Darlington, UK (January 29, 2013) – Cummins today announced it will have a new program for the replacement of diesel particulate filters (DPF) supplied for EU Stage IIIB emissions.   It covers filters fitted with the QSB6.7, QSL9, QSX11.9 and QSX15 engines that were manufactured after January 1, 2011, operating in Europe.

Cummins chose cooled exhaust gas recirculation and DPF technologies to meet the ultra-low Stage IIIB emissions regulations.  The integrated solution is delivering operational benefits in terms of excellent fuel economy, reliability and durability.

During 2013 the first of the Stage IIIB products will require their particulate filters to be cleaned, in line with the required 5,000 hours service interval.  Cummins is offering a cost effective solution that maximises equipment availability and minimises the impact of any unplanned downtime.  

Les Freeman, Cummins ReCon®Business Director said, “Although DPF technology is relatively new to industrial applications, Cummins has been cleaning diesel particulate filters in North America since 2007.  Based on this experience, we have been able to develop an innovative proprietary technology for the Stage IIIB program.  We believe it is the only one which can fully validate that a cleaned particulate filter meets our stringent specifications and the needs of our customers. Our new process will enable us to deliver filters which are cleaner than any others on the market.”

This will form part of Cummins’ service exchange program which for many years has delivered a competitive solution for complete engine or key component replacement under the ReCon® brand.  The original DPF will be removed and put into Cummins system to be cleaned to the correct specification for future use.  A service exchange ReCon® filter is then fitted to the system, which has been through Cummins proprietary cleaning process. 

“Having a ReCon® DPF solution means that customers’ equipment will be fitted with a quality product, validated by Cummins cleaning process and backed by our warranty.  This minimises the risk of re-using a potentially damaged filter with the subsequent lost running time should it fail.  Cummins technicians are able to easily replace the DPFs on the customer’s site, timed as part of the normal service routine to have minimal impact on equipment availability,” added Freeman.

The DPF cleaning process will take place in a central location in Europe and be made available throughout Cummins European service network.   For more information contact peter.salaets@cummins.com.

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Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations. Cummins earned $1.85 billion on sales of $18.0 billion in 2011. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins Europe on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminseurope and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.