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.
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
Download the specification sheet now, click here.
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.
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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