Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, propyl or ethyl) esters. Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, animal fat/tallow) with an alcohol.
Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used alone or blended with petrol diesel.
The term "biodiesel" is standardized as a mono-alkyl ester in the United States. If you are burning home-made biodiesel in your diesel engine, your final filtration should be 1-micron single-pass bag filter. This will remove unwanted contamination and preserve your vehicle's fuel pump, fuel filter, and fuel injectors.
*NOTE* We recommend that the final filtration should be between 1 and 5 microns, but depending on the state of your bio-diesel during production, you may start with 200,100 or 50 microns, and move down to 25 or 10 microns, and then to 5 or 1 micron.
To get you started we have a Bio-Diesel Kit which includes an X100 filter bag housing with carbon steel mounting legs, a differential pressure indicator, and 10 PONG1X01 filter bags rated 1 micron. The starter package will have all necessary components, however, if you need additional parts they are all available for individual purchase. The X100 housing will have a Viton® gasket in the package.
- X100 Housing
- Mounting Legs (Plastic, Cone, Carbon and Stainless Steel)
- Change Indicator
- Gaskets (Buna or Viton® Material)
- X100 Filter Bags
If you need more information about Bio-Diesel filtration, tips and ideas, please give us a call and we can help you answer any further questions.