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Improving Diesel Engine Life

Thu, May. 09, 2013

The Problem: Premature Failure of Diesel Engines  

heavy machinery with diesel engine

Today's diesel engines require cleaner fuel with injector pressures approaching 30,000 PSI and the evolution of injectors into sophisticated expensive electronic components. Diesel engine manufacturers have learned that ultra-fine particles that were of little consequence at 3,000 PSI are now causing premature failures at 30,000 PSI.

Diesel fuel lubricity has also decreased with the move to ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel) fuels. These changes and others have resulted in:

  • Premature fuel injector and pump failures
  • Reduced onboard fuel filter life
  • Increases in diesel fuel consumption
  • Increased downtime and operating costs
  • Lost production

The costs certainly add up, especially over time. So, what are we to do?

The Solution: Filtration Upgrades

Hy-Pro has many solutions to the problem of premature diesel engine failure. These solutions include:

  • Utilizing DFE rated filter element upgrades with water removal media to replace antiquated cellulose media elements
  • FSL offline filtration units for added high-efficiency particulate filtration
  • COD coalescing skids for gross free water removal and added high-efficiency particulate filtration
  • High flow low-pressure housing upgrades for all fuel dispensing points

Download the full case study on diesel engine life.  

Total System Cleanliness Case Study

Written by Jim Harlan


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