Donaldson Press Release: Donaldson deploys AssetScan units inside bulk fuel-filtration systems



Helps end-user operations avoid unexpected downtime caused by plugged bulk filtration system

MINNEAPOLIS (June 13, 2016) – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, now offers a convenient, effective method to remotely monitor the pressure drop across their industry-leading bulk filtration systems.

To operate efficiently enough to meet increasingly strict emissions standards, today’s sophisticated diesel engines have fuel injection pressures greater than 30,000 psi, which requires cleaner fuel than ever before. Sensitive injectors can be damaged by even the smallest particles, meaning that clean diesel is absolutely essential in all situations. To help meet this need, Donaldson has provided equipment owners with the solution to their fuel transfer and storage filtration needs through the use of industry-leading bulk filtration systems.

By necessity, bulk filtration systems often are located in remote areas and used at all hours of the day or night, especially for critical around-the-clock operations. Tracking pressure drop to know when a filter change is needed can be time consuming, costly and not always practical. Donaldson WaveLength connects to bulk filtration systems and remotely monitors the health of those systems. Custom text and email alerts, coupled to a web interface accessible through any device with an internet connection, allow customers to know when a filter change is required so they can avoid unplanned downtime.

“The labor required to maintain a bulk filtration system is costly, and customers are always looking for ways to improve operational efficiency,” said Scott Grossbauer, Director of Clean Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, Donaldson Company. “The contaminants in today’s diesel often lead to rapid bulk filter plugging. Donaldson WaveLength alerts operators to any problems in real time, giving them peace of mind and allowing them to focus on operations, or what they do best.”

Powered by battery and communicating with the cloud via cellular signal, Donaldson WaveLength offers several easy-to-understand installation kits, as well as its own turnkey installation service to get the system up and running as easily as possible. While designed to operate with Donaldson systems, the technology can be fitted to any existing bulk filtration system to monitor the pressure drop. In addition, the data accumulated from Donaldson WaveLength can be used to provide predictive analysis about clean fuel and filter plugging for future maintenance planning.

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About Clean Solutions Donaldson Clean Solutions is a business unit dedicated to the bulk filtration of fluids. The sophistication of today’s equipment requires higher fuel and fluid cleanliness levels than ever before. Donaldson bulk fuel filtration systems help save on costly component replacement and prevent unplanned downtime and a decrease in fuel efficiency due to injector wear, reducing total costs of ownership.

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About Donaldson Company Founded in 1915, Donaldson (NYSE: DCI) is a global leader in the filtration industry with approximately 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations in 44 countries. Donaldson’s innovative filtration technologies improve people’s lives, enhance Customer’s equipment performance and protect the environment. For more information, visit

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