Filtration in Desert Conditions

Tuesday 24th May 2016

The Situation Extreme and harsh working conditions ask for extreme performance of your equipment. Preventive measurements need to be taken to minimize down-time and save on operating costs. Desert conditions cause high contamination in equipment fuel tanks. Due to inefficient filtration, the fuel in these tanks is highly contaminated with dust and dirt. Inevitably this has an effect on the machinery potentially causing serious damage to the engine and plugging engine filters prematurely.   The Challenge Our customer has globally around 300 units of earthmoving equipment in its machine park, every hour of downtime results in a late completion of the contract and extra pressure on the project. For an assignment near Abu Dhabi, machines on site were working almost for 12 hours a day. Due to ineffective fuel filtration 50% of the total fleet was down at one time!   The Solution and Clean Solutions Partners Donaldson has the expertise and experience to assess the situation and offer the right solution at the right time. When the customer request came in, Donaldson immediately acted and within a few days a 5-way manifold with Donaldson P568666 cans was installed on site.   The Result Since the installation of the Clean.Protect.Polish concept, all fuel related problems were eliminated. This resulted in an increased efficiency and life of the fuel injection systems and tremendous cost savings in terms of down-time. The company witnessed the Donaldson Blue Future and adopted a company wide “Preventive Maintenance” program to protect expensive equipment and avoid the possibility of any down-time related to contaminated fuel. By reducing contamination levels in the bulk filtration system, you can reduce maintenance, down-time, labour costs and your total cost of ownership. Count on Donaldson when every operating hour counts!   Filter Manifolds Designed for systems of any size, with minimal pressure drop. Donaldson bulk assemblies are manufactured with parallel flow configuration of the filters to reduce pressure drop across the assembly, providing single-pass filtration efficiency, resulting in the targeted fluid cleanliness.   Why Filter Bulk Fluids? The increase in diesel injection pressures on engines and the sophistication of today’s equipment require higher cleanliness levels. Donaldson bulk filtration systems can reduce downtime, save on costly component replacement and improve fuel economy. In short, Donaldson reduces your total cost of ownership.   Contaminants and Water Are the enemies of engine fuels and lubricants, robing vehicles and equipment of performance & longevity. Removing contamination with bulk filtration prior to pumping fluids into equipment allows on-board filtration systems to do a better job, while supporting advanced systems required to meet new regulations.

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