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Separ Filter designs fuel water separators to meet the performance expectations of next-generation diesel engines.

Clean Fuel In, Optimum Performance Out

Tiffany T. - Thursday, July 18, 2013

By Sara Jensen, For Construction Pros

A properly designed fuel filter prevents water or particles that may be in fuel from entering a vehicle’s fuel system and engine. Small pieces of dirt or dust that don’t get filtered out of the fuel can get stuck in the openings of injectors, causing decreased engine performance or system malfunctions. Ted Loftis, director of engineering at Cummins Filtration, says clean fuel enables an engine to consistently operate at its designed efficiency, emissions and economy targets during its lifetime.

Fuel cleanliness has become increasingly important within recent years due in part to the implementation of Tier 4 engines. Because these engines work at higher pressures and have smaller injector openings, even the smallest amount of water or particulate can cause the engine to underperform...

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