Cummins Filtration have introduced the Fleetguard LF14000NN lube filter, which is now standard on all Cummins ISX engines. The LF14000NN is Cummins’ first lube filter to use the new NanoNet media, a patented polymeric nanotechnology-based synthetic media originally developed for Fleetguard fuel filter applications.
According to Cummins, this technology development will bring a new level of lube filter performance to the heavy-duty diesel engine market.
“Many of the characteristics that make NanoNet media so successful in fuel filter applications translate well to lube filters,” said Brad Long, Senior Engineering Technical Advisor, Cummins Filtration. “By pairing NanoNet with our StrataPore synthetic media, we can offer a lube filter that’s suited to meet the needs of today’s advanced engine platforms and lubricants as well as those coming in the near future.”
NanoNet media in lube filtration is reckoned to remove and retain 98.7 percent of all particles as small as 12 microns. The 100 per cent synthetic, multi-layer polymer design is thinner than a 10 cent piece, but gives the media a robust structure, allowing for maximum contaminant-holding capacity over the course of the filter’s service life.
“Our NanoNet media structure enables much higher cold-flow ability, while retaining its high efficiency characteristics in filtering lube oil,” said Long. “High cold-flow ability means less restriction and faster oil lubrication during cold start-up, and lubricating and protecting the vital engine components. Filter efficiency, capacity and cold-flow ability are all improved.”
The new lube filter is now standard on all new Cummins ISX engines and should be used to service all ISX engines. LF14000NN is suitable wherever LF9080 was previously used and is the Cummins recommended upgrade performance filter.
“NanoNet media provides the absolute best in filtration performance in applications where uptime, performance, and cost-effective operations are imperative,” said Jeremy Harden, Lube Global Product Manager, Cummins Filtration. “LF14000NN with NanoNet is one more example of how Cummins unites quality and innovation in diesel engine filtration.”