OPERATOR AND UNIT MAINTENANCE
FUEL FILTER/WATER SEPARATOR (FUEL TRANSFER SYSTEM) FOR
INLAND AND COASTAL LARGE TUG (LT)
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The fuel filter/water separator is comprised of a water detector alarm system, pressure gauges, filter element
assembly, and control panel. Depending upon the filter element used, the fuel filter/water separator has filtration
capabilities down to two microns to effectively purify diesel fuel. The technical characteristics of this system are
detailed in the equipment data paragraph in this work package. Theory of operation is outlined in WP 0003 00.
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
Figure 1. Major Components of the Fuel Filter/Water Separator
1. Control panel (figure 1, item 1). This panel controls the power to the fuel filter/water separator. It also
contains the fuses that provide circuit protection for the system.
2. Filter element assembly (figure 1, item 2). The filter element assembly consists of ten 30-micron filter ele-
ments. The filter elements remove solid contaminates from the fuel oil supply before it reaches its final
destination. If desired, 10-micron filter elements may be used in place of the 30-micron filter elements. The
10-micron filter elements are the same as the filter elements used for the main engine and Ship's Service
Diesel Generator (SSDG) fuel filter/water separators.
3. Indicator panel (figure 1, item 3). This panel contains the inlet and discharge pressure gauges as well as the
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MODELS
There are no differences between models for this system.