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Satacen 3 fuel borne additive for Exhaust Particulate Filters
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Satacen 3 fuel borne additive for Exhaust Particulate Filters

Part Number: SATACEN3
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Satacen® 3 Fuel Borne Catalyst is the most popular, safe to handle, and widely respected Fuel Borne Catalyst fluid for Diesel Particulate Filters for the London Low Emission Zone 2012 and beyond.

Also available for your fleet purchasing - cost effective 28 litre handy barrels (please enquire)

Recommended for use by many Transport for London (TFL) Approved suppliers including

  • Eminox FBC
  • Pirelli Feelpure + Pirelli Feelpure AR – (requires dilution or ECU parameter change)
  • Adastra/ AstraVT FBC
  • Emicon FBC
  • Dinex DISIC (non-catalysed)
  • PURItech DAS Type C - FBC
  • HJS (Fuel Borne Catalyst Systems)

Diesel Particulate Filters or Soot Filters are a highly efficient solution for controlling soot particle emissions to allow compliance with the London Low Emission Zone.

Diesel Particulate Filters typically reduce the number of ultrafine soot particles emitted from the tailpipe by between 99.0% and 99.9% - bringing exhaust gases up to very high air quality levels, allowing penalty/tariff free entry into the London Low Emission Zone.

However, these filters will only remain efficient if the trapped soot can be disposed of during normal engine operation. If this does not occur regularly the filter will clog. This increases the backpressure from the exhaust and will ultimately prevent the engine running.

Although there are a number of methods for regenerating a particulate filter, one of the most widely utilised and most cost-effective is to use a fuel borne catalyst. A fuel borne catalyst works by reducing the ignition temperature of the trapped soot, typically by more than 200°C. Typical vehicle temperature profiles can thus have comparatively short intervals circa 400°C for successful operation.

Satacen® 3 Fuel Borne Catalyst ensures complete and rapid filter regeneration by pre-catalysing the soot formed during combustion, with tiny particles of iron oxide. This ensures that any soot trapped in the filter will burn off at the lower temperatures typically encountered during normal engine operation. The filter is therefore regenerated during everyday driving without having to worry about filter clogging or damage. The cost and inconvenience associated with frequent filter removal and specialist cleaning can therefore be kept to a minimum.

Eminox FBC (abridged extract)

‘The Eminox Fuel Borne Catalyst (FBC) System is one of the leading diesel particulate filter systems ....... Our system uses Satacen® fuel borne catalyst additive, which is stored in a separate tank on the vehicle and dosed in precise amounts directly into the fuel system. This intelligent dosing system makes the system extremely cost effective to operate. Continued use of Satacen has also been proven to prolong the performance of engine components and keep them running at optimum performance. As the catalyst is added to the fuel, there is no catalyst section in the exhaust itself, making our systems compact and able to fit into tight space constraints’

‘Satacen® is a fuel additive developed by the Innospec Inc., one of the worlds leading fuel treatment specialists. Without Satacen®, the system will not function correctly and excessive soot will build up in the filter. This will have an adverse effect on fuel consumption and over prolonged periods could cause damage to engine components.

  • Only Satacen® and no other additive should be used in the FBC system.
  • The vehicle should not be driven if the Satacen® tank is allowed to run dry.
  • The FBC system will require priming if the Satacen® storage tank is allowed to run dry or the injector system is repaired or replaced.’
Pirelli camFBC (abridged extract- Pirelli service information)

‘If a vehicle equipped with the system Pirelli Feelpure or Pirelli Feelpure AR and has to function for a long time in an environment with temperature below -15°C, Pirelli Eco Technology recommends the use of Satacen® 3 additive, instead of CAM FBC. Satacen®3 ...... can be employed up to -39°C.

Optimum dosing ratio for Satacen® 3 is 0,5 liter to 1000 liters of fuel: it is different from the one of Pirelli CAM FBC (1,5 liters to 1000 liters of diesel)’

Pirelli DPF systems are installed to consume Pirelli CAM FBC additive from new (please see other items). However Satacen® 3 has been formally approved by the manufacturer, Pirelli Eco Technology, for demanding applications. Prior to using SATACEN 3 to replace Pirelli CAM FBC however it is IMPORTANT to call us. Dosing ratios of the 2 products are very different. Satacen® 3 can SAVE you money. Use 1 Litre of SATACEN 3, equivalent to 3 litres Pirelli CAM FBC. Product dilution or Pirelli ECU parameter change MUST be performed prior to use in Pirelli Feelpure systems.

Please enquire for larger quantity or bulk purchase pricing. We at ButlerTechnik are specialists in the supply, maintenance and repair of commercial vehicle Diesel Particulate filters. If you are unsure of your requirements please call prior to purchase. Satacen 3 FBC fuel additive as listed is recommended for many Fuel Borne Catalyst systems to allow for correct function. If you have experienced poor performance from your London LEZ purchase please call for our free consultation service.

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(not including manufacturer warrantable items. Please speak to our Sales department or email sales@butlertechnik.com if you believe your item has failed within warrantable circumstances)

You have the right to cancel your order within a 14 (fourteen) day "cooling off period", which starts the day after you receive your items.

If you wish to cancel under the UK Consumer Protections (Distance selling) Regulations 2000, you must inform ButlerBus Technik Ltd of your intention to cancel your order by either phone, email or post within the 14 (fourteen) day cooling off period.

You will then receive confirmation from ButlerBus Technik Ltd and given authorisation to return goods, please quote and include your original invoice number. We will only except goods back in a re-saleable condition.

Once we have received goods we will then issue you a full refund less any delivery charges. (You will be required to return goods at your cost by an insured and trackable method) If goods go missing we will only consider a

request for refund on proof of completed receipt/delivery of goods to ButlerTechnik from your nominated courier.

If you are unable to arrange a return please contact us. We can arrange collection on your behalf but a charge will be made which will be deducted from your refund total.

If a delivery charge was made on the original purchase this will not be refunded as this is a service which is concluded at the point of order. 

Orders that have already been processed and/or despatched cannot be cancelled; they must be returned to ButlerBus Technik Ltd for refund following receipt of goods by customer.

We will do our very best to assist and enable a quick refund process upon receipt of returned items.

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Please be aware that ButlerBus Technik Ltd may NOT be able to accept for full or partial refund/credit any items that have been prior installed by the customer before return.

Such goods/components shall be deemed 'used' and therefore unable for subsequent resale.

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