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Information Release Memo

FIL06-05

July 2006

Cat® Filters
BULK FUEL FILTRATION
Introduction Caterpillar® Bulk Fuel Filtration systems, which will remove water and debris from bulk fuel storage units, are now available. Excessive amounts of dirt and/or water may be introduced into fuel during the transportation or storage process, which can prematurely plug and reduce fuel filter service intervals as well as accelerate fuel system component wear. In order to maximize the engine life, diesel fuel supplied to the fuel tank should have a maximum particulate level of ISO 18/16/13 with a maximum water content level of 0.1% (1,000 ppm). The Caterpillar Bulk Fuel Filtration system ensures that only clean fuel enters the fuel tank.

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The filter coalescer units are placed in series between the fuel pump on the fuel storage tank and the fuel station. and Results .Information Release Memo IRM607120322 FIL06-05 Page 2 Applications The Caterpillar Bulk Fuel Filtration system is intended for use in any application where users store fuel for machines or engines. Smaller units are intended for remote day tank or fuel truck applications. Part Number 284-0413 284-0415 284-0416 295-0048 Fuel Flow Rate 50 gpm 100 gpm 200 gpm 300 gpm Features. The system does not require electrical power unless they are used in extremely cold climates. Benefits. Four different units are available. The maximum fuel flow rate of the users fuel supply system determines the size of the filter coalescer filtration system. An optional electric fuel heater is available for cold climates where water removed from the fuel may freeze.

allowing the slug control valve to open and outlet flow to resume. CATERPILLAR. CAT. their respective logos and “Caterpillar Yellow.com/PSMprev.cat. This IRM can be viewed and downloaded electronically from the Internet.” as well as corporate and product identity used herein. are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission.Information Release Memo Features Gate valve 4-micron particulate filter IRM607120322 FIL06-05 Page 3 • • • • • • • • • • • • Coalescer unit Coalescing filter elements Separator cartridge Automatic water drain Flow meter Slug control valve • • • Benefits & Results Shuts off flow during service or removal of unit Effectively traps and holds large volumes of particulate debris Filter elements may be quickly and easily replaced without the need for hand tools Strips water from fuel and automatically drains the water to an external water storage vessel Capable of removing 3% water by volume to less than . the slug control valve will completely shut off flow to prevent water from passing downstream. the valve is shut off.nsf/$$MediaNumber . When water level is above the acceptable level.01% at the rated flow of the unit Float mechanism in the bottom of the unit monitors the water level Water removed by these elements falls to the bottom of the coalescer unit and is automatically drained to an external water storage vessel. the float drops. If the water and float continue to rise above normal. A fine mesh fits over the coalescer to prevent tiny water droplets from escaping. Please refer to your marketing organization specific site for access to the Electronic Sales Library. As the water level drops. Any reproduction of this release without the foregoing explanation is prohibited.Media Number SEBF1020 Contact Information: Richard Douglas Caterpillar Global Mining (309) 675-5699 The information contained herein is intended for circulation only to Caterpillar and dealer employees whose duties require knowledge of such reports and is intended exclusively for their information and training. which contains all of the active IRMs and product support communication materials. When water level is at or below an acceptable level. Installed on the automatic water drain valve and allows the total amount of water removed to be monitored Used to temporarily reduce fuel flow to assure proper operation of the coalescer and particulate filters Reduces flow as filter restriction increases Media References: • Improving Component Durability Fuel Systems . the float will rise and trigger a rotary valve on the pivot of the float arm to open the automatic water drain valve.Media Number SENR9620-02 • Fluid Cleanliness Management . Electronic Sales Library Internal Caterpillar Employees – http://cds.