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  1. AdBlue Equipment at Hytek - Storing & Dispensing

    Hytek has always been a specialist in fuel and lubrication equipment, so it was no surprise when they added AdBlue equipment to their range. At the time, it was used primarily in heavy agricultural equipment and lorries, but by 2009 it was becoming more prevalent in road cars too.
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  2. What is a Fuel Transfer Pump?

    As its name would suggest, the function of a fuel transfer pump is to transport fuel from the fuel tank to a vehicle or from one location to another. There is an array of uses for fuel transfer pumps, such as refuelling forklift trucks to larger commercial vehicles such as a bus or lorry, right up to large utility vehicles used on construction sites or quarries.
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  3. Fuel Storage Tank Re-Circulation/Fuel Conditioner Kits - keeps fuel fresh!

    High-quality fuel is important in the effective and efficient running of machinery, but how much thought do you give to storing it properly? Fuel that is left sitting still for extended periods such as in emergency tanks or backup systems can become contaminated if not cared for properly. Hytek’s Fuel Storage Tank Re-Circulation/Fuel Conditioner Kits prevent fuel from becoming contaminated over time and make sure that your fuel is ready for use at any time. The kits can be fitted to data centre backup generator tanks, hospital emergency generator ranks, or any other installation where fuel is at risk.
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  4. ATEX Directive: Regulations Change for Diesel Fuel Pump

    Anyone regularly dealing with flammable gases in the workplace will be familiar with what is known as the ATEX directive. ATEX actually consists of two directives.
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  5. An Introduction to Transfer Hand Pumps

    Fuel Transfer Pumps are used to move fuel, whether diesel, petrol or another type of fuel, from one place to another. This may be from one storage container into another or, more frequently, from a storage container into a vehicle via a dispensing nozzle. Many fuel transfer pumps are either mains or battery powered, particularly for larger or heavily used refuelling stations, but hand pumps are also available and can be a good solution for certain types of use.
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    Road diesel & gasoil now contain a percentage of bio-fuel (up to 7%). This provides an ideal breeding ground for diesel/gasoil bugs (Check out our article explaining diesel bug in more detail). Equipment failure can be down to bugs in these modern fuels. Problems with contaminated fuel inside storage tanks can cause pumps & vehicle filters to block, & in severe cases, vehicles can stop working causing downtime & hefty repair bills.

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  7. What is AdBlue® Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

    AdBlue® is the registered trademark for AUS32 (diesel exhaust fluid), and has become the solution of choice for diesel fleet operators working on cutting the concentration of mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the exhaust emissions of their vehicles, with many businesses having already installed AdBlue® tanks to their vehicles in an attempt to meet reduction requirements on the continent. AdBlue® is a trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)

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  8. How Does an Electric Vehicle Charger Work?

    Electric cars, or plug-in hybrids, are increasingly popular options for people concerned about the health and environmental impacts of petrol or diesel-powered vehicles, and indeed the cost of running them. The UK, in common with other European countries, has set a deadline by which to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and small commercial vehicles. While that 2040 deadline may seem some way off, sales of electric cars are already rising rapidly with over 100,000 pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles already on the road.
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    A fuel transfer pump is the part of a refuelling system that moves fuel from one place to another; often from a storage tank to a vehicle, via a dispensing nozzle. Within that general description, however, there is a huge amount of variety, so it is important to understand what you are looking for & what all of the options are.
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  10. Fuel Management Systems - A Buyer's Guide

    More & more commercial transport organisations that refuel their own fleets are installing fuel management systems. These relatively inexpensive systems link the refuelling hardware with sophisticated reporting software & so allow for much greater visibility & accountability with regards to fuel stocks, consumption & usage.
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