1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Air bleed control protects diesel engines"It keeps air out of fuel lines and, if you run out of fuel, it'll shut the engine down," says Bob Worl, marketing manager for Airout Inc., manufacturer of a new fuel line control that prevents one of the major problems with diesel engines.
"If air gets into diesel fuel lines the engine can't be restarted until all air is removed from fuel lines, filters, injections pump and injectors. If you have to have someone else do it for you, it can cost as much as $150 because it can be a two to three hour job," notes Worl, who says the Airout air-bleeder was originally developed for rental equipment because people often took poor care of equipment and often ran out of fuel.
The Airout device looks like a fuel filter canister and simply mounts anywhere in the engine compartment, connected in-line to the fuel line. Fuel runs in one side of the canister and out the other. Any air bubbles in the fuel rise to the top of the fuel in the canister and go out through a small hole in the top. Fuel is returned to the fuel tank through a return line.
The Airout contains a float switch which cuts the fuel supply off at the injector pump when fuel runs out. A red fuel warning indicator on the instrument panel lights up to advise the operator of the reason for the shutdown.
The Airout system sells for $147.50. Can be used on any diesel engine, including cars, tractors, combines, and industrial equipment.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Airout Inc., P.O. Box 26828, Indianapolis, Ind. 46226 (ph 317 547-6620).
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