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Case Study #2
Posted: April 1, 2012
A mine chose to pursue diesel particulate filter (DPF) technology as a possible means of reducing diesel particulate emissions.
An extensive research project and field study over a two year period led to a decision to implement one DPF technology on the LHD fleet at the mine. The initial implementation of four units produced problems with plugging filters and exhaust backpressure concerns. Continued investigation solved the problems with a combination of engine maintenance and engine specification so that to date 80% of the LHD fleet is now operating successfully with installed DPF’s.