Velcon DI/DSO Water Coalescing and Separation: Particulate and Water Removal from Diesel Fuel
As fuel is transported from the refinery to its point-of-use, it can quickly become contaminated from silica, pipe scale, and water condensate. These contaminants rapidly deteriorate fuel cleanliness far below engine manufacturers minimum for fuel cleanliness.
Parker Velcon's DI coalescers in combination with DSO separators, contaminated fuels are cleaned to a level that meets stringent downstream fuel cleanliness standards for petroleum based diesel fuels.
The first stage in the DI coalescer removes particles through an inside-out flow and coalesces emulsified water into large droplets, which then fall to the housing sump. In the second stage, an outside-in process, the DSO separator creates a hydrophobic barrier to block the coalesced water droplets from flowing downstream of the housing. This multi-stage design assures the fuel is conditioned to a clean and dry state, ready for use.