Fleetguard filters set new 1000 h standard in service intervals for offhighway

first_imgLube oil50010571000 Lube filter100019731000 HISTORICAL            MINE SERVICE INTERVAL (hrs.)ACTUAL                      INTERVAL               ACHIEVED (hrs.)NEW                                SERVICE                   INTERVAL (hrs.) CATEGORY Water filter50040004000 Air filter100034002000 Fuel filter50033162000 Maintenance hours per truck per annum431274% reduction of maintenance hours and 60% reduction in costs. Cummins Filtration has announced breakthrough technology that it says “optimizes productivity and reduces total cost of ownership and life cycle cost for mine operators and off-highway diesel engines.“Delivering the most advanced engine protection available for off-highway diesel vehicles, the latest family of products Cummins technology including Fleetguard’s NanoForce® Air filters, NanoNet® Fuel filters, SpiraTec™ Lube filters and OAT™ Life of Engine coolants. The combination of all can extend service intervals by up to four times, reducing annual maintenance hours by up to 50%.” Cummins Filtration will unveil these products and more at MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas, September 26-28.Fleetguard’s latest nanofibre filter products for air, lube and fuel filters provide 99.99% filtration efficiency. nanofibres, with a diameter smaller than a human hair capture particles at a submicron level before they can reach engine components such as pumps, injectors, pistons, rings, and liners.Fleetguard NanoNet fuel filters and NanoForce air filters provide unrivalled engine protection for all HHP engine platforms – EPA Non-certified, Tier 1 HPI Engines, Tier 2 and above MCRS Engines.In addition to the added protection, Fleetguard’s family of nanofibre filter products has set a new 1,000 h standard service interval that reduces downtime, while ensuring ample safety margins, thus maximizing total cost of ownership benefits.This can be seen in practice in the global program by Cummins Filtration aimed at delivering cost reductions to mining companies in the wake of plummeting commodity costs. The business carried out a 12 month ‘Filtration Optimization Program’ with Komatsu, at Anglo American’s Dawson coal mine in Queensland, Australia, to demonstrate that new technology Fleetguard filters provide both better protection and lower total cost of ownership for mine operators.Following a field test involving a Komatsu 830E haul truck powered by a Cummins® QSK60 HPI engine, Cummins was able to confirm cost savings of 60% and a service life of 1,000 h minimum, through reduced filter and oil consumption alone. When applied to Dawson’s fleet of 14 Komatsu 830E trucks, savings in excess of $220,000 per year would be realized while slashing servicing hours by 74%.“The new 1000 hours service interval sets a new standard in filtration that provides better equipment protection and lower total cost of ownership for mine operators,” says Gary Ross, Director of Global High Horsepower Business for Cummins Filtration.“Large engines need the cleanest fuel, oil & coolant and plenty of air flow. Traditional filter technology can limit lubricant and air flow as they quickly become plugged. This means loss of horsepower, decreased fuel economy, more frequent filter replacements and more costly equipment downtime. Cummins Filtration’s Fleetguard NanoForce Air filters, NanoNet Fuel filters, StrataPore Coolant & Hydraulic filters along with ES Compleat OAT Coolants tackle these problems to deliver the highest standards of filtration while, at the same time, maintaining engine performance.”last_img

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