No matter how carefully gasoline or diesel is handled, contamination in the form of dirt, sludge or water will always find its way into your marine vessel’s fuel tank. With modern engines now injecting fuel at over 36,000 psi (2,500 bar) and injector tolerances measured in microns, even a small amount of dirt or water corrosion can cause damaged components, reduced engine efficiency, and in severe cases, complete injector break-down.
Racor Marine Spin-on Series Fuel Filter Water Separators provide maximum protection of modern marine diesel and gasoline engines by effectively removing contaminants from fuel, such as water, silica, sand, dirt, and rust. The mounting head and filter body are protected with a durable electrostatically-applied powder coating for superior corrosion resistance. The unique spin-on filter design is easy to service and features a reusable clear engineered plastic or metal contaminant collection bowl with a self-venting drain or metal plug.
Filters can be mounted on-engine or remotely, and come with hand-operated fuel priming pumps, which allow for easy filter replacement and air purge. When it’s time for service, only the filter element is replaced—the bowl and drain plug are reused. Water-in-fuel (WIF) sensor upgrades are available for diesel applications to alert operators to drain accumulated water from the bowl.
All Marine Spin-on Series Fuel Filter Water Separators utilize Racor’s high-efficiency Aquabloc® engineered media, which repels water and removes solid contaminants from fuel at 98% efficiency of their micron rating.