Prohibit DP Filter Enhancer Info
Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration
There are three different types of Diesel Particulate Filter regeneration, which are active, passive and mandatory.
Active Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration
Active regeneration is a process whereby the ECM reads the back pressure of the soot load of the diesel particulate filter to determine when to commence the regeneration process. This is accomplished by the ECM altering the timing of the fuel injection or increasing/decreasing the fuel injected. This results in an increase of exhaust temperature to promote a burn-off of the soot particles.
Likely events during an active filter regeneration:
- A decrease in fuel economy
- Increase in diesel fume odor
- Altered engine sound (its working harder)
- Increase in cooling fan activity
- Potential for equipment downtime
Passive Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration
Passive regeneration occurs while the vehicle is in motion and will begin automatically once the exhaust temperatures are high enough to burn off the soot particle buildup. Systems that allow passive regeneration typically have a catalytic converter which uses an oxidizing catalyst to assist in increasing the temperature. Higher temperatures are easier to achieve at higher road speeds and RPM’s.
Mandatory Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration
When neither the active nor passive regeneration is accomplished, a forced regeneration occurs. This effectively puts the equipment out of service while the regeneration process occurs. This is just another negative financial metric for the DPF, equipment downtime becomes an expense instead of income. A forced is generally caused by soot levels reaching 70% and abov e as sensed by the ECM on the vehicle. When soot levels reach 80% or above, the equipment will shut down automatically (in most vehicles) and the DPF will need to be removed and cleaned. This is another financial expense that can and should be avoided.
How Prohibit™ Works
Diesel particulate filters (DPF’s), prevalent on most heavy-duty diesel equipment produced in the last few years, solve several emissions related issues, but cause other problems which can have a dramatic negative impact on an operator’s efficiency and profitability. Most Diesel Particulate Filters’s (DPF) clog easily (mostly due to poor fuel combustion which generates more soot) and require multiple filter re-generation events each working day. Having to re-generate the filter during equipment operating times means loss of productivity during the 45-75 minutes it can take for a DPF to re-generate. If this happens more than once a day, over 2 hours or 20-30% of a day’s work time can be lost. That adds up to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of lost productivity annually.
Prohibit™, a Diesel Particulate Filter performance enhancing catalyst, has been proven to, in most cases, eliminate any need for DP filter re-generation. It accomplishes this by promoting a more complete fuel burn, thereby producing less soot emitted in the exhaust stroke of the engine. Less soot through the filter means filter life is extended (filter cleaning/replacement is quite expensive and requires further equipment downtime) Re-generation events are substantially reduced while using Prohibit™, try it today!
Prohibit is easily implemented in any diesel fleet and it's process is no different than any other additives/catalysts you may currently be employing in your fleet. Prohibit is added to your fuel at each fueling event and will begin working to improve engine operating performance. This will result in near elimination of regenerating events in your diesel particulate filters.
- Less equipment downtime
- Safer operating environment for your employees
- Reduced maintenance costs for your DP filters
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