Here’s a Pipe Friction Loss Calculator to help you calculate pressure drop in fuel -oil piping. Pipe Friction Loss Calculator Tips: Viscosity (cP) of #2 diesel fuel: ~3.5 Specific gravity of #2 diesel fuel: 0.85 Be sure to account for vertical head in your piping run: 1psi = 2.70 feet of #2 diesel fuel with … Read more
Need to estimate the size of a fuel tank? Here’s a handy Tank Size Calculator Tool! Tank Volume Calculator
If an engine-mounted pump is unable to draw fuel from a day tank, it is most likely because of: 1. The day tank location and the associated piping layout require suction that is beyond the capacity of the engine-mounted fuel pump (the engine data sheet will show the max suction head for the pump, and also … Read more
You can rely on Simplex to select the pump and motor combination to meet the required flow rate for your project. To do so, Simplex will need the flow rate (GPM or GPH), the specified total dynamic head (TDH) for the fuel piping, and the preferred system voltage. But if you would like to do some of your own … Read more
We recommend that a fuel filtration cycle be set up to circulate 25% of the fuel tank’s content every week. This schedule would allow some time for suspended contaminants and water to settle to the bottom of the tank, where they can get picked up by subsequent filtration events. Also important, a fuel maintenance system should be selected with a fuel … Read more
You should consider a Fuel Port with a built-in fuel transfer pump. The Simplex SmartPump is designed to transfer fuel from a fuel delivery truck to one or more remote storage tanks. This On-Site Power Advisor article may be helpful.