Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-01-1459

Innovative Water Separation Technology and Electrostatic Discharge System Developed and Validated for the Diesel Fuel Filtration Module of the Ford F-Series Next Generation 2009-01-1459

A significant increase of diesel vehicles commercialization is expected in North America in the next years, especially in Full Size segments (Pick Up, CUV, SUV, Van, …) and new high performances common rail turbo charged diesel engines are in development with excellent balance between power, torque and fuel consumption.
New diesel fuels as Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and Bio Diesel Blends (2% to 20%) are now a reality in US gas stations to help to reach EPA emissions targets and CO2 foot prints of vehicles but these new fuels are showing undesired impacts on fuel line and fuel injection system components as deposits or corrosion and seizing risks.
The fuel filter is THE safety component of the diesel fuel line by cleaning the fuel from particles, water droplets and other organic contaminants and is by this way one of the most impacted by new fuels.
SOGEFI Filter Division has been selected by Ford to develop the diesel fuel conditioning module of the F-Series next generation and has created an innovative product combining European top-ranking filtration technologies with specific solutions dedicated to North American needs of water separation and electrostatic charges dissipation that are presented in this paper.


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