Shell Aviation, working with filtration experts FAUDI Aviation, has launched Shell Jet Protection, the only Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP)-free refuelling system available to the aviation industry today. The technology is also the first SAP-free system capable of utilising existing filter monitor vessels to be adopted into standards by the Joint Inspection Group, the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fuel supply standards.1
From 31 December 2020, the industry standard controlling filtration systems containing SAP will be withdrawn, due to concerns about its suitability for use. In rare cases, SAP can leak from water filters into engines during refueling, causing operational issues. Shell Aviation will convert its entire fleet of refuelling trucks to Shell Jet Protection at all Shell-operated locations worldwide, with the aim of being SAP-free by the end of 2020.