Nanotechnology-Based Fuel Filters

Posted on March 21, 2012

Cummins Filtration has released its Fleetguard FF5782 fuel filter that incorporates nanotechnology-based filtration media. The FF5782 was developed specifically to meet the high-performance demands of Cummins QSK high-horsepower engines, the company said.

With extensive field-testing over a three-year development cycle, Cummins Filtration said the FF5782 filters can trap 98.7% of all particles as small as 4 microns and offers 13 times greater retention of particles during fuel surge and engine vibration than its conventional filters.

Focused on reducing injector failure by removing harmful particles and by delivering fuel that meets Fuel Injection Equipment (FIE) manufacturers’ suggested ISO 12/9/6 cleanliness level, engines equipped with the FF5782 fuel filter showed no signs of injector wear after more than 190 hours of testing, Cummins Filtration said. “The most important and expensive component in today’s high-pressure common rail fuel system is the injector,” said Kevin Westerson, chief technical officer – Cummins Filtration. “Hard particles in the fuel flow can cause significant wear, disrupting its precise operation, reducing fuel efficiency and leading to premature injector replacement. Our FF5782 fuel filter with nanotechnology-based media protects up to 13 times better than its predecessor, so injectors work better, longer.”