IPU Fuel Purifiner

Protect your engine from contaminated diesel and extend the life of your equipment. Reduce call-outs, warranty claims and lower disposal costs.

This on-vehicle diesel fuel filter system is available in three flow rate sizes.

How good is the quality of the fuel being used in your equipment?

If you are hiring out generators, pumps or plant, can you be sure of the condition of the fuel going into your equipment? If you are using fuel provided to you on site, can you see that it is contaminated?

Poor fuel storage, bad fuel transfer and housekeeping practices, or simple human error, can easily result in water, sand, grit, rust etc in fuel, all of these can harm your engine.

If you cannot be sure of the quality of the fuel going into your tractors, excavators, generators or pumps the engines that power them could be at risk and you could end up with expensive repairs and downtime.

Contaminated fuel can be incredibly damaging to diesel engines, especially those fitted with the latest generation of high pressure fuel injection systems. Water is especially troublling as it will cause serious performance and reliability problems.

This is where the IPU Fuel Purifiner can help you. Contact us to find out more about this on-vehicle diesel fuel filter system.

Fuel Purifiner Maintenance & Running Costs

Bio-diesel and water

The new fuel directive that came into force on 1st January 2011 legislated that all red diesel, or gas oil, used for Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) applications should have no more than 10ppm sulphur content. Removal of sulphur from diesel fuel reduces fuel lubricity. To restore diesel lubricity, the new fuel specification (EN590) allows for up to 7% bio-diesel content. Whilst bio-diesel has the benefit of improved lubrication properties, it has down sides – one of those is water content and absorption.

Bio-diesel contains more water than petro-diesel (it is introduced in the production process), it is also hygroscopic – it absorbs water from the atmosphere. Petro-diesel can absorb around 50 parts per million (ppm) of water whilst bio-diesel can absorb as much as 1500ppm – most global fuel standards recommend a maximum water content of 200ppm. As ambient temperatures rise water is absorbed into the fuel, as they fall the water condenses out of the fuel and forms free water at the bottom of fuel tanks. Free water can wreak havoc in your fuel system.


The Holt JCB Fuel Purifiner Experience

“Customer savings in relation to fuel are very significant. When a fuel related breakdown occurs, the fuel tank has to be drained and the fuel disposed of. On bigger machines this can be fuel up to the value of £250 wasted. By fitting the IPU FP we have reduced fuel wastage and have seen several other benefits”
Ray Luxton – Business Development Manager, Holt JCB

  • 80% reduction in field contamination related call outs to machines fitted with the FP.
  • Warranty claims in relation to fuel pumps and injectors have been eliminated.
  • Significant environmental and disposal cost benefit that the 2-300 litres of waste fuel does not have to be disposed of.

The Range

IPU Purifiner Model Options

  • FP100 – For engines up to approx 100hp. Maximum flow rate = 1.9 litres per minute. Dimensions – 70mm diameter x 170mm long.
  • FP200 – For engines up to approx 200hp. Maximum flow rate = 6 litres per minute. Dimensions – 115mm diameter x 200mm long.
  • FP500 – For engines up to approx 500hp. Maximum flow rate = 10 litres per minute. Dimensions – 70mm diameter x 320mm long.

For engines with a higher HP rating the FP500 can be installed in parallel. For example an 800hp engine should have 2 x FP500 in parallel, a 1250hp engine should have 3 x FP500 in parallel etc

How the IPU Fuel Purifiner works

The IPU Fuel Purifiner (FP) will remove water and solid contaminants from even the dirtiest, most contaminated fuel. When fitted in conjunction with a conventional fuel water separator, they will work together to ensure that your engine is protected from harmful water and particles. The FP acts as the ‘first line of defence’ removing slugs of water and dirt, sludge and grit allowing the filter/separator to filter the fuel unhindered. The IPU Fuel Purifiner is simple to fit and is an ideal original equipment fuel cleaning product for agricultural, construction, marine and rental equipment applications. It’s perfect for retro-fitting too.

Fuel Purifiner process

When the fuel enters the unit the baffles in the system immediately induce a swirling action, which causes water and solid contaminants to separate out of the fuel. The contaminants sink to the base of the unit where they are retained – the contaminants are simply drained and disposed of when the system is full. An optional sensor can be supplied to indicate this. The sensor can be linked to the IPU communication systems so that drain requirements can be identified from any PC, globally.