EnerBurn® and ash accumulation in diesel particulate filters (DPF)

EnerBurn® and ash accumulation in diesel particulate filters (DPF)

When is the last time you tried to burn a rock?

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EnerBurn is quickly becoming the most trusted product on the market for eliminating diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration issues caused by soot build up.  However, it is important for the end-user to understand that EnerBurn is not a substitute for performing regularly scheduled preventive maintenance on DPFs to remove ash — mineral deposits that are left behind from combusted diesel and/or engine motor oil.

Ash deposits slowly accumulate in the DPF filter over time, regardless of how much soot the engine is producing, and eventually render it ineffective in regenerating to remove soot as designed (unlike soot, ash is not combustible). At this point, the DPF has to be physically removed and baked at high temperatures to burn off the soot. Additionally, it should be blown out to remove the ash residue.

DPF and diesel engine original equipment manufacturers (or OEMs) typically recommend cleaning the DPFs to remove ash at an interval of 120,000 to 200,000 miles depending on the make and model of the engine.

The components of ash are typically iron (a common contaminant in diesel), calcium and zinc (typical additive ingredients found in most brands of engine motor oil).  These components do not combust, so, to better understand this, ask yourself: “When was the last time I tried to burn a rock?”  These metallic/mineral residues can only be removed by blowing out the filter with a high pressure air hose as is common to FSX cleaning systems (for details and shop locations visit http://fsxinc.com/).

How EnerBurn Works

Without EnerBurn, both soot and ash must be cleaned by a certified-DPF service shop more frequently than every 120,000 miles.  In addition, the bake-out operation to remove soot is typically an overnight job and adds to the cost of the DPF cleaning service.  The worst part is when the DPF is too fouled with soot to be restored by baking.  The cost for a replacement DPF can run anywhere from $2,500 to $4,500.  Compare this to the much lower cost for a simple blow-out cleaning to remove ash of $400 or less and you can see why so many engine owners and fleet managers rely on EnerBurn as an integral part of their preventive maintenance program.

When used in conjunction with OEM guidelines for recommended cleaning intervals, EnerBurn increases engine efficiency and productivity providing the end-user with a 1st year ROI of 300% – 500%.

To learn more about Enerburn, call Jane Gates at 612-209-3079

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