Dani Morse, Marine Filtration Specialist The Hope Group
Engine protection begins with good fuel filtration
understanding. Without proper care of the engine, no vessel is really ready to
launch. In a recent blog report from Parker Racor, the authors commented on the
several aspects of fuel filtration that every skipper needs to focus on.
Filters and Water
Fuel filters and water separators protect vital engine
components from the damage caused by dirt particles, salt-water and other
contaminants in the fuel system.
The spin-on filters from Parker Racor have a clear
contaminant collection bowl for outboard applications and metal bowl units for
inboard applications. The Racor filters have a drain valve or plug, ten micron
Aquabloc media, 98 percent efficiency, and corrosion resistant construction.
The Turbine Series filter assemblies from Parker Racor
are designed to be installed on the vacuum side of the fuel transfer pump for
best efficiency and to protect precision engine components from dirt, rust,
algae, asphaltines, varnishes, and especially water.
The filter media from Parker Racor is engineered to repel
water and remove solid contaminants before they can damage precision engine
components. They are available in different lengths for various flow rates and
In its recent blog, the experts from Parker’s Engine
Mobile Filtration Team go in more detail about how the Parker Racor product
meets the requirements of boat owners seeking improved fuel economy and better
performance. Read more about Fuel Filtration for Marine Applications at
Every day, Hydraulic
specialists at The Hope Group solve design and construction problems for
complex hydraulic power units, lubrication units, and pneumatic systems.
In a recent blog post, Ted
Amling, Sr. Project Engineer at Parker Tube Fittings Division wrote about how a leaking test
stand was repaired by actually lengthening the connection between two ports
rather than keeping the original short, straight connection. It takes a lot of
experience and expertise with hydraulics to understand that the leak-free
distance between two points may not be the short route.
As the Hydraulic Authority in
New England, The Hope Group represents Parker hydraulic components for its
customers and specializes in the design and build of complex hydraulic power
units for a wide range of commercial and industrial customers in the food and
beverage, life science, transportation, machine tool, defense, and
The example that Ted Amling
wrote about was an expensive test stand intended to test transmission systems,
which was leaking. He described that it, “involved two ports directly across
from each other – a very short distance between them – connected by a straight
routing using a large, two-inch OD line.” He described that everything was
tight, but it kept leaking. It turns out, according to Ambling, vibration along
the line caused the joints to loosen over time.
So, the irony of the situation
was that to solve the problem, a u-bend was added to the tubing, including
elbow fittings, which provided enough give in the line to cure the leak. The
longer route was the leak-free route. Ambling described that planning tube line
routing, “is a time investment, but it can have a big ROI, especially for
complex systems. It’s in cases like this, which have complex design and build
requirements that The Hope Group engineers, technicians, and specialists can
make a difference for its customers.
You can read more about the case
study that Ambling was referencing on his blog at Parker Blog and you can read more about
the many complex design/build success stories of The Hope Group at Engineered Systems.
For more information on The
Hydraulic Authority can help you with your complex hydraulic system
requirement, contact us at TechSupport@TheHopeGroup.com.