminate, or full water separator, the system will sound an audible alarm and the display will identify the problem and send an alarm to the Building Management System.
Will Fuel Maintenance Systems control microbial contamination?
NO! This is a common misunderstanding with some equipment on the market claiming to remove microbes. Neither filtration or fuel conditioners (magnets) can kill "bugs". The only way to control microbial contamination is with an EPA registered biocide. i.e. 1.5 microbicide
How often should I change my filters?
FTI recommends changing your filters annually (minimum), unless you have an alarm, change immediately.