Volvo starts DPF remanufacturing program
Jan 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Volvo Trucks North America has launched a large-scale program to remanufacture diesel particulate filters (DPF). The program will operate out of the Middletown Remanufacturing Center (MRC) in Middletown PA.
The program enables Volvo Trucks customers to simply exchange the used ceramic filter element from their DPF for a clean one when service is required, reducing service time and simplifying emissions control systems maintenance. Customers are also assured of receiving a clean filter warranted by Volvo, while at the same time avoiding the need to invest in expensive filter cleaning systems.
DPFs are remanufactured to more than 90% of original capacity. The process begins by blowing air across the filters and removing contaminants via a powerful vacuum. Filter elements with a high level of oil or particulate buildup are baked in state-of-the-art industrial ovens to further reduce accumulated material prior to the vacuum process.
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