Loading...

Technical Information Service

Download our App

App Store Google Play Store
 


Advanced Search

Micro Grids

Post a comment   

Comments

solardave said:

Simple solution (pun yes) to the potential for bio diesel thickening - is simply to use the radiator/ cooling water as a preheater for the diesel. ie - just wrap a hot water pie around the fuel filter/ around the fuel tank or strap the hot water hose alongside the fuel hose for say 2ft (less if metal pipes/ more if rubber). Yes you may need to use fossil diesel for first few minutes until water warms up. The issue of thickening happens around 5'c and lower. Most old school injector pumps pre 2000 are ok above 5'c and the issue would be temporary gunging of the injectors. But there is one that can generate too high a pressure at say 10'c and lower.and this can blow the pump diaphram seals. I believe that all modern computer controlled 'common rail' pumps now run at very high pressures and yes there could be all sorts of issues. Stick to 1970's - 2000 pumps

Commented on: 2014-06-26 10:58:00

Reply

William Thompson said:

Use much caution with the biodiesel ...... It will tend to solidify at higher altitudes and cooler temperatures making it un-usable until heated... Will stop up the "injectors" in the motor rendering them useless until forced to start with regular fuel(expensive)...

Commented on: 2014-06-25 17:42:00

Reply

ALF said:

Distributed knowledge builds a new paradigm of cooperative modeling. Used with Anaerobic digestor gas modeling this/a centralizing supply is being created for demand.

Commented on: 2014-06-25 15:19:00

Reply

ALF said:

Distributed knowledge builds a new paradigm of cooperative modeling. Used with Anaerobic digestor gas modeling this/a centralizing supply is being created for demand.

Commented on: 2011-09-08 12:00:00

Reply

William Thompson said:

Use much caution with the biodiesel ...... It will tend to solidify at higher altitudes and cooler temperatures making it un-usable until heated... Will stop up the "injectors" in the motor rendering them useless until forced to start with regular fuel(expensive)...

Commented on: 2011-09-08 12:00:00

Reply

solardave said:

Simple solution (pun yes) to the potential for bio diesel thickening - is simply to use the radiator/ cooling water as a preheater for the diesel. ie - just wrap a hot water pie around the fuel filter/ around the fuel tank or strap the hot water hose alongside the fuel hose for say 2ft (less if metal pipes/ more if rubber). Yes you may need to use fossil diesel for first few minutes until water warms up. The issue of thickening happens around 5'c and lower. Most old school injector pumps pre 2000 are ok above 5'c and the issue would be temporary gunging of the injectors. But there is one that can generate too high a pressure at say 10'c and lower.and this can blow the pump diaphram seals. I believe that all modern computer controlled 'common rail' pumps now run at very high pressures and yes there could be all sorts of issues. Stick to 1970's - 2000 pumps

Commented on: 2011-09-08 12:00:00

Reply

Feedback

We use cookies to provide a consistent user experience and analyse how to improve our sites