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Diesel Particulate Filters

A diesel particulate filter, or DPF, is an essential component of the aftertreatment system in diesel-powered vehicles. Not only does it play a key role in reducing diesel engine emissions, but it can also help to improve engine performance. If you’re new to diesel-powered vehicles, you may wonder what a it does and why its important.

  • How Do They Work?

    DPFs are designed to reduce harmful emissions by capturing and removing particulate matter (PM) emissions produced by the combustion process from diesel engine exhaust. Typically located in the exhaust system of a diesel vehicle, it traps these tiny, solid particles and retains them until they can be oxidized or burned within the filter itself through an oxidation process called regeneration.

  • Why Are They Important?

    Diesel engines produce significant PM emissions, consisting of tiny particles of soot, ash, and other pollutants. These particles are so small that they can easily enter the lungs and bloodstream, causing various health problems such as respiratory issues, heart disease, and even cancer. Diesel particulate filters are crucial in reducing particulate matter emissions from diesel engines. By capturing these tiny particles before they are released into the air, DPFs help to improve air quality and reduce the carbon footprint of diesel engines.

    DPFs can also help to extend the life of the engine and its components by reducing the wear and tear that soot particles can cause, resulting in better engine performance and fuel efficiency in the long run.

Different Types of DPFs

Several different types of filters are available, each with unique features and benefits. Two of the most common types include:

  • Ceramic

    Of all the DPF options available, cellular ceramic honeycomb filters are the most commonly used. Ceramic filters, such as silicon carbide and cordierite, are known for their high thermal resistance, reliable durability and high filtration efficiency.

  • Metal Fiber

    Metal fiber filters are made from a mixture of stainless steel and ceramic fibers. While metal DPFs are less common, they are more resistant to thermal shock and lighter in weight, which can help to improve fuel efficiency. These filters are often used in off-road vehicles and heavy-duty diesel engines.

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Why Choose DPF Alternatives?

When a diesel particulate filter becomes clogged with soot and other particles, it can restrict the flow of exhaust gasses. This, in return, can reduce engine performance and damage the overall performance of the filter. they require regular cleaning to remove the grit and particulate matter to prevent this from happening.

Wondering who the top services providers for DPFs near you are? Look no further. The superior restoration services at DPF Alternatives can keep your DPF running smoothly and working well from the beginning. Our state-of-the-art technology can restore yours above the industry standard. If it’s time for a replacement, DPF Alternatives also offers DPFs to fit your vehicle. We offer the highest quality aftertreatment parts, which our expert technicians can professionally install with the utmost care. Choose the professionals who have the expertise to handle your system correctly. Contact a DPF Alternatives service provider near you today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have new aftermarket DPF’s for sale if yours is cracked, damaged or can not be restored.

The pricing range between these two options will be very significant. A new replacement DPF cost will depend on what kind of vehicle you have however it will most likely cost you thousands of dollars.

If the truck is doing multiple regens (4+ per week), there is a high chance your DOC needs replacing. If you notice your vehicle doing multiple regenerations in a short period of time, this usually means precious metals are no longer working.

Removing the DPF from your aftertreatment system can be a legal issue depending on where you are from. In some Canadian provinces, it is mandatory to have a DPF filter as a part of your aftertreatment system. Having your filters removed or “deleted” could lead to unexpected charges.

We offer and stock replacement parts for your aftertreatment system including DPF filters, clamps, gaskets, bungs and sensors.

Pricing for our products can be found on our website.

At this time, we do not have a website that you can order from however you are welcome to call or email our team to place your order.

Contact our team to find out the availability of the products you are looking for.

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