What's in your filter? Media types explained

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Funny seeing those Cummins Confidential slides from over a decade ago. Fleetguard melt-blown media has advanced quite a bit since those days...we were right on the cusp of our first nanofiber fuel filter back around that time 2010/2011 for high horsepower engines in the mining sector. Now that media tech has trickled all the way down to RAM trucks and other medium duty applications. Media is a pretty fascinating topic of discussion though...it's always fun to take people through the plant tour in Cookeville to show where we produce the melt-blown StrataPore and NanoNet grades.
How many layers of media do you use in your smaller cans like the LF16002? The efficiency isn't quite as high as I was expecting (100% @ 30 microns), but as a comparison, the FRAM Ultra XG2 which I cut and posted yesterday appears to have four layers in total, two distinct layers, which each appear to be comprised of two layers.

Are you able to provide efficiency for other micron ratings, like say 20 microns so we can compare it to the other filters?
 
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How many layers of media do you use in your smaller cans like the LF16002? The efficiency isn't quite as high as I was expecting (100% @ 30 microns), but as a comparison, the FRAM Ultra XG2 which I cut and posted yesterday appears to have four layers in total, two distinct layers, which each appear to be comprised of two layers.

Are you able to provide efficiency for other micron ratings, like say 20 microns so we can compare it to the other filters?
The internal database isn't showing a lot of detail, unfortunately. I can see that it's a synthetic media upgrade to the LF3681, but not sure what type of media or grade that would be referring to...I'll see what I can find out from engineering. The spec sheet does show it's a full flow design with 100% efficiency at 25 microns (not sure why there's a discrepancy between the online catalog and internal system), 12 grams of capacity under SAE J1858, and a flow rate of 20 L/min.

Are you looking at this for any particular applications? I see that it crosses to several Blue Bird bus models.
 
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It that a K&N racing filter? We are forgetting to ask the question of which filter allows us to have the engine out last the ownership of out vehicle?
 

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The internal database isn't showing a lot of detail, unfortunately. I can see that it's a synthetic media upgrade to the LF3681, but not sure what type of media or grade that would be referring to...I'll see what I can find out from engineering. The spec sheet does show it's a full flow design with 100% efficiency at 25 microns (not sure why there's a discrepancy between the online catalog and internal system), 12 grams of capacity under SAE J1858, and a flow rate of 20 L/min.

Are you looking at this for any particular applications? I see that it crosses to several Blue Bird bus models.

The filter crosses to the XG2, which means it covers both Ford FL820S applications and MOPAR HEMI applications like my Jeep and truck.
 

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The internal database isn't showing a lot of detail, unfortunately. I can see that it's a synthetic media upgrade to the LF3681, but not sure what type of media or grade that would be referring to...I'll see what I can find out from engineering. The spec sheet does show it's a full flow design with 100% efficiency at 25 microns (not sure why there's a discrepancy between the online catalog and internal system), 12 grams of capacity under SAE J1858, and a flow rate of 20 L/min.

Are you looking at this for any particular applications? I see that it crosses to several Blue Bird bus models.

I should add, I also run the larger (FL-1A equivalent) Stratapore filter on our Supra boat, and will also do the same with our Four Winns. So I'm definitely keen on knowing more efficiency data if Engineering obliges your request. 20, 15 and 10 microns would be amazing, though perhaps too much to ask.
 
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