The Av gas and Jet A fuel transfer pump guide package – Part II

Happy Monday folks!  On our previous post we discussed the DC portable transfer pump for Aviation (Jet A and avgas).  This is part II of this mini series concentrating on the following:

  • AC power transfer pumps  -explosion proof-
  • Filtration systems
  • Filtering your Aviation fuel if sitting for longer periods.

So let’s get started:

Question: I need a Jet A pump to fill up our Helicopters giving us 40-50 GPM, what options do I have?

The set up is a remote area where a 1000 gallon UL 2085 will be the main work horse to store the Jet A fuel.

TRANSFER PUMP

The pump is an AC Power Blade Master series 1562 explosion proof transfer pump; this versatile pump can handle Jet A, avgas, JP5, JP8 Aviation fuel.  The highlights are as follows:

  • Explosion Proof Junction Box
  • 1.5 HP Explosion Proof UL Listed
  • Engineered to Operate Dry and/or Self Priming
  • Transfer pump for Aviation fuels at 45 GPM

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Download the specification sheet now, click here.

 

 

 

FILTRATION HOUSINGS

We always recommend a good filter and Velcon is what we have always installed for Aviation. These filter housings are versatile housings designed for use with several different high performance Aquacon® and other filter cartridges.

Aquacon® cartridges filter out water by chemically locking it into layers of super-absorbent media. Water capacity is as much as 11/2 quarts, depending on the specific vessel and cartridge. These cartridges also effectively filter out dirt, rust and other particulates.

 

 

 

FILTER ELEMENTS

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Concerned about removing water and dirt from Jet A fuel and avgas? These filter elements have a unique high-capacity inner filter media which removes all free and emulsified water from hydrocarbon fuels down to less than 5 ppm in the effluent. Absorbed water is chemically locked into this media.

When do I know it is time to change the cartridge? – When a cartridge reaches its water holding capacity, its accordion pleats swell and cause an increase in the differential pressure which signals the operator to change the cartridge.

 

Question: What happens if my Jet A fuel will sit for months, how do I filter it?

The beauty about this set up is that the same pump that is being use to push product out to the aircraft (Blade master 1562) can be set up to come on automatically and filter the fuel inside your tank.

How do we do that? During installation, we will adapt a return line back into the tank, we will also fit the pump set up with an automatic timer so that the pump will come on at your specified time interval.

Looking for more information on UL 2085 or F921 storage tanks for Jet A or avgas, go to our tank section by clicking here.

If you have any further questions on how this fully automated set up will work; please do not hesitate to contact us . . . .or call us at +1-281-377-5845

 

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How long can I store Jet A fuel in a UL 2085 storage tank?

Good morning friends and happy Monday. Since we are on a string of blog posts about Jet A fuel and its handling and storage; we wanted to squeeze this entry about the longevity of Jet A fuel in either a UL 2085, F921 tanks.

jet_a_fuel_tanksMost of you are either upgrading your current set up, expanding your above ground storage tanks, or simply just getting started.  Recently the question came up regarding the long term storage of Jet A fuel; so we dug around a bit; talked to a few fuel providers and were able to get some answers.  As we know, Jet A fuel is is a kerosene Type of fuel with a relatively high flash point (100F) with an autoignition temperature of (410F), all this translates into the fuel being safer to handle than avgas.

 

So, how long can you store Jet A fuel in standard above ground storage tanks?

The question centered around a 2-3 year target period; we found a great blog entry Ben Visser who is a fuel and Lubes expert and here is where we start:

“The main concern with Jet A is the water phase. In all large storage tanks, water is present or will form due to condensation. In large flat-bottom storage tanks, the water drain is designed to be the lowest point in the tank. However, after a short time the bottom settles and the water drain no longer drains all the water from the tank.

Two things happen in the water phase. First, any surface active ingredients in the fuel will migrate to the water. These surfactants are things like fuel injector detergents, pipeline additives, etc. As they acuminate, they can get to a high enough concentration that they will disarm the filter separator, which can allow a slug of water through the system and into an aircraft.

The other big problem with the water in Jet A is that when it sits,jet_a_picture small microbes or little bugs start to grow and multiply very quickly. These bugs can then be pumped with the fuel into the tanks of an aircraft. If they are not removed quickly, they multiply very rapidly and can literally start to eat the tank for lunch. If they go unchecked, in a very short time the tank will be ruined and need replacement. This is a very expensive procedure for most aircraft.” —> You are welcomed to read the rest of the article here.

So, as you can see, there is a bit of homework that needs to be done if you are planning on storing Jet A fuel for a long time.  What we are doing here is simply raising a flag so that you can be aware of these possible challenges before diving into; and if you need to talk to anyone one of us here at Transliquid; please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be more than happy to walk you through the process. Click the link to our main contact us page or call us direct at +281-377-5845

Last, Ben also discussed a product called ‘Prist”, apparently this is an additive to Jet A fuel; check it out and you decide. Follow this link .

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The AV gas and Jet A fuel DC transfer pump guide – Part I

We have been wanting to start this series for a while now; and I believe we are at a good point where we can highlight several key points that you need to consider when looking at Aviation fuel transfer pumps. Often, we get the questions where a need to set up multiple sites with above ground storage tanks, such as our standard set up for Jet A including the workhorse UL 2085 and the F921, both Double Wall for Aviation fuel, with a very unique portable pump package.

The need to have not only portable systems, but also cost effective and durable AV gas and Jet A transfer pumps; is now available in a compact package carrying a big punch.

What we would like to do is start with the standard set up, and explain each component and show you how the package comes together beautifully.

The question is “I need an aviation fuel transfer pump that can draw power from a battery” –> Now, the underlining reason is simple; portability, right?  if you are wanting to stay away from the traditional AC Power transfer pumps for either Jet A or AV gas; then this is the portable set up:

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Let’s meet this little guy, and don’t let its size fool you because the spec’s make it a very desirable set up:

Model: AV1003IFDC

 1″ NPT, 12 VDC 1 HP Continuous Duty – Explosion-Proof26 GPM at 20 PSI, 20′ of 10 Gage Power Cord, Velcon VF-61 Filter Canister, and 3/4″ Powder- coated Tube Frame to Accommodate Velcon filter canister. This set up has been very successful outside the US where DC power is the only available choice.

The package continuos with the recommended differential pressure gauge:

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What does this do? –> When the needle is in the green zone of the gauge during normal flow, the differential pressure is less than 15 psid across the installed element, and the element does not need to be changed out.

When the needle is in the red zone, the differential pressure is more than 15 psid and the element should be changed out. Simple !

Last, the trusted source for Aviation filters, Velcon.

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Velcon aviation fuel filter element

Free and emulsified water removal to less than 5 ppm / 1/2 micrometer particle removal / Provides protection against “slugs” of water / Pressure increases signals need for cartridge change / use with existing filter housing.

 

 

 

 

So, that is it; options include an Aviation flow meter, wireless Av gas or Jet A tank telemetry/monitors… You are ready to go!!  This set up is good for Jet A fuel, AV gas, JP8, and JP5.

Refueling your aircraft has never been so easy; giving you flexibility, portability, and continuos duty cycle.

Want to see it in action? Click our Transliquid TV icon below. 

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Questions?  Please contact us here or call us at 281-377-5845 and a member of of our team will be more than happy to discuss your needs.

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Emergency mobile fuel dispensers- transfer pumps, trailers, DOT ready

We are changing gears a bit here on blog, focusing on equipment based on several great questions that have come in.

So, if you live along the Gulf Coast area; you know that hurricane season is fast approaching and we all scramble for emergency systems for diesel and emergency mobile units.  We have been developing a few systems of our own with the line of UL 2085 Tanks in Texas, and Louisiana, but now adding a new line of diesel mobile / portable tank emergency systems.

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Here is a line of interesting questions we received recently:

Q- Do you include UL-142 tanks for emergency mobile dispenser trailers?

A- No, we do not use UL 142 tanks for these type of applications. A UL 142 tank is an above ground tank and not permitted for a mobile application.

Q- So, if you do not use a UL 142 tank, what do you recommend for a mobile diesel application?

A– These tanks are built with dished ends and full wall baffles to prevent the motion of fuel from knocking out the end walls.  Built to DOT specifications for baffle to end wall distance, no skip welds, and triple venting systems.

Q- Do you use torsion axles on your trailer suspension?

A- Shackle suspension or torsion axles are not allowed. Simply, because they are not durable for the application and would keep the emergency fueling unit to go off road.

Q- What about pin connections?

A- A 7-pin connector plug is used to run lights, breaks, pumps, etc.. This set up is much more durable and can easily handle the power requirements of running the pumps, and lights without a problem.

Q- What fuel platforms are you supporting?

A– Our TransMobile Diesel Refueling Unit includes platforms for diesel, gas,
aviation fuel, E-85, biodiesel, and other fuel products
meeting Class 3 combustible requirements. Designed to 
improve refueling operations with onsite mobility, all
 these fuel trailer solutions are manufactured to meet or 
exceed DOT standards for lights, brakes, reflectors, 
safety equipment, load capacity, decals, and signage

It is not just about having a tank that you can move from one place to another, but about having a Diesel storage unit, that can be transported safely, and securely meeting the appropriate guidelines.

If you still have more questions, please do no not hesitate to contact us; we will be more than happy to chat with you. 281-377-5845 or email us at info@transliquidtechnologies.com

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