Donaldson Blue fuel filter now available for Cummins ISX engines

Donaldson Blue fuel filters, featuring Synteq XP nanofiber media to trap contaminants as small as 4 microns, are now available for Cummins ISX engines.

Donaldson Company, a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announces the company’s ground-breaking fuel filtration technology is now available for Cummins ISX engines, one of the most common engines used in on-highway trucks. There are two Donaldson Blue fuel filters available: the DBF5811 for 15.0 Liter ISX engines and DBF6776 for 11.9 Liter ISX engines.

On-engine fuel filters offer the last chance to remove damaging contaminants from diesel fuel. It's essential that fuel filters remove and retain as much contaminant as possible in all types of operating conditions. Donaldson Blue filters with Synteq XP nanofiber media offer best-in-class contaminant capture and containment; tests show that they deliver fuel that is four times cleaner than other manufacturers’ best filters.
Clean fuel is essential. With the High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel systems used in today’s engines, research shows that even small amounts of very fine contaminant can do serious damage to injectors. Contaminant exposure can cause premature fuel system wear and even injector failures, resulting in unexpected downtime and expensive repairs.

According to Jeff Stierman, General Manager of the Liquid Filtration Business at Donaldson, “Cleaner fuel can have a real impact on a truck owner’s bottom line. Offering a higher level of injector protection helps to keep trucks in service and on the road, reducing the occurrence of expensive repairs. Whether you manage a fleet of thousands of trucks or are an independent owner/operator, if you run ISX engines, the availability of Donaldson Blue fuel filters is really good news.”

The secret to the enhanced performance is in the filter media. Donaldson Blue fuel filters use proprietary Synteq XP nanofiber technology. While traditional filters use resin to bind fibers together (which fills gaps and causes filters to clog with contaminant sooner), Synteq XP media use resin-free fiber bonding. When the filter media isn’t “pre-clogged” by resin, it lowers the overall restriction allowing it to do what filters are intended to do – remove and retain more of the smallest contaminant. Donaldson Blue fuel filters deliver industry-leading performance of greater than 99% efficiency for contaminant 4 microns or larger.

“Four times cleaner represents real impact. It means that substantially less contaminant is being pushed through your injectors at extremely high pressure,” continues Stierman. “The story is pretty simple: the best filters deliver the cleanest fuel and the best protection for your injectors – and that has a direct impact on your bottom line. Anyone running an ISX engine is going to want to try it for themselves.”

Donaldson will showcase Donaldson Blue fuel filters and other Donaldson filtration technologies at the 2015 Mid-America Truck Show – Booth 13196 – March 26 to 28 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. 

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