Oil Bypass Filter Technology Performance Evaluation - January 2003 Quarterly Report

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This report details the initial activities to evaluate the performance of the oil bypass filter technology being tested by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program. Eight full-size, four-cycle diesel-engine buses used to transport INEEL employees on various routes have been equipped with oil bypass systems from the puraDYN Corporation. Each bus averages about 60,000 miles a year. The evaluation includes an oil analysis regime to monitor the presence of necessary additives in the oil and to detect undesirable contaminants. Very preliminary economic analysis suggests that the oil ... continued below

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Zirker, Laurence R. & Francfort, James E. January 1, 2003.

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This report details the initial activities to evaluate the performance of the oil bypass filter technology being tested by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program. Eight full-size, four-cycle diesel-engine buses used to transport INEEL employees on various routes have been equipped with oil bypass systems from the puraDYN Corporation. Each bus averages about 60,000 miles a year. The evaluation includes an oil analysis regime to monitor the presence of necessary additives in the oil and to detect undesirable contaminants. Very preliminary economic analysis suggests that the oil bypass system can reduce life-cycle costs. As the evaluation continues and oil avoidance costs are quantified, it is estimated that the bypass system economics may prove increasingly favorable, given the anticipated savings in operational costs and in reduced use of oil and waste oil avoidance.

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-03-00129
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/911434 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 911434
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc878963

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Zirker, Laurence R. & Francfort, James E. Oil Bypass Filter Technology Performance Evaluation - January 2003 Quarterly Report, report, January 1, 2003; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878963/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.