Can you trust the fuel up station you’re using?
We hear this question all the time, the truth is, even the stations you do know, you may not be able to trust! It’s not that your fuel station is bad, or they’re intentionally neglecting their fuel systems – condensation develops naturally, algae grows from condensation, the interior of tanks erode from age and algae. These factors may not all be controlled by you or your fuel up station but Racor has an answer for your needs.
Pre-Treating or pre-screening your fuel is completely possible with the Racor RFF Fuel Filter Funnel Systems. Available in a wide array of sizes and flow rates, it can’t hurt to pre-filter your fuel before putting it in your tank. The saying we love to use in our blog posts would be: what is more cost effective; a few dollars for a funnel or replacing a fuel injector in the middle of the ocean. We’ll be honest, a single injector won’t shut you down and completely disable you, but taking unnecessary risk doesn’t make sense. Allow us to introduce the RFF Funnel Systems & if you’re in a rush, Click Here to download Racor’s PDF on RFF Funnels:
|Max Flow Rate||2.5 GPM||3.5 GPM||5 GPM||12 GPM|
|Micron Rating||50 Micron||50 Micron||50 Micron||50 Micron|
|Height||6 in||9 in||10 in||10 in|
|Diameter||3.5 in||5.5 in||8.5 in||8.5 in|
|Weight||0.2 lb||0.3 lb||0.6 lb||1 lb|
How do the funnels work?
Each funnel comes with a standing, built-in DuPont PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) coated stainless steel screen filter.The screen starts around 1.5″ to 2″ above the base of the funnel allowing a designated area for heavy debris and water to collect so it doesn’t rise above into the screen filter. Water can be filled up to 1/3 the height of the metal screen filter without compromising water from passing through the funnel due to weighted pressure from the fuel.
As we described above, water in fuel is not necessarily from negligence – water can develop due to several factors; extreme vibrations of the fuel can cause molecules to separate, condensation can build up in a fuel tank from heat, and many other factors. Fuel does not have to be months old for this to occur, it can occur to fuel or fuel tanks that are a mere days old.
Which fuel types work with the RFF Funnels?
Any hydrocarbon fuel will allow this funnel to work appropriately. It is not recommended to use this funnel for any other reason than for hydrocarbon fuels (gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, jet fuel, etc) because other fluids may have detergents, chemicals or properties that damage or negatively effect the proper filtration for hydrocarbon fuels.