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From the 1st of January 2011 all gas oil (red diesel) for use in off road machinery and boats will contain no more than 10mgs of sulphur per kilo of fuel (current level is 1000mgs/kg). The changes are to reduce burned sulphur from entering the atmosphere. The Department of Transport are advising all gas oil users of the following precautions when storing and using red diesel for off road and recreational boat use:
Increased care when storing: The oxidation stability of this fuel will be poorer than that of current gas oil. This can cause solids to form in the gas oil. This will cause increased contamination that will require filtering from the gas oil. Suitable and regular filtration of the fuel will help prevent wear and tear on transfer pumps or off road engines.
Water removal: Water in fuel encourages bacterial growth which can block fuel systems and damage engines. Increased use of bio fuel as an additive to modern gas oils means that there is an increased risk of bacterial growth where water is present. Ensuring that suitable water separators are fitted can help reduce bacterial growth and reduce down time from breakdowns.
Solvent characteristic of the low sulphur fuel: The new sulphur free gas oil has a more solvent characteristic than current gas oil and will potentially remove any deposits within the storage tank. It is advised that fuel tanks are cleaned and equipment filters be replaced after the initial 2-3 tank fills of sulphur free gas oil and then be maintained and serviced regularly. If ever in doubt, change your fuel tank filters.
The cost of regular filter servicing is much lower and cost effective than the cost of even one single pump or engine fuel system replacement.
Further information and advice can be found on the Department for Transport web site by following the following link:
Sterling Filtration Ltd has supplied air filters to the British Antarctic Survey. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is the UK’s national Antarctic operation and has an active role in Antarctic Affairs. BAS is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and has over 400 staff. It operates five research stations, two ships and five aircraft in and around Antarctic. It’s involved in joint research projects with over 40 UK universities.
Sterling Filtration Ltd has been a supplier of various filters to The National Oceanography (NOCS) in Southampton. The National Oceanography Centre, (formerly Southampton Oceanography Centre), is a collaborative Centre owned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the University of Southampton. NOCS is based at a purpose-built waterside campus in Southampton, and is home to some 520 research scientists, lecturing support and seagoing staff as well over 700 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The Vacuator™ Valve, a standard item on most Donaldson air cleaners, is an important part of the functionality of the air cleaner during the pre-cleaning stage.
If your Vac Valve is cracked, torn, missing or remains open, dust particles that are normally expelled can deposit themselves onto the filter and will significantly shorten the filter service life. It will need replacing.
For proper operation, the valve should be located at the lowest point on the air cleaner or with the dust cup pointing down. Normal engine pulsing and operation causes the Vacuator™ Valve to open and close. This action automatically expels any collected dust and water. The valve also releases its load when the engine is stopped.
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(Thermally Reactive Advanced Protection)
Part No. P56 4669
The T.R.A.P. breather begins absorbing moisture at 15% relative humidity compared to 40% humidity for silica gel. This is particularly advantageous for use on short cycles of hydraulic circuits.
Increased prevention of condensation at an earlier stage helps prevent corrosion, maintain fluid quality and extends fluid life.
Its lightweight robust structure makes it is suitable for stationary and mobile applications and it’s also effective to -40F.
The reversible flow through the media allows moisture to exit the tank or reservoir.
It stops particles down to 3 micron.
A visual indicator, activated by pressure differential, flashes red to indicate change is needed.
Replacement and installation is easy. Simply hand tightens.
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Lube Oil Filtration. While oil is primarily used to lubricate and cool moving parts of an engine it also carries out another very important function: that of transferring any harmful abrasive particles to the sump. These particles must be removed before the oil can circulate around the lubrication system again. An efficient way of removing these particles, preventing unnecessary wear or damage, is to pass the oil through a filter before it reaches any of the critical moving parts.
Sterling Filtration Ltd offers a range of stocked oil filter cartridges and cannisters from a number of leading suppliers including Donaldson, Fleetguard, Mann & Hummel, Hi Fi, Mahle, Coopers and Crosland, which cover a huge range of off and on highway applications.
Formed in 1996 Sterling Filtration Limited was conceived to satisfy the need for a ‘single-source’ for the filtration demands of an increasingly complex technical market-place.
Serving the requirements of industry, commercial and public sector vehicles, heavy plant and agricultural machinery by providing quality products at competitive prices with a high service level.
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