Water in fuel is a huge problem for today’s diesel engines. In many cases water is “free” and not suspended in the fuel and is easily removed by a conventional water separator but in some cases water becomes trapped in the fuel. Trapped or suspended water is an emulsion that no mechanical separator will fix.
Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering has developed a new chemical additive that will quickly break the separation between the water and the fuel so it then can be removed by a conventional separator, the company announced.
One gallon of Dieselcraft’s DWD Chemical Fuel Water Separator will treat 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel and is sold in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums, and 275 gallon totes, according to the company. The cost per treated gallon ranges from $.06 to $.12.