Anytime your machines are not operational and suffering any degree of downtime, you as a business are losing efficiency. FuelActive® seeks to eliminate this concern by addressing the causes of fuel-related machine breakdowns.
Komatsu are a company considered to be industry leaders in the field of construction and mining equipment. With this reputation comes a desire to maintain high quality output at maximum efficiency. Machine reliability is key, including the desire to prevent fuel from becoming contaminated which accounts for 85% of fuel-related breakdowns.
Below are some of the ways FuelActive® prevents potential problems:
Eradicate Fuel Related Breakdowns
Two Komatsu ADT HM400-2’s were fitted with FuelActive® and have worked for over 6,500 hours in an extremely remote mine in Argentina.
These two pieces of equipment were the only trucks to continue operating in the mine when a batch of contaminated fuel was detected to arrive at the mine site. All the other equipment which was not fitted with FA had stopped due to contaminated fuel systems with water. The HM400´s with FuelActive® installed continued to work.
Reduce Machine Downtime And Maintenance
FuelActive®’s ability to increase productivity was displayed when installed into a problematic Komatsu PC350 in an Argentinian mine.
During the first 988 hours of machine life, Komatsu PC350LC-8 S/N B10132 suffered damage to two sets of fuel injectors and fuel pump. The damage caused by fuel contamination amounted to US $25,000.
FuelActive was subsequently installed. The next ‘low pressure rail code’ occurred more than 4 years after the installation (7,352 hours of operation) and the fuel filters need changing.
Reduce Component Replacements
FuelActive® ensures that clean fuel is presented to the fuel lines. The need for frequent fuel filter changes is therefore immediately reduced. The level of contamination that reaches fuel injectors and pumps is reduced to a minimum, meaning these components are subjected to less ‘wear and tear’ damage. The lifespan of these components as well as the lifespan of the whole machine is extended as a result.