Albion, Ill.-based PetroClear, a manufacturer of fuel-dispensing filters, has introduced two 10-micron particulate-removing spin-on dispenser filters, the 40510PE and 40510PE-AD, which are engineered for compatibility with E85 fuel.
Fuels with high concentrations of ethanol, such as E85, can affect the performance of materials used in fuel storage and dispensing systems, says PetroClear. Using materials not specified for E85 applications can lead to corrosion of soft metals and degradation of nonmetallic materials, leaving components in the fueling system made of these materials vulnerable to premature equipment failures and leaks, the company explains.
PetroClear says its 40510PE and 40510PE-AD dispenser filters feature a gasket composed of UL-approved nitrile material that is resistant to the challenging properties of high concentrations of ethanol.
“Equipment and materials compatibility with biofuels is essential to the integrity of a station’s fueling system,” says Dwight Rutledge, PetroClear’s business development manager. “PetroClear’s E85 filters help operators minimize their risk of unplanned downtime and maintenance costs that could result from a failed seal.”
Rutledge adds, “The fueling product mix continues to evolve. At the same time, storage and fueling systems continue to age. A regular dispenser filter maintenance program is essential to optimizing the performance of a fueling system and maintaining a strong quality assurance program.”