Municipality

The irreversible global impacts of fuel emissions and water quality are provoking governments to source clean technologies for improved municipal operations. OEI designs cleanable, high-efficiency filtration for bulk fluid applications to support air and water quality improvement initiatives.

Featured Case Study

Proven Result:
Improved Reliability of Emergency Vehicles

Customer
City of Houston

Location
TX, USA

Equipment
Municipal Fuel Depot

Application
Fuel Dispenser

Challenge
Remove sludge found in the city’s underground fuel depots to protect emergency vehicle engines (police cars, fire trucks, and maintenance equipment). The fuel depots are underground and made of a fiber glass composite with little to no ferrous metal.

Solution
Clean the fuel tank and install an OEI high flow magnetic filter scrubber inline, prior to the metering pump.

Results
Just 3 days (3,000 gal) after the magnetic filter element had been cleaned, a substantial amount of ferrous metal was extracted. If left in the fluid this sludge will prematurely wear the injector nozzles and the injector pump, decreasing the equipments performance and efficiency.

Municipality

RESULTS

Keeping Houston’s Emergency Vehicles in Service

The challenge was to remove sludge found in the city’s underground fuel depots to protect emergency vehicle engines (police cars, fire trucks, and maintenance equipment). The fuel depots are underground and made of a fiber glass composite with little to no ferrous metal.

Public Transport Bus Oil Change Extention

The challengve was to remove sub-micron sized ferrous contamination from the diesel fuel being missed by the traditional paper spin-on filter on the dispensing pump.

Transmasivo Municipal Transport Bus Fuel

The challenge was to meet international standards for fuel cleanliness. Dirty fuel causes premature wear of injectors, pumps and other components, inhibits fuel burn, and increases emissions.

Valley View Farm Bulk Diesel Fuel Dispenser

Removing harmful contaminants from fuel helps improve fuel economy and prolong engine life. Many users find it necessary to filter diesel as it becomes contaminated during processing and transportation phases. In Alberta, diesel fuel has an average of 300 PPM of ferrous contamination between 50 microns and 1 micron in size. These hard metal particles (iron & steel) can score fuel injectors and cause injector valves to stick, producing inefficient combustion.

OEI magnetic filters are designed for 95+% efficiency: they are optimized for fluid viscosity, flow volume, flow rate, temperature, mobility, and mounting requirements.

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