Fuel Coalescer Vessel Rental

Rent or buy a lube oil coalescer, gas coalescer or fuel coalescer skid. When water and particulate contamination is removed from the fuel, the life of equipment is increased while machine downtime, operational costs, and maintenance workload are all lowered substantially.

Hydrocarbon Filtration produces highly efficient designs at a competitively low price. Our Fuel Purification Systems can remove water in fuel oil from an emulsified state as low as 25 PPM. Particulate can be removed from ISO 22/21/19 to ISO 15/11/09.

Applications include backup generators for data centers, hospitals, power generation, marine, mining, construction, and cell towers. Most industries use fuel that utilizes diesel engines daily in their haul trucks, loaders, and other systems, including fuel tank farms, day tank, and main tank filtration applications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How does a fuel coalescer work?

Fuel Coalescers work by combining three forces: Cohesion force, Coalescing force, and Gravity force. Together, these forces can separate water from fuel.

Within a coalescer vessel various coalescing filter elements comprised of fiberglass media with a distinct affinity for water—small water droplets in the fuel are attracted to the coalescing fiberglass media.

These tiny droplets make up the very first force needed to power a fuel coalescer— a cohesive force.

The flow pushes the water droplets against the fiberglass strands until they reach an intersection and combine with other water droplets to make larger droplets. This is the second force— the coalescing force.

These large drops are carried to the outside surface of the cartridge and held back by the cohesive forces. Because they have a higher specific gravity than the hydrocarbon fluid, they release and settle to the bottom of the vessel. This occurs when gravity is greater than the cohesive force.

As a general rule of thumb, particle removal efficiency increases proportionally with coalescing efficiency. In other words, the larger the drop, the faster and more efficiently it will fall out.

To create a more efficient drop, you must employ a tighter, finer filtration media.

Think of a coalescer vessel as a method of enhanced gravity separation, in which the direction of flow is from the inside to the outside of the cartridge. This helps to minimize surface velocity and prevents the water droplets from breaking up and being carried downstream.

What area classification/NEMA/explosion-proof ratings does a Hydrocarbon coalescer vessel meet?

Many of our filtration systems are NEMA 4 Electrical Compliant and can be operated outdoors in most weather coMany of HFS filtration systems are NEMA 4 Electrical Compliant and can be operated outdoors in most weather conditions. We also specialize in NEMA 7 explosion-proof systems that meet Class 1, Division 2, and Groups C&D electrical specifications.

What are the onsite power requirements for a fuel coelaescer skid?

Most systems are 460 V/3 Phase Power, and require anything between 20 to 100 amps of power supply, depending on the size and load of the system. They range in size from 2 feet deep by 2 feet wide by 4 feet tall and 200 pounds, to 6 feet deep by 10 feet wide by 7 feet tall, and weighing up to 6,500 pounds.

Are these skid mounted? How do I get them to my site?

For ease of logistics and mobility, most HFS systems are skid mounted with protective cages and equipped with lifting lugs and forklift slots on all four sides. Our systems can easily be moved by standard forklifts, overhead cranes, flatbed trucks, cargo containers, and trailers.

What flow rates will a lube oil coalescer, gas coalescer, and fuel coalescer achieve?

The typical flow rate for our Filter Housings is between 10 and 2000 GPM.

What options/variations do these come in?

We offer both simplex and duplex filter vessel and pump options, as well as a sight glass (so you can visually see the accumulation of water from within), and automatic electronic sensors (to drain the water inside of the vessel).accumulation of water from within), and automatic electronic sensors (to drain the water inside of the vessel).