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Title: Oil Bypass Filter Technology Performance Evaluation - First Quarterly Report

Abstract

This report details the initial activities to evaluate the performance of the oil bypass filter technology being tested by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program. Eight full-size, four-cycle diesel-engine buses used to transport INEEL employees on various routes have been equipped with oil bypass systems from the puraDYN Corporation. Each bus averages about 60,000 miles a year. The evaluation includes an oil analysis regime to monitor the presence of necessary additives in the oil and to detect undesirable contaminants. Very preliminary economic analysis suggests that the oil bypass system can reduce life-cycle costs. As the evaluation continues and oil avoidance costs are quantified, it is estimated that the bypass system economics may prove increasingly favorable, given the anticipated savings in operational costs and in reduced use of oil and waste oil avoidance.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
809082
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-03-00129
TRN: US200307%%300
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Jan 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ADDITIVES; AVOIDANCE; BUSES; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ECONOMICS; EVALUATION; LIFE-CYCLE COST; MONITORS; PERFORMANCE; PERSONNEL; TRANSPORT; WASTE OILS; DIESEL ENGINES; FILTERS; DIESEL-ENGINE; OIL BYPASS SYSTEM; FILTER

Citation Formats

Zirker, L R, and Francfort, J E. Oil Bypass Filter Technology Performance Evaluation - First Quarterly Report. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/809082.
Zirker, L R, & Francfort, J E. Oil Bypass Filter Technology Performance Evaluation - First Quarterly Report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/809082
Zirker, L R, and Francfort, J E. Fri . "Oil Bypass Filter Technology Performance Evaluation - First Quarterly Report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/809082. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/809082.
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title = {Oil Bypass Filter Technology Performance Evaluation - First Quarterly Report},
author = {Zirker, L R and Francfort, J E},
abstractNote = {This report details the initial activities to evaluate the performance of the oil bypass filter technology being tested by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program. Eight full-size, four-cycle diesel-engine buses used to transport INEEL employees on various routes have been equipped with oil bypass systems from the puraDYN Corporation. Each bus averages about 60,000 miles a year. The evaluation includes an oil analysis regime to monitor the presence of necessary additives in the oil and to detect undesirable contaminants. Very preliminary economic analysis suggests that the oil bypass system can reduce life-cycle costs. As the evaluation continues and oil avoidance costs are quantified, it is estimated that the bypass system economics may prove increasingly favorable, given the anticipated savings in operational costs and in reduced use of oil and waste oil avoidance.},
doi = {10.2172/809082},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {1}
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