Racor Turbine Series Diesel Fuel Filters
The Parker Racor Turbine Series offers protection for the largest most expensive equipment in your fleet. Through the availability of a duplex and triplex installation you can always have a clean fuel filter in reserve. This allows you to service the clogged filter even while the engine is running.
Use our cross-reference table to find the filter that fits your engine.
Medium to large engines between 277-2,500hp with maximum fuel flow rates of 227-2,044l/hr found on equipment such as:
- Containerised generator sets.
- Large excavators.
- Large transporters.
The Racor Turbine Series system uses the Aquabloc® filter media, a unique engineered product that incorporates pleat-spacing corrugations and a graduated pore structure to increase the dirt holding capacity and also 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 fall into the collection bowl for extraction.
Racor Aquabloc® elements come in three different lengths for various flow rates and are color coded “2” micron brown, “10” micron blue and “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.
How the Racor Turbine Series works
The Racor Turbine Series fuel filters protect engines through a patented three-stage process:
- SEPARATION. The turbine centrifuge separates solids and “free” water through centrifugal action. The turbine series has no moving parts but over 30% of contaminants are removed at this point.
- COALESCING. Smaller water droplets and solids coalesce on the specially designed conical baffle and fall to the collection bowl.
- 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.)
The fuel filters are easily changed by hand – by simply unscrewing the ‘T’ handle (by hand), then remove the element using its own 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.