Racor 500FG Diesel Fuel Filter

Racor 500FG Turbine Filter

The Racor 500FG Turbine Filter is suitable for engines with a maximum flow rate of 227l/hr.

The Parker Racor 500FG Turbine Fuel Filter offers protection for engines with a maximum fuel flow rate of 227 l/hr. It features the Aquabloc® filter media, a unique engineered product that incorporates pleat-spacing corrugations as well as a graduated pore structure to increase the dirt holding capacity and extend filter life.

Aquabloc® is specially treated to separate and coalesce water away from fuel, causing it to gather into large water droplets which then falls into the collection bowl for extraction.

Racor Aquabloc® elements come in three different lengths for various flow rates. The elements are colour coded as the following:

  • “2” micron brown.
  • “10” micron blue.
  • “30” micron red.

The lower the micron rating the finer the filtration. “2” micron elements are required when there are no additional downstream filters. Ultimately, the micron rating preferred will be a function of fuel quality, operating climates and maintenance schedules.

The Turbine Series is suitable for a wide range of maximum fuel flow rates. From 227 lph (50 gph) with a single Racor 500FG and up to 2044 lph (450 gph) with the 77 and 791000 series triple-manifold units. Applications may include:

  • Containerised generator sets.
  • Excavators.
  • Transporters.

 

How the Racor Turbine 500FG Series works

The Racor Turbine Series fuel filters protect engines through a patented three-stage process:

  1. SEPARATION. The turbine centrifuge separates solids and “free” water through centrifugal action. Over 30% of contaminants are removed at this point, despite the fact there are no moving parts in the turbine series.
  2. COALESCING. Smaller water droplets and solids coalesce on the specially designed conical baffle and fall to the collection bowl.
  3. FILTRATION. Engines benefit from nearly 100% water separation and fuel filtration with Racor proprietary Aquabloc water repelling media. (The filter media is available in a choice of 2, 10 or 30 microns.)

Changing filters by hand is a simple task. This is done by simply unscrewing the ‘T’ handle (by hand), then removing the element using the handle. Then replace the element. The Turbine Series are available with a see-through bowl, which will not discolour from contact with alcohol or UV light. Metal bowls are also available for hazardous locations.

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