The American Filtration & Separation Society (AFS) presented Cummins Filtration with its 2015 New Product of the Year Award at its conference in Houston this month. The Cummins Filtration LF14000NN lube filter was named the most significant product introduction of the previous year for its use of NanoNet media, a patented polymeric nanotechnology-based media originally developed for Fleetguard fuel filter applications.
“Engine design improvements now place higher demands on the engine’s filtration systems, challenging filter manufacturers to increase fuel economy while also maintaining superior particulate removal efficiency and capacity,” says Roma Fatima, Lube Product Line Manager, Cummins Filtration. “To meet these challenges, we adapted our proprietary polymeric media for lube filtration applications. The LF14000NN represents the balanced design that is possible with the use of our nanofiber media.”
The NanoNet media structure delivers a balance of efficiency, capacity and restriction. It captures more wear-causing contaminant particles and has an improved capacity to hold contaminants throughout the filter’s desired service interval. The filter’s low-flow restriction capability allows the engine to operate more efficiently due to less parasitic power loss to the engine, which can lead to better fuel economy.
“Many of the characteristics that make NanoNet media so successful in fuel filter applications translate well to lube filters,” says Brad Long, Senior Engineering Technical Advisor, Cummins Filtration. “By pairing NanoNet with our proven StrataPore synthetic media, we can offer a lube filter that’s suited to meet the needs of today’s advanced engine platforms and lubricants as well as those coming in the near future.”