WaterMagnet® Fact Sheet
  1. Water is the worst and most common form of fuel contamination!
  2. All fuels contain some water in suspension.  Temperature changes can cause suspended water in the fuel to coalesce and settle out.  Water is saturated in fuel at the rate of approximately 1 mg/liter/ oF (1.8 mg/liter/oC).  That is, at 70 oF (21oC), a liter of fuel will contain 70 mg of water in suspension.  Then, at a lower temperature of  50 oF (10oC), the fuel will contain 50 mg in the same liter.  That means that 20 mg of water was dropped out of the fuel by cooling it only 20 oF (11oC).  In a 10,000 gallon (37.85 cu. m) tank of fuel, this would amount to about almost a quart (757 cc) of water collected in the bottom of the tank - water that is the source of corrosion and slime buildups.
  3. Condensation of air that enters as tank contents change from usage, bringing in air that is saturated with water at higher temperatures, then cooling to create a "dew" on the inside of the tank.
  4. External seepage or leakage during rains may also cause water to enter the tanks.  Particularly in underground tanks, during ice or snow buildup or very heavy rains, leakage has been a problem.  The requirements for containment dikes has contributed to the problem when drains become stopped up and do not allow water to get away.
  5. Water is more dense than fuel, so it always settles out to the bottom of the tanks.  This is why the WaterMagnet® is placed in the tank bottom, where it can contact the free water and absorb it.
  6. Pooled water introduced into the fuel system is of no benefit to operating engines.  In fact, it is possible to cause engine shut down or significant loss of power when water is introduced.
  7. Water in suspension in burning fuel reduces the amount of energy available (BTUs/KCals), and will result in less horsepower output.
  8. Fuels delivered into tanks will be acclimatize with water pooling at the bottom of the fuel tank in 72 hours or less.  (0ther contaminants may be absorbed with the water at this time.)
  9. A clean burning, water-free fuel allows the fuel's natural lubricants to work, thus helping prevent wear and eventual failure of engine parts.  Slugs of water cause sudden cooling in the engine, and may result in shortened engine life.
  10. Water in fuel tanks, lines, injectors, filters, etc. will freeze more readily than the fuel.  Most fuels freeze at lower than -20oF(-7oC); water freezes at 32oF(0oC).
  11. Water allowed to remain in hydrocarbon fuel (aviation and diesel) cultures a microorganism or bacteria that feeds on the hydrocarbons in the fuel. These microorganisms will produce offspring (spores) which become active and produce colonies and mats of growth.  The colonies of microorganisms produce slime, which clog filters by covering the media. WaterMagnet® removes their environment (water), so no spores or slime will exist.
  12. WaterMagnet® absorbs free water from most fuels - gasoline, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuels, agricultural diesel, and marine fuels.
  13. WaterMagnet® can be put in and removed from a fuel tank a number of times until it is saturated.  Partially saturated absorbers should be stored in a closed plastic bag when not in use.
  14. No tools or equipment are required for installation or removal of the WaterMagnet®.
  15. WaterMagnet® will not harm engines or contaminate fuel.
  16. Water absorbed by the WaterMagnet® is chemically bonded in a gel - not a mechanical bond.  A chemical bond will not release the water when squeezed or held up.  It will, in time, dry out if left to air dry for an extended length of time. It is not reusable after drying.
  17. The size of WaterMagnet® to be used should be selected based on the diameter of the absorber when fully saturated with water and contaminants.  It should be able to pass through the opening in the tank when fully saturated.
  18. Multiple units of WaterMagnet® can be used if sufficient pooled water exists in the tank.
  19. Disposal of WaterMagnet® can be by landfill, incineration, or in accordance with governing laws and regulations.  Its composition is similar to many plastic products in widespread use in all parts of the world.
  20. WaterMagnet® should be used in place of water dispersing additives, never in fuel containing water dispersing additives.
  21. Fuels with water dispersing additives already in them will not let the WaterMagnet® perform to its maximum efficiency.  Water removal works best if it is allowed to coalesce and settle to the bottom of the tank.  Water dispersing fuel additives emulsify the water with the fuel.  This has the effect of bonding the water to the fuel.  One water droplet may be reduced to many minute parts by water dispersing additives. DISPERSING IS NOT REMOVING!
  22. Some approved aviation fuel additives, such as Biobor JF or Priest, are not water removing additives.
  23. Solvents or alcohol used as an additive reduces the lubrication ability of the fuel, which could result in fuel system damage or engine failure.
  24. Use of solvents or alcohol as an additive to diesel lowers the flash point of the fuel, which could lead to explosive mixtures.
  25. When fuels treated with additives are used, the treatment is used up.  When new fuel is added to tanks with a WaterMagnet®, it continues absorbing water until saturated, regardless of the amount of fuel used.  Thus, the costs associated with the WaterMagnet® are directly related to the amount of water removed, not the amount of fuel to be treated.
  26. A dry fuel system is your best insurance against problems that may be caused by water.

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