Removing Water from Fuel

coalescenceA two stage filtration system should be used where the maximum amount of water removal is required. The system also allows for fine contaminant removal. Clean and dry fuel is a must and it is accomplished by coalescing the fine droplets of water found in fuel and separating them from the product stream.

The image above illustrates the progression of the product stream through coalescer media. The emulsion is broken apart, filtering the solids, then forcing the minute water particles to coalesce (to consolidate or join up) into larger droplets. Gravity pulls the larger droplets to the bottom of the filter housing allowing it to be drained off during filtration. This is the first of two phases.


The second phase involves separation. A Teflon coated water separator filter, like the one above, is used to repel fine droplets of water that happen to remain from coalescence. This second stage acts as a secondary back-up forcing the water out of the product flow – not allowing it to pass through with the fuel. It works because Teflon is hydrophobic (literally, afraid of water). The water repels off of the coated separator and falls down to the bottom of the filter housing where it can be drained off leaving the fuel clean and dry.

When looking for a filtration system, look for ones that provide the efficiency of coalescing and water separation. Dixon’s new filtration designs include the technology.

Spill Containment

general spill kit

Having efficient spill cleanup and containment products is an imperative to maintaining a safe and clean worksite. Our spill containment products are manufactured with the highest standards. Dixon provides kits and refill items for all kits. Check out our online store to order.

  • 5 Gallon spill kit
  • 17 Gallon spill kit
  • 25 Gallon spill kit
  • 55 Gallon spill kit
  • 55 Gallon refill pack
  • 18”x18” Absorbent pillows
  • 15”x19” Absorbent pads (bales of 100)
  • 8”x10’ Absorbent boom
  • 5”x10’ Absorbent boom
  • 3”x4’ Absorbent sock
  • 33”x40” Yellow disposable enviro-bags with ties (160/roll)
  • 55 Gallon yellow poly drum with bolt locking lid (unfilled)
  • 3’x6’ Portable containment pool
  • 4’x8” Portable containment pool


absolute pleated coalescerIf you haven’t visited our new online store for Cleaning and Filtration Equipment, you’ve been missing out! We have been consistently adding new products and application support information to help our customers become experts at managing fuel quality. Our goal is to provide a complete solution for our customers, from products to applications, to ensure a quality professional result in the field.

Online Store – Our online store has what you need to get the job done! Products include filters, accessories, fuel testing and additive chemicals, and hardware and components. This is where you will find things like our popular fuel sampler and the every-day consumable product like bag filters, coalescing filters and filter cartridges.

CleanFuel Program – This is where you will find guidance and reference material on fuel and contamination basics, fuel analysis, and cleanliness solutions to get your Fuel Quality Management program up-to-speed.