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FuelActive is designed to reduce train downtime in rail.

Approximately 80 per cent of engine downtime or premature maintenance is caused by poor fuel quality and diesel contamination.

This global problem is affecting companies across rail transportation. Often remaining undetected, poor fuel quality, leading to fuel contamination drives up operating costs by increasing repair and maintenance, reducing uptime and eroding capital efficiency.

The patented FuelActive fuel pickup unit is a unique, innovative solution to the problem of fuel contamination in diesel engines.

Unlike a standard fuel pickup pipe, the revolutionary FuelActive unit uses a floating pickup pipe that draws clean fuel from the top of the fuel level, thus avoiding the harmful contaminants that settle at the bottom of the tank.

Proven to Reduce Train Downtime in Rail

In partnership with Unipart Rail FuelActive have worked with customers such as Colas and Northern Rail in reducing engine downtime and ensuring their trains run more efficiently.

Working on Colas Grinders, FuelActive has extended filter life by 258% compared to a conventional pick-up pipe on Colas Rail Grinder.

On Northern trains fitted with FuelActive, filter contamination has decreased by 82.5% in pre-filters and 66.8% in secondary filters compared to the original fuel line architecture.

Across the filtration system, FuelActive reduces contamination by 1.727 grams or 82.2% compared to a conventional pick-up pipe.

There is only one in-tank, fit-and-forget product – FuelActive. Find out how FuelActive has been helping our customers here.

Reduce Fuel Consumption

FuelActive is proven to reduce fuel consumption by 5%. Burning cleaner fuel increases the thermal efficiency of your engine, thus reducing fuel consumption.

Reduce harmful emissions

FuelActive is proven to reduce CO2 emissions by 5%. Burning cleaner fuel maintains factory-level emissions standards throughout the lifecycle of your engine.

Reduce Component Replacements

Burning cleaner fuel increases the life expectancy of fuel injectors, fuel pumps and fuel filters when carrying large loads, in tough conditions.

Reduce Maintenance

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

End Fuel-related Breakdowns

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

Reduce Cost of Ownership

Burning cleaner fuel reduces the cost of diesel engine maintenance while ending fuel-related breakdowns and improving the overall driving performance of your train.

Product Features

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Simple to Install

Installation is relatively non-intrusive and can normally take place while the tank remains on the machine. All that is required is a simple replacement of the current fuel pick-up pipe. Fitting can be completed within 60 minutes in most instances.

FuelActive can be fitted across a multitude of engine types. Our in-house design team can produce a solution specific to your engine tank requirement.


Patented Design

FuelActive’s float design with built-in diffuser reduces localised pressure minimising the disturbance of contamination within the tank. The conventional fuel pick-up design creates a high-velocity disturbance in and around where contaminants settle (see red area).

The only in-tank aftermarket solution, there is not a solution on the market that competes with FuelActive to reduce fuel consumption, reduce breakdowns and prolong filter life.

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 system. The FuelActive fuel pick-up unit delivered fuel that was 92 percent cleaner than the conventional fuel pick-up system.

Proven to reduce train downtime in rail, Colas and Northen Rail have both had significant reductions in filter replacement needs.


Zero Maintenance

Proven to reduce train downtime in rail, the FuelActive unit is unique in targeting the crippling effects of fuel contamination. It requires no maintenance after installation and comes with a standard 5-year warranty.

It’s truly fit & forget technology.


Manufacturing excellence

FuelActive® is ISO 9001 accredited. Units are made up of steel and plastic components which are resistant to Hydrocarbon Fuels (Diesel, Gasoline, Kerosene etc).

The product has been thoroughly tested in the field and independently tested by a TS16949 registered filter company.



Not confined to diesel. The physics that underpins FuelActive® functions remains true for other fuels such as petrol, kerosene, adBlue etc.
FuelActive units are often made bespoke.

Bottom feed units, units capable of delivering >4,000 litres of fuel per hour and units that are fitted to unconventionally-shaped fuel tanks make up a versatile range of products.

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Industry Expertise

Together, along with industry experts Unipart Rail, we are delivering an innovative solution to the rail sector, designed to reduce fuel consumption, reduce maintenance and the total cost of ownership, and support the planet by reducing CO2 emissions.

As part of Unipart’s industry-leading product support, they will provide FuelActive’s unique solution to owners and operators of diesel-powered equipment and fuel-storage tanks around the world. You can find out more here.

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