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EU rules on Marine Fuel Filters 01 Dec 2022 06:41 #133103

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So far as I am aware the US ABYC and U.K. BSS rules for diesel fuel filter fire resistance exceed any rules applied to pleasure craft in the EU.

So Racor fuel filters with heat resistant plastic bowls protected by proprietary Racor metal heat shields secured by metallic fastenings are seemingly acceptable, although my personal experience investigating fires leads me to prefer metal bowled filters.

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EU rules on Marine Fuel Filters 30 Nov 2022 19:01 #133098

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Hi Group

I have been looking for some information before replacing the primary fuel filters.  I would like to replace them with a Racor 500.  Currently they are small and solid bowls..   

W hat I am after is the rules for clear bowl fuel filters in the engine room.  In the US it is required that the clear inspection bowl to have a metal heat shield on it.

Is there a common EU wide law that marine surveyors follow?   Similar to ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council)  "ABYC standards for inboard fuel filter installations for gasoline or diesel engines require that filters installed within the engine space must be able to pass a two and one-half minute heat test as defined by ANSI/UL 1105. Gasoline and diesel filters that meet this requirement are generally equipped with a metal bowl. Filters with plastic sight bowls must be equipped with a metal heat shield to pass the test.. "  

Can anyone point me to the requirements for marine fuel filters in EU.. Barge is currently in France

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