Run cleaner and longer with filtration science

A Fleetguard centrifuge filter is a type of filtration system designed to remove contaminants and impurities from a fluid, typically used in diesel engines for oil filtration.

The centrifuge filter operates on the principal of centrifugal force to separate solid particles from the oil. Here’s a simple explanation of how it works:

Centrifugal force: The filter contains a spinning rotor or bowl. When oil flows into this bowl, the centrifugal force generated by the spinning motion forces heavier particles, such as dirt and sludge, to move outwards to the bowls walls.

Separation of contaminants: As the oil moves towards the outer edge of the spinning bowl, contaminants are separated from the oil and collected in the filter bowl.

Clean oil extraction: The cleaned oil, now largely free of impurities, is then directed back into the engine for lubrication.

How to pick the correct centrifuge filter

Engine compatibility: Ensure that the centrifuge filter is compatible with your specific engine make and model. Refer to your vehicle or equipment manual for manufacturer recommendations.

Flow rate: Check the flow rate specifications of the filter. It should match or exceed the oil flow requirements of your engine efficient filtration.

Operating conditions: Evaluate the environmental conditions and operating demands of your engine. If your equipment operates in extreme conditions or undergoes heavy-duty use, select a centrifuge filter designed for such environments.

Bowl size and material: The size and material of the centrifugal bowl matter. Ensure it can handle the volume of oil in your system and is constructed from durable materials suitable for your applications.

Ease of installation: Choose a filter that is easy to install and fits seamlessly into your existing oil filtration system. This can reduce installation time and potential complications.

Maintenance requirements: Consider the maintenance requirements and needs of a centrifugal filter. Filters with accessible and easy-to-service components are advantageous for regular maintenance.

Centrifuge filter installation process

1: Start by reading the installation manual provided by Fleetguard.

2: Get the tools mentioned in the manual.

3: Locate where the filter goes on your engine using the engine manual.

4: Clean the area around the installation point to keep it free of dirt.

5: If you’re replacing an old filter, take it out following the manual.

6: Follow the manual’s step-by-step instructions to put the new Fleetguard centrifuge filter in. Secure it and connect any hoses.

7: Make sure all connections are tight to avoid leaks.

8: If needed, follow the manual to prime the filter for proper function.

9: Turn on the engine and listen for any unusual sounds or leaks. Watch for a bit to ensure it’s working as it should.

For more training with Fleetguard, visit fleetguard.com/s/training?language=en_AU.

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