Fuel delivery system for diesel engines

CAFC
  • US 5,355,860 A
  • Filed: 07/09/1992
  • Issued: 10/18/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A fuel delivery system for removing undesired components from fuel delivered from a fuel tank to an engine comprising, in combination:

  • an engine;

    initial fuel filter means for removing water from fuel received from the fuel tank; and

    secondary fuel filter means including an outlet in fluidic communication with said engine and an inlet in fluidic communication with said initial fuel filter means and located downstream therefrom for receiving fuel containing an undesired gas from said initial fuel filter means and separating substantially all of said undesired gas from fuel received therein prior to passage of said fuel through the outlet,said secondary fuel filter means including a vessel defining a hollow interior chamber in fluidic communication with a return line in fluidic communication with said fuel tank for returning fuel and undesired gas thereto, and a filter media positioned within said chamber for immersion in fuel received therein and a conduit located within said filter media for delivering fuel passing through said filter media to said outlet.

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