New remote filter monitoring platform from Donaldson

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Donaldson bulk fuel filtration system.
Donaldson bulk fuel filtration system.

To operate efficiently enough to meet increasingly strict emissions standards, today’s sophisticated diesel engines have fuel injection pressures greater than 30,000 psi, which requires cleaner fuel than ever before. Sensitive injectors can be damaged by even the smallest particles, meaning that clean diesel is absolutely essential in all situations. To help meet this need, Donaldson says it has provided equipment owners with the solution to their fuel transfer and storage filtration needs through the use of bulk filtration systems. By necessity, bulk filtration systems often are located in remote areas and used at all hours of the day or night, especially for critical around-the-clock operations. Tracking pressure drop to know when a filter change is needed can be time consuming, costly and not always practical. Donaldson WaveLength connects to bulk filtration systems and remotely monitors the health of those systems. Custom text and email alerts, coupled to a web interface accessible through any device with an internet connection, allow customers to know when a filter change is required so they can avoid unplanned downtime. While designed to operate with Donaldson systems, the technology can be fitted to any existing bulk filtration system to monitor the pressure drop.