CARS, LIGHT COMMERCIAL, TRUCKS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT – DPF Cleaning Australia
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) are installed in most modern diesel-powered passenger vehicles manufactured since 2005.
All 2007 and newer on-road trucks are equipped with diesel particulate filters to reduce particulate matter (soot) and ash in accordance with Euro 5 specs. Trucks newer than 2010 are also equipped with additional systems such as SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction/Diesel Emissions Fluid and /or EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology to control Nitrogen Oxides (NOx).
A clean DPF ensures optimum engine power, performance and fuel economy reducing the risk of unplanned maintenance expenses and down time.
Diesel Particulate Filters are a widely used, proven emissions control product in the Mining Industry on varying sizes of equipment from drill rigs to loaders, dump trucks, heavy transport and stationary diesel-powered equipment.
In all these sectors an automatic regeneration mode is initiated by sensors that monitor the level of diesel particulate matter.
Excessive oil or fuel contamination, incorrect or bypassing of scheduled burns, short distance city driving, excessive engine hours and various other factors leads to over-sooting and ash loading where the vehicles or equipment experience frequent and ineffective regenerations, loss of power, decreased fuel efficiency and eventually cease to operate altogether.
Our national team can safely recover all types of DPF / DOC / CAT type filters across all industry sectors at a fraction of the cost of replacement. All our experienced service providers are locally owned and operated. We understand the importance of Good Customer Service. We aim to work closely with our customers to ensure Great Savings, Guaranteed Professional Standards and Results and Fast Turnaround Times.
Technical staff can regenerate all types of DPF/DOC/CAT/ including open-ended canister type and enclosed one-piece units.
CAT /DOC and DPF combinations do not have to be cut open for cleaning which means no interfering with the integrity of the original unit.
Our processes allow us to inspect the unit internally then asses what is required, we can thoroughly clean and recover all types of exhaust after treatment products, eliminating the need for cutting and re-welding of units.
Basic DPF cleaning begins with a visual internal inspection for evidence of damage such as cracking, melting or loose substrate and where possible internal pin depth testing to determine if the cleaning process is valid. Imputing of client data for accurate record keeping is then recorded. If the unit is deemed un-serviceable, we can offer our aftermarket option at very competitive pricing from our extensive range in stock with a 2-year manufacturing warranty.
If required, before Air flow and Back Pressure bench test will determine the amount of restriction. This data is used in conjunction with OEM specifications and compared to a base line of historical data.
The unit is then placed on our pneumatic warm air drying bench to dry completely and enable further accurate testing.
Once dry, a final inspection of the substrate is conducted
Finally, the unit is flow and back pressure bench tested and readings are measured against base line historical data to confirm maximum air flow and minimum restriction to meet OEM specification.
All the data is collated for the clients records then recorded with additional relevant information.
The DPF is then tagged and packed according to its size, to minimize any damage during transit and is then ready for shipping back to the client.
Oil & Coolant Contaminated DPF Recovery:
Mechanical failures of a turbocharger, injectors, head gaskets and EGR system can cause excessive amounts of wet hydrocarbon loading. Oil and/or coolant soaked DPFs can be restored to serviceable condition if exposed to the correct regeneration cycles in the regeneration oven. Most DPF service providers will often refuse to clean oil saturated DPFs or destroy an otherwise salvageable DPF due to inexperience. Our team specializes in recovering oil or coolant contaminated DPFs to serviceable standards without the risk of damaging the DPF or interfering with the units’ structural integrity.
NOTE: It’s important to note that particulate matter does not load uniformly throughout or across the face of a DPF.
Our DPF cleaning process identifies and removes PM (particulate matter) and micro-pore restrictions from these high soot load zones ensuring a cleaner more flow efficient result.
Inspection, Testing & Quality Control Standards:
Our national teams cleaning processes incorporate a rigorous inspection and data recording process, tracking each DPF by serial number throughout each stage of the cleaning process. Baseline and historical data are used to track and assess the lifecycle and maintenance requirements for each DPF. Every unit is shipped with a data report to the customer for their fleet management records.
Our team provides professional and reliable servicing and supply for all DPFs – DOCs and CATs on the market today. If you need to replace a damaged filter or downtime is crucial, we can offer our clients, High-Quality Aftermarket replacement options. All makes and models in stock.