Fuel Transfer System Explained

Fuel Transfer System Valves
This is a shot of the FTS Valves on our Pro model

If you work with equipment, cars, trucks, vehicles, or any other type of machinery, one of the things that’s always on your to do list is refueling and transferring fuel from one piece of equipment to the other. With our Pro 110 Industrial FTS gas trailer that is equipped with a fuel transfer system, you can make your fueling work easier and to show you how, we’re going to break down what this refueling system has to offer.

Fuel Transfer System Functionality

This system allows operators the ability to siphon fuel from external sources up to 15 feet away, as oppose to only being able to discharge fuel from a trailer’s tank itself. It works by the simple opening and closing a valve on the intake side of the pump, which directs where the fuel is being drawn from. This allows the operator to choose to have the fuel from the tank inlet chosen as the source or from the external connecting point. If the external connecting point is selected, just hook up the optional 15’ siphon hose with its quick disconnect fittings to begin siphoning.

Referring to the picture above, these are your fuel transfer options when using the different valve configurations with our system:

Regular Flow Position

In this position, fuel will be siphoned from the tank and discharged through the fuel hose and nozzle.

  • Valve 1 Handle Position: Back, pointing towards Rear of Trailer
  • Valve 2 Handle Position: Back, pointing towards Rear of Trailer
  • Valve 3 Handle Position: Right, pointing towards Passenger Side of Trailer

Fuel Transfer Siphon to Tank Position

In this position, fuel will be siphoned from the external hose connection and discharged into the tank.

  • Valve 1 Handle Position: Down, pointing towards Bottom of Trailer
  • Valve 2 Handle Position: Back, pointing towards Rear of Trailer
  • Valve 3 Handle Position: Back, pointing towards Rear of Trailer

Fuel Transfer Siphon to Hose and Nozzle Position

In this position, fuel will be siphoned from the external hose connection and discharged through the fuel hose and nozzle.

  • Valve 1 Handle Position: Down, pointing towards Bottom of Trailer
  • Valve 2 Handle Position: Back, pointing towards Rear of Trailer
  • Valve 3 Handle Position: Right, pointing towards Passenger Side of Trailer

Drain Fuel Hose into Tank Position

In this position, fuel will be siphoned and emptied from the fuel hose and discharged into the tank. Note: the Nozzle handle must be squeezed and open during this position’s operation to allow air to flow into the hose and fuel to flow through the hose.

  • Valve 1 Handle Position: Down, pointing towards Bottom of Trailer
  • Valve 2 Handle Position: Right, pointing towards Passenger Side of Trailer
  • Valve 3 Handle Position: Back, pointing towards Rear of Trailer
  • Nozzle Handle: Open

Why it’s installed on the Pro FTS

Fuel Transfer System
Pictured here is part of the fuel transfer system found on the Pro 110 Industrial FTS.

There are a variety of reasons why the fuel transfer system is only installed on the Pro 110 Industrial FTS. One, in order for the system to work effectively and safely, a heavy duty pump is required. This model features a 12V, 25 GPM aviation rated pump built to discharge aviation gasoline (Avgas or 100LL), kerosene grade fuel(Jet A), and other blends making it a perfect fit for commercial, industrial, or general aviation settings. Two, in addition to having a heavy duty fuel pump, this model comes pre-built and equipped with all the necessary plumbing, fittings, and flow valves for the the fuel transfer system to work properly.

Additional Pro 110 Industrial FTS Features

  • DOT Approved 110 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • DOT Compliant Trailer
  • Automatic Shutoff Nozzle
  • 50′ Fuel Hose Reel
  • 50′ Grounding Cable Reel
  • LED Lights
  • Diamond Plate Tank
  • Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction

More FTS Uses

Fuel Transfer Pump
Shown here is the fuel transfer pump installed on our FTS gas trailer

In addition to being a reliable method to transfer fuel between multiple pieces of equipment, the FTS is a great choice for transporting fuel from one location to another. Plus, it allows for easy fuel storage to keep on hand gasoline, diesel, Avgas, or other fuels types at:

  • An airport or hangar
  • A construction site
  • A marina
  • The open road
  • Remote location
  • Fleet refueling center
  • Industrial park

Where to find more information

If a gas trailer with a fuel transfer system is something that you’re interested in, you can find more information on the Pro 110 Industrial FTS by visiting its product page. To request a quote, visit our pricing request page or contact your local dealer.

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