Algae-X — Optimal Fuel and Oil Quality

Monday, May 05, 2003

Created with the premise of reversing the process of fuel breakdown, Algae-X's fuel conditioning process optimizes fuel droplet size, which is designed to result in combustion efficiency, improved filterability, as well as lower operating costs.

Based in Fort Meyers, Fla., Algae-X provides upgrades to the combustion process of engines and turbines. According to the company, improved combustion saves fuel and reduces carbon deposits, smoke, harmful emissions and maintenance. In addition, the company also works to preserve fuel once it is stored and can also improve its filterability. These improvements also contribute to the reversion of sludge build up, prevention of tank cleaning and the enhancement of oil/water separation.

Algae-X works to remove the sludge and water that can accumulate at the bottom of fuel and oil storage tanks via its MTC 1000 system.

Developed to naturally remove these deposits, the system is a three-stage fuel conditioning and tank cleaning system that can remove free water and particulate down to five micron. Subsequently, the fuel is treated with Algae-X's Magnetic Fuel Conditioner — reversing the process of fuel breakdown. The last stage following the filter bypass involves an industrial type water block fine filter that removes the smallest of particles and in-trained water.

Options on the MTC 1000 include: water sensor alarm, automatic drain valve and remote monitoring.

Algae-X in mid-April introduced its latest model Fuel Polishing & Recirculating System - the FPS-500.

Touted as a self-contained system that allows fuel to be periodically re-circulated to easily remove water, sludge, algae and inorganic debris from the fuel, the system also eliminates microbial contamination.

Principal components include: ALGAE-X model 500 Fuel Conditioning Unit, Separ Fuel/Water Separator & Filter, six hour manual timer, fuel pressure gauge and a continuous duty gear pump.

The FPS-500 improves and maintains the quality of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and other distillate fuels. It prevents tank sludge, clogged filters and keeps your fuel in a pristine condition.

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