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Old 22 December 2013, 01:33   #41
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You could pump the fuel through one or more a decent size Racor turbine filters, you can get "washable" elements if required or consider trying something like an "MLS Purifiner"
In addition also consider using fuel treatment, my personal choice for this is "Fuel Set"

Purifiner:
http://www.ipu.co.uk/products/ipu-fuel-purifiner#

Fuel Set:
http://liquideng.co.uk/pages/fuel-solutions
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Old 22 December 2013, 01:45   #42
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Is your transfer pump a gear or closed impeller pump as it may not like pumping 20 years of settlement out of the bottom of the tank
I'd go with a diaphragm pump 3/4" or 1" with oil resistant seals etc to empty the tanks and pass through your 1st stage filtration.
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Old 22 December 2013, 08:42   #43
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Your missing some initial options on your list;

Do you still need the generator, day and storage tanks? Most electrical supplies are a lot more stable and down time is reduced. Switching to a higher rated supply line will increasing the stability considerably. One of our sites switched to (I think) 33kva from 11kva and the downtime on the export line is now minimal. A phone call to your provider may be good news and they will have done this locally as part of their ongoing infrastructure improvements.

Also it sounds like you have numerous consumers of diesel on site and it might be more practical, safer and more secure to have one large tank that everybody draws from to ensure a regular turn over of your wetstock. Simple management levels will ensure you have the same quantity of standby fuel available plus you could potentially reduce your day tank size as well and thereby further reduce your risk of the fuel going off. Lots of flexihose should be avoided as they increase the ability of human error (aka muppet effect!) and people leave them so they will discharge outside of your bund loosing product and causing pollution.

Plus make sure your standby supply is connected to the right systems. I've seen sites with some major standby systems ensuring everything runs but the electric main gate was on the mains supply!

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Your missing some initial options on your list;

Do you still need the generator, day and storage tanks? Most electrical supplies are a lot more stable and down time is reduced. Switching to a higher rated supply line will increasing the stability considerably. One of our sites switched to (I think) 33kva from 11kva and the downtime on the export line is now minimal. A phone call to your provider may be good news and they will have done this locally as part of their ongoing infrastructure improvements.

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There you go Willk - nothing to worry about - just ring the ESB and get them to guarantee there will be no loss of supply due to the full force of the atlantic storms that rattle the West Coast of Ireland on a regular basis

Or failing that just move Donegal to the South Coast of England
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Davy from 'boatmec' marine engineering in carrick has a polisher that he hires out. Few boats in fahan used it.
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Davy from 'boatmec' marine engineering in carrick has a polisher that he hires out. Few boats in fahan used it.
Good on yer! Might be Phase 1 sorted right there. I need to go to Killybegs* anyway...


EDIT: Ah, you'll mean the other "Carrick" then. Finally, I wish I WAS in Carrickfergus!
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Old 22 December 2013, 11:24   #47
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Your missing some initial options on your list
I appreciate that you're trying to think outside the box on this one Chris, but you've kinda missed the point - I know what I need! I need a generator. I need to store fuel for 72 hours continuous running. It needs to be clean fuel.

I share the same electricity supply as the local hospital. I'm contracted for a 150Kva supply. We are a continuous operation with no acceptable minimum downtime. Power failures are not uncommon in this area.

My primary diesel storage is 10,000L but this supply is not convenient to the genny installation. As regards fuel usage, I am the only user on site and I intend to remain that way! The genny switchgear is inline between the main fuses and the distribution busbars for the entire site.
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Or failing that just move Donegal to the South Coast of England
It would certainly improve our weather and their cruising!
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I'd say give your supplier a call ...could do with a bit of crack ..
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I'd say give your supplier a call ...could do with a bit of crack ..
The joke is, sometimes your crowd phone me and say something along the lines of:

"willk, would you ever fire yer auld genny up and go offline for a few hours, we need to work on the local system and if your load is gone, we can reroute the rest of the consumers"

Yiz owe me one, maybe two!
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