We’re kicking off a series on DPFs. Learn how they work, their importance in underground mining, and other insights. Let’s start with the basics.
Tackling the issue of DPM
Continual exposure to diesel emissions may result in long-term health problems and the risk of developing cancer. DPM has been labelled as ‘the next asbestos’. In 2012 diesel emissions were classified as a Class 1 Carcinogen by a press release from the World Health Organisation.
Aletek specialises in tailor-made solutions for diesel engine applications for the underground mining sector. We are committed to tackling the issue of DPM (Diesel Particulate Matter) and exposure to harmful emissions for underground workers. Our specialised range of DPFs (Diesel Particular Filters) and Emission Control Solutions directly addresses this problem.
DPFs combat DPM
Aletek DPFs trap DPM, opacity, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons from exiting the engine. A vehicle or engine fitted with a DPF operates normally using only the heat generated in the exhaust gas to continuously burn off particulates in a continuous manner. This process is known as regeneration and takes place whilst the engine is running.
Next, we’ll reveal more about how a DPF works.
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