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Eliminate the effects of Diesel Bug with FuelActive

Engine failure caused as a result of fuel contamination, such as diesel bug, can have devastating results for boats and watercraft, especially those operating in restricted waters or heavy seas. That’s why the FuelActive® fuel pickup unit has become such a crucial component in marine vessels. FuelActive units are the first choice for marine applications around the world.

Avoiding contaminants such as diesel bug

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 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 engines’ fuel injection system.

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.

By sending cleaner fuel to the engine, FuelActive protects sensitive fuel system and engine components such as filters, fuel pumps and injectors from premature wear, allowing the engine to operate closer to factory emission and fuel economy levels for longer.

Find out how FuelActive has been helping our customers here.

Reduce Component Replacements

Burning cleaner fuel increases the life expectancy of fuel injectors, fuel pumps and fuel filters when working at sea.

Reduce Maintenance

Burning cleaner fuel avoids blocked fuel filters and damaged fuel pumps, caused by contamination such as diesel bug, which keeps costs down and your engine running.

End Fuel-related Breakdowns

Burning cleaner fuel and avoiding the pick-up of fuel contaminants, such as diesel bug, preserves the engine’s fuel-injectors and prolongs the life expectancy of the engine of your vessel.

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

Delivering non-contaminated fuel to your injectors reduces the cost of diesel engine maintenance while ending potential fuel-related engine breakdowns and improving the overall performance of your vessel.

Product Features

Fuel Pickup System

Easy to fit

Installation is relatively non-intrusive and can normally take place while the tank remains on your vessel. All that is required is a simple replacement of the current fuel pick-up pipe.

We have solutions for all types of marine equipment. Need something bespoke? Our engineering team will work with you to create a solution bespoke to you.

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FuelActive® is proven to work on the toughest of seas in all temperatures on all types of marine equipment.

FuelActive® units can deliver over 4000 litres of diesel per hour and also operate efficiently within the highly agitated fuel of an inshore speed boat.

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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.

FuelActive range designed to Reduce Engine Contamination and engine emissions


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 vessels.

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