It is a bypass system, independent of the engine and removes water and sludge from your diesel tank - Connected to the drain, or via the Dip Tube, it will lift water from the very bottom of the tank, BELOW the fuel suction. The fuel returned to the top of the tank is cleaned through a fine washable stainless steel filter.
All Diesel tanks WILL have water, due to changes in modern diesel, differing temperatures causing condensation, leaking tank fittings or poor quality bunkered fuel. You only need a small amount of water to cause problems. Remove the water and you remove and prevent diesel bug and accelerated degredation of the fuel.
Firstly, the fuel passes through our tank separator (patent pending) which collects water, diesel bug and other contaminants which can then be removed via the manual drain tap. Finally clean fuel passes through the stainless steel washable filter before going back into the top of the tank.
Water seperators between the tank and the engine also incorporate a filter. The primary objective is to remove contaminates in the filter so are not as effective at removing water, additionally as they are fitted in the fuel suction they are not removing anything on the very bottom. When you see sludge in your seperator it is because has been sloshed up from the bottom and the bottom of the tank could have heavy contamination.
The Diesel Dipper primary objecive is to remove water and sludge from the very bottom ensuring the tank floor is kept clean at all times.
The objective is to remove the water from the very bottom of the tank where it collects. Generally it is best to run it whilst the vessl is underway as this is when the contents at the bottom of the tank are being sloshed about and will be picked up by the Dipper. After fitting, once all the sludge and water has been removed. We would recomend running the Dipper at least once per week, whilst underway if possible, to keep the tank bottom clean. The key is to drain the water off regularly. You can adjust the usage by the amount of water you are having to drain.
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