Compare Our Flash Cleaning Machine to Other Common DPF Cleaning Methods

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Compare the Superior Results of Our Flash Cleaning Machine to Other DPF Cleaning Methods

A comparison between our service (Flash Cleaning Machine) and the other most common DPF cleaning methods is shown below. Make the intelligent choice.  If you have any questions, get in touch.

Flash Cleaning MachineHEAT TREATMENTULTRASONICS TREATMENTCHEMICAL ADDITIVES
Description

Put the filter on the work-top of the washing cabin and connect it to the water pipe. Press START: depending on the type and the size of the filter, Flash Cleaner Machine performs the washing of the filter and then dries it with hot air

Cut the DPF and put it into an oven that gradually reaches 1100-1300°F burning the carbon residuals. Then weld the DPF.

Dip the DPF into a ultrasonic tank full of water. The ultrasonics form micro-bubbles inside which the temperature is very high and the pressure reaches 500atm. The implosion of the bubbles causes the detachment of the particulate matter from all of the filter substrates.

Put the chemical additives into the vehicle tank together with the fuel in order to melt the burning residuals inside the engine and to eliminate them through the exhaust pipe.

Time

From 30 minutes (car DPF-FAP) to 120 minutes (truck DPF)

8-12 hours

Pneumatic cleaning: 90 minutes

Oven-baking: from 8 to 48 hours

12-24 hours

Ultrasonic cleaning + drying + pneumatic cleaning

Costs

Machineries: 1

Flash Cleaner Machine is a one-of-a-kind machinery that performs all of the cleaning phases (washing + drying) without cutting, oven-baking and welding

Machinery: 4

  • Backpressure Tester
  • Oven
  • Compressor
  • Aspiration Cab

Machineries: 3

  • Ultrasonic tank
  • Oven
  • Compressor

Additive

There is a wide range of additives; price change according to the manufacturer and to the channels of sale (from $40 to $400)

Advantages / Disadvantage
  • Total Removal of PM10 residuals
  • Removal of oil residuals
  • Removal of cerium residuals
  • Efficient cleaning of all of the types of particulate filter and catalyst (cars and heavy goods vehicles, also SCR) of every size.
  • Safety of the filter
  • Preservations of the noble metals of the DPF
  • Processing water always clean thanks to an efficient filtration system: no need to change the water but only to add it when it evaporates.
  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Removal of most of the PM10 deposits
  • Risk of damaging the integrity of the filter because of the cutting and welding
  • Melting of the cerium with the filter walls due to the high temperature
  • Risk of thermal shock that can damage the noble metals
  • Deep cleaning of the filter cells
  • Poor efficiency on very dirty filter (oil) and big-sized filters
  • Risk of damaging the filter due to the vibrations generated by the ultrasonics and the implosions of the bubbles
  • High water consumption (need to change it often to eliminate the PM10 cleaning residuals which deposit at the bottom.)
  • Easy and cheap
  • Ineffective: residuals are not actually eliminated and more are added to those generated by the additive itself, going to block further the particulate filter

Click on a cleaning method below to reveal more information about its advantages and disadvantages.

Description

Put the filter on the work-top of the washing cabin and connect it to the water pipe. Press START: depending on the type and the size of the filter, Flash Cleaner Machine performs the washing of the filter and then dries it with hot air

Time

From 30 minutes (car DPF-FAP) to 120 minutes (truck DPF)

Cost

Machineries: 1

Flash Cleaner Machine is a one-of-a-kind machinery that performs all of the cleaning phases (washing + drying) without cutting, oven-baking and welding

Advantages / Disadvantages

  • Total Removal of PM10 residuals
  • Removal of oil residuals
  • Removal of cerium residuals
  • Efficient cleaning of all of the types of particulate filter and catalyst (cars and heavy goods vehicles, also SCR) of every size.
  • Safety of the filter
  • Preservations of the noble metals of the DPF
  • Processing water always clean thanks to an efficient filtration system: no need to change the water but only to add it when it evaporates.
  • Easy, fast and cheap

Description

Cut the DPF and put it into an oven that gradually reaches 1100-1300°F burning the carbon residuals. Then weld the DPF.

Time

8-12 hours

Pneumatic cleaning: 90 minutes

Oven-baking: from 8 to 48 hours

Cost

Machinery: 4

  • Backpressure Tester
  • Oven
  • Compressor
  • Aspiration Cab

Advantages / Disadvantages

  • Removal of most of the PM10 deposits
  • Risk of damaging the integrity of the filter because of the cutting and welding
  • Melting of the cerium with the filter walls due to the high temperature
  • Risk of thermal shock that can damage the noble metals

Description

Dip the DPF into a ultrasonic tank full of water. The ultrasonics form micro-bubbles inside which the temperature is very high and the pressure reaches 500atm. The implosion of the bubbles causes the detachment of the particulate matter from all of the filter substrates.

Time

12-24 hours

Ultrasonic cleaning + drying + pneumatic cleaning

Cost

Machineries: 3

  • Ultrasonic tank
  • Oven
  • Compressor

Advantages / Disadvantages

  • Deep cleaning of the filter cells
  • Poor efficiency on very dirty filter (oil) and big-sized filters
  • Risk of damaging the filter due to the vibrations generated by the ultrasonics and the implosions of the bubbles
  • High water consumption (need to change it often to eliminate the PM10 cleaning residuals which deposit at the bottom.)

Description

Put the chemical additives into the vehicle tank together with the fuel in order to melt the burning residuals inside the engine and to eliminate them through the exhaust pipe.

Time

Cost

Additive

There is a wide range of additives; price change according to the manufacturer and to the channels of sale (from $40 to $400)

Advantages / Disadvantages

  • Easy and cheap
  • Ineffective: residuals are not actually eliminated and more are added to those generated by the additive itself, going to block further the particulate filter