Euroflo is ready for the switch from red diesel – Our pumps are already HVO fuel compatible. As part of their climate change initiative, the UK government announced it would be ending entitlements to use red diesel by April 1st 2022. This change is meant to incentivise the agricultural and construction sectors to improve the energy efficiency of their vehicles and machinery, allowing the UK to meet their 2050 goal of net zero carbon. With this change comes the need to look elsewhere for alternatives that burn cleaner, but are still easy to use and offer a similar price point. Here’s our suggestion: HVO Fuel. What is HVO Fuel? Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel, also referred to as “Green Diesel,” is a second-generation biofuel, meaning it’s produced from plant and animal waste. Hydrogen is used as a catalyst to remove the oxygen molecules from the fats in the oil, creating a diesel alternative without the use of fossil fuels. It is considered a drop-in alternative, meaning it can be used in existing tanks without any retrofitting costs. It is completely compatible with existing fuel logistics and can be blended at high percentages with traditional mineral diesel.
Arranging Your Pump Correctly Despite the simplicity of plug and play pumps, there are a few important precautions that one must consider in order to optimise the effectiveness of the pumping application. Arrange the pump so that it doesn’t burrow itself into sand or clay. The burrowing of a submersible pump is a common problem that occurs on construction sites. Burrowing can be avoided by placing the pump on a bed of coarse gravel or on a wooden plank. The pump can also be hung freely by a rope or chain, or put into a cut-down and perforated oil drum. Alternatively, a pontoon or floatation device can be used. Avoid sharp bends on the hose Any sharp bends, kinks or pinching of the hose reduces the capacity of the pump. Avoiding any hose anomalies can dramatically increase the efficiency of the pumping application. Grindex submersible pumps have a rotatable discharge connection. This can be very helpful in preventing any bends or kinks. Tandem connections In order to achieve higher pumping heads, two or more drainage pumps can be connected in series. For this purpose, a series connecting flange is available as an accessory. When pumping
Euroflo now have a range of diesel pumps available for hire. These pumps are available in 2″-8″ and all accessories are available. A complete list of pumps can be seen as follows: We also offer a range of Betsy type pumps for hire in the UK & Ireland. For more information, contact our sales team today on 0800 054 62 69.