Vortex System

Vortex System

Removes water and contamination from FUEL STORAGE TANKS and BOWSERS


If you use any type of diesel, you will need to prevent fuel contamination, which will harm your expensive machinery and can lead to breakdown problems which waste valuable time. Plant fitted with modern, high-pressure fuel injection systems are particularly vulnerable. Sand and grit are two main contaminants, but water can also be highly damaging, leading to performance and reliability issues. The Fuel-Guard VORTEX is designed to remove and protect your equipment from these hazards.

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Biodiesel – increased usage, increased risk

Fuel legislation is designed to lower harmful emissions. This, coupled with the expanding global demand for fuel, has increased the use of available bio-diesel.

Bio-diesel poses a greater risk of water contamination than petro-diesel, because water is introduced to bio-diesel during production. Bio-diesel also absorbs water from the atmosphere. As temperatures rise, water is absorbed into the fuel, as they fall, water condenses out, forming harmful ‘free water’ which sinks to the tank bottom. This ‘free water’ can wreak havoc on your fuel system and engine.

How the VORTEX works

By using cyclonic and capillary technology the incoming fuel is forced through the units internal baffle system which creates a swirling centrifugal action subjecting the fuel to a constant force, water and dirt being denser components will be separated from the lighter component of the fuel itself.

This is the first cleaning stage were the largest and heaviest impurities accumulate and descend into the lower collection chamber.

At the second stage the velocity of the fuel slows down allowing any free water and other impurities to maintain their mass preventing any emulsification within the fuel, these impurities fall out and sink into lower collection chamber and remain there until purged.

In the final stage fuel passes through a bifurcation process allowing small water droplets and particulate to be coalesced out of the fuel stream.

All these 3 stages are carried out simultaneously which results in clean fuel rising to the top of the unit ensuring a continuous supply of clean free fuel to your equipment.


MODEL IN/OUT Port Connection Flow Rate Litres/min Dimensions Width Length Weight Dry
FGV-60 1" BSP 60 Litres/min 120mm 400mm 3kg
FGV-150 1" BSP 150 Litres/min 185mm 550mm 10kg
FGV-350 2" BSP 350 Litres/min 185mm 980mm 15kg


Keeping your diesel fuel free from water and other contamination is fundamental in ensuring optimum performance and the prolonged engine life of your equipment


  • The Fuel-Guard VORTEX System will remove 99.8% of water and 95%of dust, dirt and other solid contaminants found in all diesel.
  • The Fuel-Guard VORTEX System performs this function without the use of changeable, replaceable or cleanable filter elements, cartridges or a bowl.
  • By removing contamination immediately, the Fuel-Guard VORTEX System will virtually eliminate all filter clogging, which will extend engine and filter life.

    Storage tanks are a breeding ground for bacteria, microbes, yeasts and mould. Common rail engines are very sensitive to the slightest pollution in fuels.
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Economic Benefits

  • No internal filters to replace
  • Removes contamination caused by bacterial growth
  • Separates solid debris such as sand, rust and sludge

Eco Benefits

  • Reduces exhaust emissions
  • Reduction in land fill
  • Less filter replacements
Vortex Cleaning System




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