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Filter Preheater helps prevent diesel filter fuel gelling.
Filter Preheater helps prevent diesel filter fuel gelling.
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November 24, 2009 - Universal Filter Preheater(TM) consists of flexible silicone/fiberglass heating pad that wraps around metal filter housing to maintain full contact and evenly transmit heat quickly through metal of filter housing to prevent diesel and bio-diesel fuel gelling in cold weather. Held in place by springs and nylon ties, 4 x 7 in. product converts metal filter housing into heating element and draws 85 W. It is offered in several voltages and designed to fit diameter of 2.5-4 in.

Stop Diesel Filter Fuel Gelling in Cold Weather

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Etip, Inc.
P.O. Box 83
North Aurora, IL, 60542

Press release date: November 18, 2009

North Aurora, IL -- November 18, 2009 -- A new product to help prevent diesel & bio-diesel fuel gelling in cold weather is announced by Hugh Goulding, President of E TIP, Inc ( The launch of the new product adds to the extensive range of products for security, safety and maintenance ( Some of the more popular products include: Cable Lock Alarms (, Personal Strobe Lights ( and Steering Controls (

Cold conditions often affect fuel flow during start-up and in daily operations. When it is cold enough to cause gelling in the fuel over-the-road trucks, heavy machinery, automobiles, generators and other equipment that must operate in low temperatures can become disabled. The gelling plugs the filter preventing passage of the fuel. The only solution is to replace the filter or warm up the fuel until it flows again. It sometimes requires towing the equipment to an inside location or bringing a heater to the equipment site. Fuel filters for bulk tank dispensing pumps can also be affected. See the new Filter Heater for Bulk Fuel Tanks and Dispensing Pumps. The costs related to fuel gelling can become expensive in downtime and in repair cost.

The Universal Filter Preheater(TM) offers a simple solution. It is a thin, flexible, silicone/fiberglass heating pad that easily wraps around the metal filter housing to maintain full contact and to evenly transmit heat quickly through the metal of the filter housing helping to avoid the risk of fuel gelling. It converts the metal filter housing into the heating element. It is an electric blanket for the fuel filter housing. Springs and nylon ties hold it in place.

When it is time to change the filter element, the Universal Filter Preheater(TM) is easily released for transfer to the new filter housing. Fuel gelling and related problems are avoided.

Drawing 85 watts it is available in several voltages: direct current 12v & 24v, and alternating current 120v & 240v and a dual grid model combining the option of powering with direct current or alternating current in the same Universal Filter Preheater(TM). Measuring 4" X 7" it is designed to fit a diameter of 2.5" to 4" (circumference of 8" to 12"). See it on the website at under Maintenance. The Universal Filter Preheater ( carries a three year materials and workmanship warranty. A standard 12v Universal Filter Preheater(TM) is priced at $138 each.

The standard engine oil and hydraulic Peel & Stick Fiberglass/Silicone Preheaters also are being used to warm fuel tanks. 120V they stick to the outside of the tank and warm the fuel overnight. No cutting or welding, just thoroughly clean off the mounting area & stick it on. The cold weather products offered by the Universal Heater Co., Inc. help improve starting and operations and bottom line business performance. "THE BEST WAY TO PREHEAT ALMOST ANYTHING."

Include both the Universal Preheater(TM) for engines, hydraulic systems, transmissions, gear boxes, etc. and the Universal Filter Preheater(TM) in your cold weather package and be assured that you have selected a more effective and complete solution to cold weather problems.

E TIP represents and markets safety, security and maintenance products to a variety of customers throughout the US and the world. The company has carefully assembled a family of related products available nowhere else.

Visit the website at to review Universal product videos ( as well as the other products for Safety, Security and Maintenance or contact E TIP directly at 800-530-5064 or FAX 630-801-9569. E mail to sales(at)etipinc(dot)com.

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