SEMA 2019 was terrific. Ran show specials and had very good response. In addition to TopDog-V for the aftermarket, we are prepping for a wide range of ommercial vehicles and other equipment to be introduced in 2020.
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It is impossible to list all of the resources we found useful in shaping our decisions on how to design, build, and validate our products. Here are some that we found to be most relevant to us. From time to time, we will add to this list, with the latest additions placed at the top.
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Advantages of Bypass Filters. Machinery Lubrication. Noria
Bypass Filtration Made Easy: TopDog V. Kevin Blumer. 4-Wheeler magazine. September, 2010.
By-Pass Oil Filtration. An article posted on the Blackstone Lab site
Clean Oil Reduces Engine Fuel Consumption. Jim Fitch, Machinery Lubrication: Noria 2002
Correlating Lube Oil Filtration Efficiencies with Engine Wear. SAE Truck and Bus Meeting and Exposition (Technical Paper 881825). D. R. Staley,1988.
Total Filtration: The Influence of Filter Selection on Engine Wear, Emissions and Performance. Barris, M.A., The Donaldson Company, 1995. SAE Fuels and Lubricants (Paper 952557).
U .S. Department of Energy - FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program: Oil Bypass Filter Technology Evaluation Final Report. Larry Zirker, James Francfort, Jordan Fielding. Idaho National Laboratory
Evaluation of High Efficiency Oil Filters in the CA State Fleet. Cal-EPA (Dept. of Toxic Substances): Ed Benelli, Principal Researcher, June 2008 Publication #IWMB-2008-020
Supplemental Filtration Aims For Extended Component Life: By-pass filtration for oil-using systems and additional filters for fuel systems can pay dividends. Walt Moore, Editor, Construction Equipment. June 27, 2014
Understanding Engine Oil Bypass Filtration. Jeremy Wright. Machinery Lubrication, Noria. August, 2012.
Protecting Your Power Train: Using Bypass Parallel Cross-Flow Magnetic Oil Filtration. Adan Reinosa, Robert J. Hammer and Valentin Amezquita, Pareto Point Industries, Inc. Machinery Lubrication: November-December 2006.
AASA Report Shows Unperformed Car Maintenance Represents 27% Of Total Aftermarket Potential, But Larger Concern Is Vehicle Safety . September 24, 2013
Vehicle Technologies Office. Annual Progress Reports: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
A Comprehensive Technical Handbook on Motor Oil, Lubrication and Filtration. Authored by: Dave Mann, Lubrication Specialist and Truck/Automotive Engineer
Lubrication - Maintenance Cost or Opportunity? Mark Barnes, Machinery Lubrication. Noria Corporation
Squeezing Every Last Cent from Your Oil. Machinery Lubrication. Noria
A Fleet Manager's Survival Guide for Doing More with Less. Sean Lyden, January 2012, Work Truck Magazine.
Insider Secrets to Hydraulics. Branden Casey. A book and technical bulletin from an expert in hydraulics.
Diesel Injector Deposits: An Issue That Has Evolved with Engine Technology. Barker, J., Richard, P., Snape, C., and Meredith, W. SAE Technical Paper 2011-01-1923, 2011, doi:10.4271/2011-01-1923.
Methods of test for full-flow lubricating oil filters for internal combustion engines -- Part 12:
Procedure for Determining the Allowable Particle Contamination for Diesel Fuel Injection Equipment (FIE). Alexander von Stockhausen, Martin P. Mangold and Dieter Eppinger. SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr.2(1):294-304, 2009, doi:10.4271/2009-01-0870.
Cummins MPG Guide: Secrets of Better Fuel Economy: The Physics of MPG
Case Study: Impact of Poor Diesel Fuel Quality on an Urban Fleet. B. Verdegan, C. Burbrink, D. Johnson, H. Amirkhanian. Cummins Filtration Inc. AFS 2013 Spring Conference Minneapolis, MN May 6-9, 2013
Why Cheap Air and Oil Filters Cost More. Article posted in Machinery Lubrication – Noria.
Impact of Friction Reduction Technologies on Fuel Economy for Ground Vehicles. G. R. Fenske, R. A. Erck, O. O. Ajayi, A. Masoner, and A. S. Comfort. A presentation to the NDIA. Aug 13, 2009.
Beneficial Effects of Bypass Filtration For Contamination Reduction In Diesel Engines. David Cline, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Racor Division
Tier-4 Environmental Challenges Hydraulic Maintenance. Walt Moore, Editor, Construction Equipment. May, 2013
Good news/Not so good news: U.S. foresees gas-powered vehicles dominating through 2040. David Shepardson, Detroit News. December, 2013
Online Quality Control Filtration System Used in Hydraulic Oil Process. Ramzi Fayad, PhD; HadiAbou-Chakra, PhD. Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. European Scientific Journal July 2014 edition vol.10, No.21 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431
Survey Finds Driver Safety, Fuel, and Maintenance Are Top Fleet Manager Concerns in Next 12 - 18 Months. Automotive Fleet Magazine Survey, Mike Antich. March 2012.
LA Times on the new California campaign to reduce motor oil waste by extending service intervals J. Hirsch.