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Reducing Fuel Consumption, Emissions & Fuel-Related Breakdowns in Construction

Reducing fuel consumption in your construction machinery is achieved by delivering 92% cleaner fuel to the engine. FuelActive allows your machinery to perform at manufacturer-rated levels, saving up to 5% on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, lowering operating costs and extending equipment life.

As the construction industry looks to become more sustainable, such as the adoption of Stage V engine technology, the cleanliness of fuel used to power equipment has never been more critical. Even small amounts of contaminated fuel will degrade the fuel delivery system and engine, resulting in a loss of capital efficiency (decreased fuel economy and increased CO2 emissions), breakdowns and increased operational costs.

Reducing Fuel Consumption in Your Construction Machinery

Unlike a standard fuel pickup pipe, the revolutionary FuelActive unit uses a dynamic floating pickup that draws clean fuel from the top of the fuel level, thus avoiding the harmful contaminants that settle at the bottom of the fuel tank. Well suited to the construction sector, FuelActive operates at all levels of fuel within the tank and is unaffected by the agitation of the fuel in use.

Having the most effective filtration, which starts with a clean pickup method inside the fuel tank is vital to ensuring that diesel-powered engines operate at the highest level of efficiency. Even small amounts of contaminants such as water, solid particles and microbial growth can hamper or ruin the efficiency of an engine’s fuel injection system.

By reducing fuel consumption in your construction machinery, you’re also reducing the amount of CO₂ emissions being emitted by your machinery, this in turn reduces the amount of fuel deliveries to the site and if you’re a plant hire company, this helps to reduce end-user costs.

As the density of water is heavier than diesel (typically 15% – 20%), FuelActive works by placing the float in the optimum fuel strata and unlike a conventional pick up pipe, diffuses localised pressure around the float and thus avoids ingesting contaminates.

You can see FuelActive in action across a range of customers here.

Reduce harmful emissions

Burning cleaner fuel enables diesel engines to emit lower levels of carbon dioxide. Especially important when operating in low emission zones.

Reduce Component Replacements

Burning cleaner fuel increases the life expectancy of fuel injectors, fuel pumps and fuel filters when working in tough work site conditions.

Reduce Maintenance

Burning cleaner fuel avoids blocked fuel filters and damaged fuel pumps, which keeps costs down and your equipment running.

End Fuel-related Breakdowns

Burning cleaner fuel preserves the engine’s fuel-injectors and prolongs the life expectancy of the diesel engines of your construction machines.

Reduce Fuel Consumption

Burning cleaner fuel improves fuel efficiency, which means you get more and better performance from every gallon. Integral for keeping ongoing operational costs down.

Reduce Cost of Ownership

Burning cleaner fuel reduces the cost of diesel engine maintenance while ending on-site fuel-related breakdowns and improving the overall performance of your construction machines.

Product Features

FuelActive installation on JCB Excavator

Easy to fit

FuelActive can be fitted to a wide range of construction equipment from excavators, telehandlers, wheel loaders, dumpers, piling rigs and ADTs and is typically installed in less than 60 minutes.

Installed directly into the fuel tank, FuelActive replaces the standard fuel pick-up pipe.

Ideally fitted during PDI to reduce machinery downtime, FuelActive can also be retrofitted on-site.

Bottom feed FuelActive unit design Reducing Fuel Consumption in your construction machinery

Zero Maintenance

The FuelActive fuel pick-up is a true fit-and-forget solution. With a long operational life and 5-year standard warranty, there is no required maintenance or parts to replace.

The stainless steel baffle has an ultra-smooth interior to eliminate any friction and the hose and float are hydrocarbon resistant, protecting against modern-day fuel corrosion.



Not confined to diesel, the physics that underpins FuelActive functionality remains true for other fuels such as HVO, petrol and kerosene.

With a wide range of unit types, FuelActive has off-the-shelf solutions for the leading construction brands and can also offer bespoke engineering services.

Fuel cubes and fuel storage tanks are also popular amongst our customers.

Reduced Fuel Consumption and CO₂ emissions with FuelActive

Independently Tested

Independent laboratory testing by Sogefi Filtration Ltd showed that the water/diesel separation efficiency of the FuelActive system exceeded 94 percent, compared with 2.3 percent for the conventional pick up pipe.

The FuelActive unit delivered fuel that was 92 percent cleaner than the conventional fuel pick-up pipe which culminates in reducing fuel consumption in your construction machinery.

KW Bell Civil Engineering Sustainability with FuelActive

Proven in the Industry

FuelActive is proven in the industry with customers from Civil Engineering such as KW Bell Group or Chasetown Civil Engineering, Plant Hire such as Rocket Rentals, Welfare such as Groundhog, Crushing & Screening, Power Generation all choosing FuelActive to help reduce fuel costs, lower their emissions and negate fuel-related breakdowns.

You can find out more about reducing fuel consumption in your construction machinery on our Customer Stories page.


Customers in Construction

KW Bell Group

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AJC EasyCabin

AJC EasyCabin manufacture and supply a range of ultra-low emission welfare cabins to the construction sector, helping operators and sites across the UK reduce their carbon footprint. The Ecosmart Solar Max welfare cabin features a full roof of solar panels that intelligently switches between power supplied by solar, batteries and a generator.

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Rocket Rentals

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Mandiri JCB

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ECL Civil Engineering

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Genquip Groundhog Welfare Units

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