Veeder-Root, a worldwide leader in fuel management technology, has announced the availability of their newest breakthrough, the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System, which is designed “to combat in-tank corrosion in the harshest fuelling environments”.

It said: “In-tank corrosion has been a significant challenge in the retail fuelling industry for over a decade, as corrosion causes fuel degradation, limited fuel flow rates, and premature equipment breakdown.”

The HydrX Fuel Conditioning System provides continuous water removal within diesel underground storage tanks. Unlike other water separating systems, Veeder-Root said HydrX is uniquely designed to remove water from the lowest point in the tank, preventing water from stagnating on the tank bottom and breeding microbial contaminants.

The integrated filtration removes entrained water, rust, sand, and microbial particulate from the fuel, polishing it before returning clean fuel back to the tank. This keeps fuel within specification and maintains equipment at peak efficiency to avoid unplanned site shutdowns.

“Advancements in diesel fuel, particularly ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) and biodiesel, create an environment where microbial growth could flourish” said Stephen Coppola, global product manager at Veeder-Root. “The HydrX Fuel Conditioning System’s ability to remove standing water from the lowest point of a fuel tank coupled with our unique fuel filtering technology helps site owners avoid costly equipment failures and downtime caused by excessive corrosion.”

HydrX retrofits into existing sumps and incorporates proprietary water and particulate removal technology, “providing best-in-class protection of the fuel and fuelling equipment”.

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26th January 2021