Though I have not tried this in a marine
application, we have used these on 3 boilers consuming about 200-500 gpd each of a diesel
fuel/jet A mix. 100% of the fuel
is recovered from tank-pulls and other waste sources, so it is NOT clean fuel
First, we have large tanks
, and the fuel settles for a few days. Water
is removed, but there is always some heel, perhaps 12 inches, in the tank. We do not have algae problems as the jet fuel is biocide treated (Biobor JF).
The filters are these:
5162K72 or 5162K82
The plain polyester bags work best at $3.40 each.
The housings aren't cheap
, but they last. Some are over 40 years old, and none show any real signs of wear. We have dozens and have never broken one. There is a replacable o-ring and no other close-clearance or delicate parts
. They are built for being treated badly in chemical plants.
These recirculate the fuel, through a 24-hour day tank, in effect polishing the fuel.
These are the primaries; they are backed up with conventional filters (Raycor) that have very long filter lives, as a result.
Just an idea.