The Veeder-Root HydrX Fuel Conditioning System is a revolutionary solution designed to prevent corrosion in storage tanks containing ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and biodiesel. In response to customer feedback, we are proud to announce the release of the 2.5-gallon HydrX 250D Fuel Conditioner model, a smaller version of the original 5-gallon HydrX 500D Fuel Conditioner model.
Why a Smaller Version?
HydrX 500D has been successful in preventing corrosion at new and existing fuel sites, but some customers have requested a smaller version that can fit their existing medium bury sump specifications. After conducting surveys at a representative sample of sites, we developed HydrX 250D, which is 23” tall, has a 2.5-gallon waste water capacity, and the same water removal and fuel conditioning performance as the larger model.
Who Needs the Smaller Version?
HydrX 250D is ideal for retailers in markets that experience in-tank corrosion, such as tropical, moist subtropical mid-latitude, and moist continental mid-latitude climates. It is specifically designed for retailers with medium bury depth (shallower) sumps. If your fuel site falls into this category, HydrX 250D may be a better fit for your needs than HydrX 500D, which is 30” tall and designed for deep bury sumps.
Does it Perform the Same as HydrX 500D?
Yes, while HydrX 250D has a smaller waste water capacity, the functional importance is on continuous water removal, rather than the amount of water stored. Even a small amount of water (1 gallon) has a significant impact on the proliferation of microbial growth inside of tanks, and the key to preventing corrosion is to continuously remove water from the diesel storage tank.
This is where the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System excels. It includes a Water Intake Device (WID) that reaches the lowest point of the tank bottom to remove all stagnant water, effectively eliminating the environment that microbes need to thrive. In addition to removing water, HydrX filters out rust, sand, and microbial particulate, returning clean fuel back to the tank.
Why is HydrX Important for Most Fuel Sites?
Corrosion in diesel storage tanks can cause serious problems, such as leaks, environmental contamination, and costly repairs. HydrX is a critical tool for preventing these issues and ensuring the longevity and safety of your fuel site.
One of the key benefits of HydrX is the predictable nature of maintenance. Typical installations are expected to require water drains and filter changes every 12-18 months. Real-time system monitoring prompt automatic notifications when maintenance is needed, as opposed to traditional corrosion prevention methods that lead to emergency maintenance events and require quarterly or even monthly inspections and cleanings. This reduced maintenance burden can save companies significant time and resources. In addition, it can remove water from the lowest point in the tank in as little as 24 hours, helping to prevent bacteria growth and the formation of sludge. This can improve the overall quality of the fuel and extend the lifespan of the equipment.
The HydrX Fuel Conditioning System is easy to install and maintain, and is supported with software version 10.F or higher on a TLS-450PLUS or TLS4 ATG with TLS-XB Expansion Box. This integration also gives users remote access to the system, allowing them to monitor status, configuration settings, reporting, and alarms on the go, and proactively schedule maintenance and ensure that their fuel site is always in top condition.
The Bottom Line
The Veeder-Root HydrX Fuel Conditioning System is an essential tool for preventing corrosion in diesel storage tanks. The new HydrX 250D Fuel Conditioner model offers the same performance as the original HydrX 500D, 5-gallon model in a smaller, more versatile package. If your fuel site is in an area conducive to microbial growth and corrosion, consider the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System to keep your fuel within specification and maintain equipment at peak efficiency.