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HYDRA FPB-77 FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES
- Stored/ remaining fuel in the fuel tanks remain protected against microbes for long periods.
- Immediately rids all contamination and prevents the regeneration of microbes including bacteria, fungi, yeast and mould.
- Hydra FPB-77 FuelPlus is soluble in both fuel and water phases for better and efficient killing.
- No more fuel lines or filters that are blocked. Prevents clogging of injectors. Prevents failures of the fuel system.
- Cut’s down expensive maintenance cost of bunker fuel and improves fuel economy.
- Safe to use as non–flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive. Totally combustible in the fuel mixture and compatible with all engine materials.
- Maintenance dose rate 100ppm.
HYDRA FPB-77 USAGE
Shock / Initial Dose: 1: 3,000 (30 ml per 100 litre fuel)
For microbe contaminated fuel system.
Add to the existing fuel tanks at the recommended dosage to remove all damaging microbial growth.
Refuelling Dose: 1:10,000 (10 ml per 100 litre)
To protect the clean fuel system Add the recommended re-fuelling dose in the tank before topping up with a fresh supply. Ensure the addition of treatment refuelling dose every time the tank is topped up.
Add to fuel tank then top up with new fuel. Fuel tanks being treated should be at least 10% full.
WATER IN FUEL
All fuel tanks, including bulk fuel storage tanks that are used for storing JET A-1, JP-8, Diesel, Gas Oil, Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) and Residual Fuels will contain some water.
The stored fuel also absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, this water leads to microbial contamination and microbial fuel bug problem, for diesel it is commonly called the diesel bug.
Fuel tanks can accumulate as much as 0.1% water (based on the type and volume of fuel) as a result of condensation during long-term storage.
As freshly refined fuel cools down, its water solubility decreases. Henceforth, moisture, which was previously dissolved in the fuel begins to drop out of the fuel. This process continues throughout the fuel’s cooling process even during transport. As fuel’s specific gravity is lower than that of water, as dissolved water condenses it tends to drop out of fuel, accumulating in tank bottoms and in pipeline low-points.
As waters specific gravity is greater than that of fuels, as dissolved water condenses, it tends to drop out of the fuel product, accumulating in tank bottoms and in pipeline low-points.
Fuel can be stored for a long time before the sale and this fuel will contain a certain amount of water.
Biological Diesel (FAME) especially has a tendency to hold more water compared to conventional diesel fuel.
FUEL STORAGE PROBLEMS
Fuels left for storage in fuel tanks will always contain some water. The amount of water present will gradually increase with time. The longer the fuel is left undisturbed the more water it will contain.
Fuels are usually stored for a considerably long time before it reaches the customer therefore will always contain some water. Biological diesel such as (FAME), tends to hold more water than conventional diesel. The accumulated water is an ideal environment for the microbes to thrive and contaminate the fuel severely compromising the consistency and quality of the fuel.
FUEL CONTAMINATED WITH MICROBES
When you clean a fuel tank and need a clean fuel system, it is essential to use the correct product when cleaning fuel. Hydra FPB-77 FuelPlus has been used for years and is highly effective and keeps working. How to tell if your fuel is microbe contaminated, the fuel is usually darker than usual, with a dark slime build-up on the fuel filter.
Rapidly removes problem bio sludge build-up in fuel lines, fuel tanks, filters and injectors, as well as cleaning fuel systems will continue to protect fuel for up to 2 years. All diesel engines including equipment which is only used a couple of weeks per annum.
Effective in any hydrocarbon or bio-fuel product, effective in fuel and water phase as recommended by major engine manufacturers.
Thus, the bulk suppliers and operators both face technical challenges, since all fuels especially low Sulphur can exhibit specific issues which cause problems in operation.
In hot countries and during long term storage this can especially be the case.
During long term storage, the quality of fuel can be severely affected due to the growth of harmful microbes, moulds, fungi and bacteria.
This microbial attack leads to fuel degradation, reducing fuel lubricity as fuel additives are broken down by the harmful microbes.
Spring and summer are the smartest times to examine your fuel system as the hot days and cold nights cause a lot of condensation in the fuel tanks.
Contaminated fuel can result in loss of power from partially blocked fuel lines or plugged fuel filters, smoke emissions and even breakdowns from complete blockage of the fuel line.
CLEANING YOUR FUEL
Hydra FPB-77 FuelPlus Fuel Clean is the essential cleaner for your fuel system. Common dirty fuel issues included replacing filters more often, cleaning or replacing fuel injectors, black smoke at the start, premature engine wear of rings and cylinder liners caused by microbe produced acidic by-products, this leads to higher oil and fuel consumption.
HYDRA FPB-77 PROTECTS & PREVENTS
Prevents blocked fuel lines, filters and clogged injectors - helps prevent fuel system failures.
Prevents excessive sludge accumulation.
Prevents attack to metal components and fuel tank corrosion from organic acids created by microbial growth.
Reduces expensive maintenance of diesel fuel and improves fuel economy.
Ideal for use when polishing fuel, this is when fuel is recirculated through a series of filters which remove fuel bio sludge build-up. However, this will not remove the build-up inside the tank, fuel lines, pumps, filters, injectors etc, the answer is to use Hydra FPB-77 FuelPlus for a very thorough clean of all internal fuel system components, whilst fuel polishing and to protect fuel after cleaning.
FUEL STORAGE HYDRA FUELPLUS IS THE PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO FUEL QUALITY ISSUES
These issues can be solved by Hydra FPB-77 which is an excellent fuel protection treatment. It has proven to be the economic solution for improving the quality of fuel and its properties.
Hydra FPB-77 removes harmful microbes in all liquid fuel including marine. Removes microbes completely within 24 hours, keeps protecting the treated fuel for over 6 months.
Hydra FPB-77 is based upon dual Isothiazolone chemistry and technology that has been proven to be highly effective against microbial growth for over 25 years. Isothiazolones are registered under the ECHA European Biocides Directive, REACH and by the EPA in the USA.
Hydra FPB-77 provides long term protection by preventing algae and fungi re-growth, which can also damage the fabric of the fuel tanks. Totally eradicates microbial growth in fuel systems.
Laboratory tests of Hydra FPB-77 have been taken against micro-organisms isolated from contaminated fuels i.e. Pseudomonades, sulphate reducing bacteria and the main source of the problem, fungi of the genus Candida, Cephalosporium, Penicillium and in particular Cladosporium res.
These tests prove the effectiveness of Hydra FPB-77 at in use levels of only 100 ppm.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE HYDRA FPB-77
When dosed appropriately, Hydra FPB-77 is extremely effective for both the decontamination of heavily fouled fuel systems and the prevention of future microbial spoilage.
Hydra FPB-77 preserves your valuable fuel systems to prevent machine malfunction, engine failures, microbial induced corrosion and impaired water removal from storage tanks.
By preventing microbial growth, Hydra FPB-77 protects the fuel performance properties as well as specifications such as colour, heat of combustion, pour point and cloud point.
Also prevents fuel starvation damage to injectors and engines.
All of our products are manufactured to the highest specifications at our UK plant, which is accredited to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018