Diesel Fuel Systems

The diesel fuel system generally comprises bulk tanks, transfer pumps, day tanks, instrumentation and controls. The bulk tanks are usually tanker filled. A local fuel fill, level control panel is provided for the tanker operator. Fuel metering is sometimes incorporated. The bulk tanks and day tanks require level instrumentation and solenoid controls for valves. The fuel transfer pumps are a dual set, operating in duty / standby mode with automatic rotation of the duty pump. Additional instrumentation may be provided for the day tanks, such as engine supply fuel temperature / flow, engine return fuel temperature / flow, fuel consumption rate and consumption total. The fuel system electrics are extra low voltage 24VDC.

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