Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration

Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration

Diesel particulate filter regeneration is the method used to remove trapped particulate matter from the filter. The process for diesel particulate filter regeneration can vary depending on the type (active or passive) and manufacturer of filter you have installed on your vehicle.

Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration – Passive System

If a passive system is installed, diesel particulate filter regeneration uses a process that will happen automatically when the vehicle attains a consistently high engine temperature, like long-haul highway driving pulling a heavy load.  Since this regeneration method is dependent on the engine maintaining high temperatures for a specified amount of time, the filter can become clogged if these conditions are not met. This can damage both your vehicle and the filter.

Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration – Active System Global DPF

In an active DPF system, like the Gloabl DPF, the process for diesel particulate filter regeneration is based on the measured back-pressure or accumulated drive time. Back-pressure sensors send signals to the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) indicating the amount of soot that has built up in the filter. Likewise, the ECU will also send signals indicating the number of hours the vehicle has been in operation without a regeneration. In both instances, the operator is alerted by a beep and flashing red light that it is time for a regeneration. As soon as the operator has brought the vehicle to an idle and turned off anything using auxiliary power, the button the controller can be pushed to start the diesel particulate filter regeneration. Fuel is injected into the burner portion of the filter and the igniter is activated increasing the temperature burning off the accumulated particulate matter.

The Global DPF has a metal-mesh filter that is able to heat up and cool down quickly. Under normal conditions, the Global DPF regenerates in 10 minutes or less. Once the regeneration process completes successfully, the operator is able to resume normal vehicle operations.

Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration – Certified Global DPF Distributors and Service Providers

If you have questions about diesel particulate filter regeneration on your Global DPF, you can contact one of our Certified Global DPF Distributors or Service Providers. Our Certified Global DPF Distributors and Service Providers are knowledgeable and capable of assisting you over the phone when needed so you have less time down. To find a Certified Distribution Partner or Service Provider near you call 877-432-6649 or click here.



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