We got our start on the track, where performance is at a premium-and longevity is key. We've brought our success on the track to the over-the-road market for unequaled performance gains. Our filters make use of a unique open cell foam technology that is both economical and effective. Take a few minutes to learn about the technology behind our filters--and you'll be sold!
The Fleet Air Story
Your truck’s requirements for massive amounts of good clean air might surprise you. In fact, today’s modern diesel engines require up to a thousand times more air than fuel for successful combustion. One study estimated that 15,000 gallons of air is required for each gallon of fuel burned in today’s diesel engines. Clean, unrestricted air flow is the key to achieving both performance and longevity. Unfortunately many of the air filter products available on the market today just don’t do a good job of meeting the needs of the diesel engines used in today’s over-the-road and heavy equipment applications.
The task of supplying air to the engine of a passenger car operating under normal conditions can be compared to the task of supplying air to the human body as it walks from one end of the hall to the other. Little air is required to successfully complete the task. The task of supplying air to an engine powering a heavy duty truck or piece of heavy equipment can be compared to the task of supplying air to the human body while it sprints one mile. A significant amount of air is required to complete the task at peak performance.
Increasing the flow of air into an engine will increase both horsepower and throttle response and improve fuel mileage. However, it is not as simple as merely providing the maximum amount of air to the engine. If that air contains dirt, dust or other debris, the life and performance of the engine is adversely affected. For this reason, filters must perform the difficult task of allowing the maximum amount of air through, while blocking the maximum amount of dirt, dust and debris—a delicate balancing act.
Paper filters work on a “go—no go” principal. Paper filters are essentially flat surfaces with openings that allow air to pass through. Dirt smaller than these openings is allowed through, while dirt larger than the opening sticks to the surface, clogging the filter and restricting air flow. The result is continually decreasing airflow. Unfortunately, since paper is weak and swells when it comes into contact with moisture, cleaning is virtually impossible. Even blowing the filter out with compressed air can result in tears or damage to the filter that further reduces its effectiveness.
Fleet-air filters employ a major advancement in air filtration technology—open cell filter foam. Foam air filters combine great airflow capacity with huge dust holding capacity that can capture even the smallest of particles. Additionally these foam filters are much easier to maintain since they can even be washed in soap and water. Fleet-air filter solutions are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet most common over-the-road and heavy equipment applications.
- Lifetime filters
- Increased horsepower and fuel mileage
- No mileage or washing restrictions
- Lowers exhaust temperatures
- Lowers operating cost
- Direction cone for increase directional air flow to the turbo