FLUIDMASTERS SPECIALIST PRODUCTS
STATIC ELECTRICITY PRECAUTIONS
Caution Please read the following prior to installation.
Static electrical charges are produced when flammable liquids are moved through a pipeline or hose, during splash filling of a container and decanting. These charges are capable of ignition a mixture of flammable vapours and air.
While it can not be prevented, static electricity can be controlled by EARTHING the filter housing by providing a path to earth. Static electrical charges do not usually accumulate to significant levels when filling containers with a capacity of 20 litres or less; the risk increases when filling larger containers/vessels.
The Microlube Filter Housing should be placed in a manner that allows direct contact with the ground via an earth wire thus allowing any static electrical charge to dissipate safely during filtering.
All associated pumps; pipe and hose should also be earthed in a wire loop and grounded.
Diesel, although less easily ignited than petrol, has a greater tendency to generate static charge.
Following are instructions for the use and safe operation of the Microlube Housing
Most housings are supplied with filter bag already installed however details are given below for safe bag installation.
1. Remove the four lid bolts and insert a filter bag
Remove tag from inside top of filter bag
The bag drops down into the housing and sits inside the basket, you will need to push the ring at the top of the bag down until it seats on the top of the steel basket.
Most models are now fitted with a bag retainer which sits on top of the bag and is held in place when the lid is closed.
2.Place the o-ring in the recess on the flange at the top of the housing before the lid is fitted.
3.Place the lid back onto the housing and bolt it down evenly and firmly.
4.Ensure drain cock on bottom is closed
5. Check over vessel for any leaks