Alliance AutoGas, an international network providing a comprehensive propane autogas solution to medium- and heavy-duty fleets, says it has aligned with Donaldson Co. to release a new line of clean, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filters that remove potentially harmful particulate matter and heavy ends from propane systems.
According to the joint release, the filters were designed for the propane industry and are currently available through propane equipment distributors nationwide.
As propane has gained popularity as a transportation fuel, called autogas, consistent fuel quality has become a greater need for fleet customers. Two new filters, brought to market by Alliance AutoGas and Donaldson, have been specifically designed to eliminate potential fuel contamination issues with autogas fuel dispenser systems.
A highly efficient primary LPG particulate filter was developed to remove 99% of harmful particulates 0.5 micron and larger, the companies state. Additionally, a secondary absorbent carbon filter specifically engineered to remove heavy ends, without removing the odorant from propane, was designed.
According to the companies, industry experts were consulted during the research and development process, resulting in a design that exceeds the highest industry safety standards. The filter housings are made from a high phosphorus, nickel-plated steel, meeting current NFPA 58 (188.8.131.52) requirements for pressure-containing metal parts, unlike other currently available autogas filtration products.
Fleets demanding maximum performance from their propane vehicles can benefit from the implementation of filtration products through reduced vehicle downtime and maintenance. Whether the fleet is focused on particulates or heavy ends, the dual-filter design can be tailored to meet its specific need.
The release notes that the filters can be sold and installed separately or together for customization.