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The Wider Implications of the 2018 MOT Changes

Posted by Becca Knight on February 02, 2018

Some very interesting changes to MOT testing have been announced and we’ll give you a clue: It’s not changing to less frequent testing. Say goodbye to advisories and hello to dangerous, major, and minor fails. What is being tested has also changed with focus on the diesel filters of the emissions system. These changes aren’t just for the passenger car either; they affect several classes of vehicle up to a class 7. It now makes sense for operators of heavy duty fleets to look at preventative maintenance as their most effective DPF strategy.

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Topics: DPF filters, MOT, 2018 MOT, fleet management, DPF cleaning, heavy duty dpfs, fleet servicing, diesel emissions

Bus DPF Cleaning | A one way ticket to better fleet management

Posted by Becca Knight on November 21, 2017

Many diesel car owners have agonized over DPF concerns at some point, the extent of which depends on the vehicle, driving styles and typical journey types. Buses in particular suffer from the worst of type of journey more than most.

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Topics: bus dpf, DPF cleaning, dpf cleaning machine, DPF filters, heavy duty dpfs, DPF 300 Master Series, fleet servicing, bus fleet management, fleet management

3 Differences between DOC, DPF, and SCR filters

Posted by Becca Knight on August 09, 2017

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and modern compression ignition engines are such an example of remarkable engineering. In order to achieve their necessary power and performance every facet of each component is in finely tuned balance. Further development arose thanks to the necessity to comply with emissions standards, and several techniques to cater to this requirement emerged. But why do we have more than one filter in the exhaust system and what are their differences?

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Topics: DPF 300 Master Series, DPF cleaning, identifying filters, diesel emissions, diesel aftertreatment system, DOC filters, DPF filters, SCR catalysts, diesel powertrain

Perceptions of diesel & changing trends

Posted by Becca Knight on August 09, 2017

We are witnessing the twilight years of diesel. The writing is on the wall and in the YouTube comments; it would seem that the death of diesel is imminent. On a near daily basis there is a fresh news article exposing rapidly changing perceptions and approaches regarding diesel but what exactly are these evolving perceptions towards the diesel vehicle? The final days of diesel are not as immediate as you might think.

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Topics: DPF cleaning, DPF filters, diesel aftertreatment system, diesel emissions

DPF cleaning challenges in heavy duty workshops | Sooting it out

Posted by Becca Knight on August 09, 2017

It is easy to forget that the soot and ash trapped inside a diesel particulate filter is a highly toxic cocktail of ‘matter’ that has been purposefully prevented from being jettisoned into the atmosphere along with the exhaust gas from diesel engines. If it serious enough to be a legal requirement for vehicle manufacturers to ensure that the public are protected from breathing in particulate matter (PM) , then it follows that it is equally important to do the same for workshop staff when they are emptying out a DPF.

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Topics: DPF cleaning, DPF filters, particulate matter, safe working, heavy duty workshops, heavy duty dpfs, duty of care, DPF 300 Master Series

USPs of the DPF300 Master Series | The complete DPF cleaning solution

Posted by Becca Knight on August 09, 2017

See below for key features and USPs of each machine in the new DPF300 Machine Set from air flow testing, to pneumatic cleaning, to full thermal regeneration.

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Topics: DPF 300 Master Series, DPF cleaning, heavy duty dpfs, DPF filters, usps of equipment, key features

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