Modern engines and plant equipment are designed to offer increased efficiency, reduced emissions and longer service intervals. As a result, they are also more sensitive to fuel and oil contaminants. In particular, higher operating pressures within fuel systems to achieve a more complete combustion process leads to closer tolerances between moving parts, causing even smaller particles to have an effect on the clearances between these components.
Modern ULSDs and biodiesels also pose an increased risk of microbial contamination, which left undetected, can seriously degrade the quality of the fuel and introduce other problems including reduced fuel filter life and accelerated corrosion of tanks, pipes and other metal system components.
Maintaining reduced contamination levels in fuels and lubes will save you money. Banlaw can offer advice, products and solutions for proper contamination control from the moment the fuel or lube is delivered to your site, till the moment the fluid is dispensed into your equipment.
Our expertise and knowledge offers solutions from the smallest application up to the largest multi-site installations.
(Fuel tanks fitted with filters to control contamination, reducing maintenance costs and emissions and increasing plant efficiency)
Challenge us to find a new solution for you
Banlaw worked in partnership with BHP Billiton Iron Ore to find an innovative solution to deliver faster service times.
The solution was the Banlaw Evacuation Coupling (BEC) and a new range of male couplings (receivers) which are compatible with the BEC. These new products allow the BEC to safely, cleanly and efficiently evacuate waste fluids from the entire range of new receivers (sizes 1 to 11) with no need to change receivers. BHP Billiton will be introducing the range throughout their fleet so that any vehicle requiring service will have compatible receivers for a fast service.
This is the second recent joint engineering project for Banlaw, after developing specialist in-line rail couplings with Pacific National.
(New Banlaw Evacuation Coupling (BEC) and BEC-compatible receivers (dust caps not shown))
Our new “Size 11” flush-face couplings were specifically designed for grease transfer, but can also be used for a range of other fluids.
Flush face receivers can simply be wiped clean.
Effective services rectifying contamination
With Banlaw’s expertise in hydrocarbon management, we can recommend and provide solutions to treat or rectify fuel contamination.
Filtration and Fuel / Water Speration
We can recommend the most appropriate solution including filtration, inline fuel/water separation or bulk storage gravity separation
(For biological contamination, fuel samples are analysed to identify the form of biological activity before appropriate treatment – e.g. biocides – are applied)
Image courtesy of FuelTreat Australia.
Banlaw ensures clean fuel, lubes and coolant for African mine
Due to their remote location and dusty environment, Vale’s Moatize Mine in Mozambique knew they would have challenges maintaining the required levels of contamination in their diesel fuel, lubes and coolant. Banlaw partnered with a local filtration specialist – VFP Fuelling – to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission filters, fuel/water separators, fuel contamination monitors, and a range of Banlaw proprietary products to ensure contamination level targets could be met, monitored and maintained.
After commissioning of these systems onsite, the benefits were immediate for the mine. Ongoing fuel contamination monitoring, fluid sampling and analysis ensure only clean fluids are dispensed into plant equipment. This allows Vale to get on with their core business – mining.
(A fuel sample demonstrating the degree of contamination)
(Bulk filtration systems installed on site)
Trusted solutions to prevent contamination
Banlaw’s high-specification products will keep your fuel and other hydrocarbons clean, both in storage and during refuelling.
Tank Side Monitor
(Intelligent stock rotation automation and real-time health checks of filter elements ensure fuel stocks remain the same standard of quality as delivered from the supplier)
(Banlaw Dry-Break nozzles, receivers and couplings are engineered from hard wearing steel components to extend working life and prevent leaks and contamination between uses)
Filtered Breathers and Vents
Holsters and Caps
Banlaw Dry-Break nozzles, receivers and couplings are engineered from hard wearing steel components to extend working life and prevent leaks and contamination between uses.
Unified fuel management
Banlaw’s expert knowledge and range of refuelling solutions can help you solve all your refuelling issues on site. We call this Unified Fuel Management.
Find out how Banlaw’s Unified Fuel Management can help you solve your top fuel issues, including safety.