MTU Indonesia needed to minimise downtime caused by premature wear of fuel components. In the mine environment, particles were getting into the fuel through the unfiltered fuel tank vents. A super class mining truck uses between 4,000 and 5,000 litres of fuel a day, so an equivalent amount of “unfiltered” air was entering the trucks’ fuel tanks.
MTU needed an effective 3 micron fuel tank breather suitable for mining trucks.
Banlaw’s Ultra Fine Filtered Vent was installed on two trucks for a trial period of 2,500 hours. Filter samples were evaluated at 500 and 2,000 hours. The results were verified by MTU’s head office in Germany.