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Tankbusters Diesel Filtration Equipment

The Tankbusters range of fuel polishing systems, available in our on-line shop, is designed for all applications using red diesel/white diesel but specifically in:-

  • Boating
  • Agriculture
  • Heavy Plant Industry
  • Holding Tanks
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • In fact whether you use Red or White diesel, Hydraulic Oil or Central Heating Fuel, Tankbusters have the equipment to clean your tank & fuel

The Tankbusters range is derived from equipment used  on a much larger scale for applications in:

  • Heavy Plant
  • Oil & Refineries
  • The MOD
  • NHS
  • Mining

All of these industries require clean uncontaminated fuel to ensure that they can work effectively and reliably.

By scaling down the equipment, but using the same filtration filters. The Tankbusters range of equipment is able to achieve removal of all contamination to a level of 1 micron or less (that’s better than required by Formula One Racing Cars!) and removing water to below 100 ppm (parts per million).


By filtering out:

  • Water
  • The Diesel Bug
  • Contamination

You can be sure that you have clean and water free fuel.  Your engine will run more smoothly, be more economical and with less wear on all moving parts.

The Tankbusters range has the main families:
  • The “TROJAN” 12 volt ideal for smaller tanks and better in confined areas.
  • The Tankbusters “CENTURION” 230 volt Filtration Unit
  • The Tankbusters “MINI CENTURION” 230 volt Filtration Unit
  • The SHERMAN-2 range 230 volt is designed for larger tanks either for static use or on a sack barrow  giving great manoeuvrability between tanks.   
  • 110 volt units  are also available.

But that’s not all!

The equipment can also clean hydraulic oil and central heating fuel.

So in summary – 

Clean fuel, with no waste!


The Tankbusters "Centurion" 230 volt can filter at a nominal 30 litre per minute meaning this unit is ideal unit is for larger tanks and is equipped with a 14″ tower filter designed to first filter to a nominal 1 micron, (depending on filter bag selected) thus removing all the heavy contamination. This partially cleaned fuel then passes into the 4 water removal filters (removing water to below 100 parts per million) before returning the fuel back into the tank under pressure to stir up contamination.

  • The unit comes with 2 x 3 metre fuel pipes.

  • One metre Inlet lance. Extra lance can require.

  • One metre Outlet Lance designed to stir up contamination.
    Extra 3 meter fuel hoses are available, as are different length lances including Tankbusters unique right angle lance designed to reach further into the tank.The Micromag Magnetic Filtration system incorporates the most powerful to remove metal debris from fluids.

    Various options are available including fuel testing points. Separate trolley making it easy and safe to move.  P.O.A.



The Tankbusters "Mini Centurion" 230 volt

The Mini Centurion filters at a nominal 30 litres per minute. The Tower filters to One Micron removing all the heavy contamination before passing the fuel into the two water removal filters. The unit includes:

  • 2 x 3 meters fuel pipes. (Extra Fuel pipes are available)

  • One meter Inlet Lance.

  • One meter Outlet Lance designed to stir up the contamination at approximately 20 psi with around a 9″ fan, great for washing down the sides of the tank. The Micromag Magnetic Filtration system incorporates the most powerful to remove metal debris from fluids.Tankbusters also offer a number of different length lances if require, including the Ankle Inlet and Outlet Lance that reaches out into longer tanks string up the contamination.


The Tankbusters "SHERMAN" 230 volt Trolley is designed for use as a mobile system.

Like the Tankbusters "SHERMAN"  230 volt on the stand this unit will handle the larger tank capacity. Ideal for removing diesel bug contamination, water and heavy contaminants. Filtering to 2.8 microns and removing water to below 100 ppm (parts per million).


The Tankbusters "TROJAN" 12 volt unit (Light-weight and designed  for smaller tanks).

  • All you need is a 12 volt battery. (The unit only draws 7 amps per hour)
  • Some spare filters a few spanners and  maybe a wheel-barrow to stick everything in and away you go.
  • Ideal for Marine Boat Builders and Owners (Can be installed in new builds before the fuel tank is fitted) Or for use in the marine, agricultural and plant equipment industry. Vintage Tractors, Trucks  and smaller users of Red & White diesel have used this unit to good effect.
  • Great for the smaller tank cleaning jobs, up to around 500- 600 litres.
  • It's a robust unit so easily transported to machines / remote fuel tanks to carry out a cleaning process.


    The Tankbusters Water  Removal Kit free cell has been specially formulated to remove water from fuels in tank bottoms.

    • Tankbusters Water Absorbent  kit comes with Two Cells

    • Suitable for use with diesel, petrol, aviation, kerosene fuels and heating oils

    • Tankbusters water removal kit: length 38 cm, width 4.5 cm.

    • Designed for fillers in excess of 34 mm in diameter.

    • Each kit absorbs water of approximately 450 ml

    • Each kit comes with cord 110 cm and fixing clip

    • The filler inner diameter size of filler must be at least 34 mm plus. The bag will swell to approximately 30 mm.

    • Beware to check the absorbent bag monthly and replace when the bag is full.

    •  Beware of competitors look a like water removal bags.Often fill to exceed the filler diameter and are unable to be removed from the tank. 
      Remove the cell - remove the water!

    The Tankbusters All Year Additive 250ml

    The Tankbusters All Year Additive (A.Y.A.)

    Tankbusters Engines are reliable and economical – unfortunately these benefits can soon be lost unless the fuel system is maintained. Excessive exhaust smoke, increased fuel consumption, rough running, poor cold-starting, dirty injectors and blocked filters are primarily caused by contamination inside the engine or the existence of bacteria within the diesel fuel.

    With the introduction of bio-diesel & ULSD things can only get worse, especially with regards to Diesel Bug and lubrication. All Year Additive (A.Y.A.) – is a highly sophisticated package designed to quickly, thoroughly and safely clean all marine diesel engine fuel systems – turning carbons, fats, acids and other contaminants into a harmless liquid form, which is then burnt through the normal combustion process. It releases combustion rings, frees injectors and valves, and dissolves contaminants completely. The important benefits from using this maintenance product are:-

  • Stops diesel Bug
  • Cleans injectors and filters
  • Protects fuel pumps
  • Contains anti-foam
  • D emulsifies water from fuel
  • Increase cetane rating
  • Gives easier starting
  • Improves fuel consumption
  • Reduces smoking
    Diesel Bug is bacterial contamination, a build up of slime – anything from pale yellow to black – that shows up in the water separator of filter. Engine symptoms include poor starting, fuel starvation, erratic running and black smoke from the exhaust. Diesel Fuel Complete incorporates a highly effective diesel fuel preservative for the control and prevention of microbiological contamination in diesel fuel.

    All Year Additive (A.Y.A.) is a sophisticated blend of petrochemicals that will replace the natural performance additives removed along with the sulphur from diesel fuel during the process of creating ULSD and LSD. All Year Additive (A.Y.A.) also contains premium lubricity agents which comprehensively protect mobbing parts from wear.

    A clean engine fuel system will run better, reduce harmful emissions and black smoke and give improved fuel consumption. Without a clean injection system the injectors will not produce the ultimate fine atomisation required for proper combustion of the fuel.

    All Year Additive (A.Y.A.) raises the cetane rating of the fuel; the lower the cetane number, the longer the ignition delays that can produce diesel knock along with incomplete and wasteful burning of fuel, Fuels with high cetane numbers burn more quickly and completely, resulting in smoother-running engines with less power lag, lower emissions, easier engine starting and better fuel consumption.

    Suitable for diesel engines types and diesel fuels.

  • The Tankbusters Bacteria Additive 200ml

    The Tankbusters Bacteria Additive (T.B.A.)

    The Problem
    The growth of micro-organisms can be extremely rapid, as the organisms multiply exponentially. Good housekeeping and maintenance of your fuel storage system will help prevent the proliferation of bacteria and fungi but they can enter the tank from the atmosphere via the vent or the filling point. Growth occurs in the water emulsified in fuel and in the water bottoms common to all diesel tanks.

    The Treatment
    Tankbusters Diesel Bug Treatment is specifically designed to prevent or eradicate diesel bug contamination. It will disperse into both the fuel and water phases and will remain active in the fuel for over a year. As you use the treated fuel it will eliminate growth throughout the fuel feed system.

    Ideally the tank should be cleaned out as much as possible prior to treatment in order to remove sludge deposits. The treatment will break down this sludge over time but several treatments may be required. Tankbusters Diesel Bug Treatment breaks down the slime and dead organisms to small black particulates that pass through the system like any other dust.
    For severe contamination where filter blocking or injector fouling is occurring use a shock dose of 100 ml to 100 litres of fuel.
    After treatment continue to use at a preventative level so that the problem does not reoccur.

    The Test Kit (Vacuum Pump)

    A simple way of checking the quality of your fuel prior to filtering.



    Syringe Test Kit.
    Check whats at the bottom of your tank for Water. Contamination. Diesel Bug.
    Take samples of fuel to see if your fuel is “Saturated Diesel” (Diesel mixed with water).

    Lance Heads

    Top. Inlet Lance.

  • The gauze filter traps larger particles in the Y Strainer.
  • The strainer is easily removed and cleaned.
    Bottom. Outlet Lance.

    This lance returns the fuel back into the tank under pressure.

  • Lance Ends

    The unique lances are a patent pending design.The inlet lance traps the heavy contaminants and the return lance, with its unique agitator and approx 20 psi return flow, is designed to stir up the contamination lying at the bottom of the tank.


    Y Strainer & Reusable Gauze Filters.
    Lances can be made up from 12" 300 mm to 36" 1 meter. Longer lances on request.
    Larger fuel pipes and lances are available on request.

    3 Micron Filters

    MTB 3 micron filters designed to remove contamination and water to below 100 ppm (Parts Per Million)