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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Transliquid Technologies – not only thinking different, but doing business different.  Call us today at 281-377-5845

UL 142 Storage Tanks Houston – Double wall

The UL 142 storage tank is a work horse for us and for our customers. This is the tank that the majority of our existing customer base chooses because the small increase in price from the non-UL 142 version makes it so tempting and worth while to purchase.

These tanks are normally in stock, and if not; only allow 5-7 business days to become available.

The amount of flexibility that you have with these UL 142 tanks is far superior with Transliquid Technologies.  From Diesel Exhaust Fluid approved coatings, amazing performance from our transfer pumps, flow meters, industrial insulation with heat tracing built in, all the way to the special paint packages available in a array of colors.  Here, you decide how you want it built.

The 515 gallon UL 142 storage tank, a workhorse that adds durability, flexibility, and economic sense.

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Transliquid Technologies – not only thinking different, but doing business different.  Call us today at 281-377-5845

UL 2080 and UL 2085 tanks – Helping you serve your customers faster

There seems a big push as we finish this second quarter and enter the third quarter this year, for UL approved fuel tanks.  We have seen the bottle-necks for UL 142 tanks, UL 2085, and UL 2080 all in their double wall configuration.  Most Texas fabricators have long lead times of 12 weeks and longer, which is a great thing because that means that the manufacturing sector is busy; on the other hand it is not so good news for you.

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From experience, when you call us is because there is a project brewing or close to getting started.  You, as our customer, simply cannot afford to wait 4 months or longer. So, what is going on? One theory is that we are well underway to a healthy recovery and therefore, most smaller shops are still under staffed but the new orders are starting coming in. Most of these shops were top heavy with personnel, but when the downturn hit us; most of them eliminated internal positions.

These are all theories, but the truth is that long lead times are here, and it is a reality for most of us.

If you are looking for UL 2085 fireguard, UL 142 fuel tanks double wall, or UL 2080 fireshield tanks, we have promised our customers that we would maintain our distribution lead times as short as possible to help you, your projects, and your customers.  So, we will try to maintain those delivery times to under 6 weeks for the greater Houston area and surroundings. For example, a standard 10,000 gallon UL 2085 Fireguard right now ships in 6 weeks after receipt of approval drawings.  My hope is that the deliveries will help you expand your business and serve your customers better and faster.

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Note: Full Installation services is available.

Last, in order to save you some time, here is what you need to know about the standard configuration of 10,000 gallon UL 2085 fuel tank, expect the following:

 Primary Tank –

Diameter 120″ x Length 204″

Heads–> 1/4″ /   Shell—> 1/4″

 Secondary Tank –

Diameter 132″ x Length 216″

Heads –>5/16″ /  Shell–> 1/4″

Including the following items:

4x 2″ T.O.E. Nipples

2x 4″ T.O.E. Nipples

1x 8″ T.O.E. Nipple (Primary emergency vent)

1x 8″ T.O.E. Nipple (Secondary emergency vent)

2x 4″ 8oz Emergency Vents

2x 6″ x 8″ HTC Lifting Lugs

2x U/L Constructed Saddles

1x 2″ External Perlite Insulation

1x 20″ Manway

3″ Perlite Insulation

Tank Exterior is Shop Primed and Painted with a White Top Coat.

We will deliver the tank anywhere in Texas and surrounding areas.

Ask for a general drawing to help you get started with your design. Click here

Feel free to email us with any questions. We look forward to talking with you.

The Transliquid Team

1-281-377-5845

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Transliquid Technologies – not only thinking different, but doing business different.  Call us today at 281-377-5845