f. Filter/Separator. The filter/separator (figure 1-8) is a vertical, 50 gpm (189 liters
per minute) unit
designed for maximum operating pressure of 75 psi (5.273 kg/sq cm). Both solids and water are removed
from the fuel through the (blending) and filtering medium of the elements inside the filter/separator. The
filter/separator consists of:
(1) Four canisters.
(2) Four filter elements.
(3) One differential pressure gage.
(4) One water sight gage.
(5) One draincock.
Any solid impurities and water in the liquid being pumped is trapped in the filter elements. The elements
hold the solid particles and the water collects and settles to the deck plate where it can be periodically
removed through the drain. Clean product builds up in the shell and is pumped to the hose reels. Refer
to figure 1-7 for flow of the pumped liquid through the filter/separator.
Figure 1-6. Filter Separator.