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Published on February 28, 2008

Author: Emma


Unit 5 Reusable Oil Filters:  Unit 5 Reusable Oil Filters Baseline: Throw-Away Filters:  Baseline: Throw-Away Filters U.S. businesses discard over 400 million used oil filters every year Even after crushing, these filters contain about 3 million gallons of oil Fleet facilities incur costs to: maintain inventory manage & dispose of used oil filters P2 Alternative: Reusable Oil Filter:  P2 Alternative: Reusable Oil Filter Photo Making It Work:  Making It Work Purchasing and Use:  Purchasing and Use Commonly used for large vehicles such as trucks and vans Adapter plate varies to fit engine types and filter inserts vary according to vehicle size Wire cloth filter must be cleaned in parts washer (5 – 15 minute job) Cost and Payback:  Cost and Payback Small trucks and vehicles: $65 to $90 Large trucks, vans, and buses: $120 to $240 Payback : 1 to 3 years Depends on fleet size and oil change cycles Savings: from lower purchase and disposal costs for conventional oil filters Slide7:  Fleet Size = 100 trucks; 40 trucks use PureCycle reusable oil filters Clean filters during every oil change (every 6,000 to 7,000 miles) Use PureCycle washing machine to clean filters (takes 10 minutes) Payback: <2 years Annual Savings:~$4100 Case Study 1: Barton Sand and Gravel Case Study 2: City of Walnut Creek:  Case Study 2: City of Walnut Creek Fleet size = 290 vehicles; 10 of 18 police cars Before: 12 changes/vehicle/year Conventional filter costs: $450 per year Disposal costs: not quantified After Filter costs (10 @ $80/piece): $800 Filter cleaning: 5 minutes Payback: < 2 years Annual Savings: ~$450 Take Home Messages:  Take Home Messages A great option after other low-hanging P2 fruit are picked! Comparable (or better) filter performance Cost-effective – particularly for vehicles with frequent oil changes BYPASS OIL FILTRATION:  BYPASS OIL FILTRATION Slide11:  What Is A By-Pass Oil Filter? Why use a By-Pass Oil Filter? Why Sample Oil? Take Home Messages:  Take Home Messages Using a BYPASS FILTER Can: Reduce the amount of used oil generated Reduce purchase & disposal costs of oil Help maintain proper viscosity and TBN Serve as a “Window” into your engine Extend oil intervals

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