Even with the development of cleaner-burning fuels, contaminants are still a major concern when it comes to fuel systems.
Baldwin fuel filters protect sensitive fuel system components, such as injection pumps and injectors, from damaging contaminants, which include:
Water — destroys lubricative properties of your fuel, damaging fuel system components and resulting in fuel flow stoppage at cold temperatures.
Fungus and Bacteria — plug fuel filters, feed on hydrocarbons and spread rapidly in the presence of moisture.
Precipitates (non-combustible materials) — settle out of the fuel causing few problems.
Particulates (black, tar-like contaminants) — plug fuel filters quickly.
Wax — adds energy to diesel fuel; however, during cold weather, wax thickens and gels – slowing or stopping fuel flow.
The use of a fuel filter designed for your equipment will reduce your engine’s exposure to these contaminants.