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" More advanced
filter medias are
developed and
manufactured
today than in
years past. "
Donald Chilton, director of product
management, MANN+HUMMEL
always be seen by the eye. Rather, the results
show in the performance on the road and
in the lab. "
Three key filter
performance factors
Understanding how to choose the right filter
goes beyond just fit and form.
" The key parameters that describe the filter's
functional capabilities must also be considered, "
said Chris Reamsnyder, vice president
of sales for commercial vehicle at First Brands
Group, a global automotive parts company
whose brands include Luber-finer filters.
" Filtration companies will start this discussion
with capacity, efficiency, and restriction. "
Capacity is a measure of how much
contaminant the filter can hold. Efficiency
helps illustrate how effective the filter is at
removing contaminants. The restriction of
the filter gauges the resistance to flow.
Reamsnyder said the filter media has a
M
ixed fleets have a lot to consider when it
comes to engine oil management. Modern
heavy duty vehicles are much different
than those that rolled off of the assembly
line 10 or more years ago. Engines run
hotter, and in many cases, oil drain intervals
are much longer.
Something fleets should not take for granted
is the engine oil filter.
" First and foremost, it is always recommended
to choose a reputable filter company
that complies with OE specifications, "
said Brian Tucker, director of engineering
for Donaldson Engine Liquid Filtration, a
provider of engine and industrial air, oil,
and liquid filtration solutions.
ยป Fleets should consider the type
of engine oil a vehicle is running
when selecting an oil filter.
Photo courtesy Luber-finer, part of First Brands Group
" Engine changes have ushered in more
exacting tolerances and higher pressures
to the overall lubrication system, " added
Donald Chilton, director of product management
at MANN+HUMMEL, a global provider
of filtration solutions whose brands include
WIX Filters. " This demands higher levels
of filtration with respect to micron-level
protection and holding capacities. More
advanced filter medias are developed and
manufactured today than in years past. The
important thing to know is that this cannot
dramatic impact on each of these performance
characteristics and should be assessed
by certified lab testing.
Cellulose-based media are typically
used in standard-grade oil filters for older
engines with less demanding requirements.
As Reamsnyder points out, a pure cellulose-based
media is the most cost-effective
solution but may not be a suitable fit for
newer engine applications.
Synthetic or glass-based media provide great
performance in just about any environment.
" Due to the durability associated with
these types of media, they are great for the
toughest of applications, such as off-road
construction, mining, and agriculture, "
Reamsnyder said. " Unfortunately, glass
media can be an expensive option.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of june2021

Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
Management: KPI fundamentals
Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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june2021 - Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
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june2021 - Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
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june2021 - Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
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