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PIRTEK Filtration Systems Cutting Operating Costs

PIRTEK filtration systems filter all hydrocarbon based products down to 1 micron while removing all water from component systems.

PIRTEK filtration systems filter all hydrocarbon based products down to 1 micron while removing all water from component systems.

PIRTEK is known for its ETA 1 hour onsite response to customer needs in the event of a hose or fitting failure. Recently PIRTEK has integrated an additional line of filtration products.

These PIRTEK filtration systems (PFS) are on-board oil recycling units that filter all hydrocarbon based products down to 1 micron while removing all water from component systems, according to the manufacturer.

In 2012, PIRTEK mobile service and sales technicians installed the PFS units on all types of stationary manufacturing equipment, from steel slitter gear boxes to huge plastic injection molding machines. The PFS units have the ability to extend out hydraulic and transmission oil change intervals eight to ten times.

The versatility of the PFS units has introduced the PIRTEK network to new customer markets. The PFS units have turned what was quoted to be a $25,000 gear box oil change for a customer into a $4,000 job while cleaning the existing fluid several levels cleaner than the brand new oil that was going to cost the customer six times as much, according to the manufacturer

Another new market that has opened to the PIRTEK network is the diesel bulk tanks present in companies that operate or rent machinery and equipment. With the known cleanliness issues of diesel fuel, and the add-on effects of bio-diesel algae, many customers have regularly seen high cost service and machine transport costs weigh as a drag on their profits. By providing continuous flow, the PFS “plug-n-play” filtration cabinet will remove all contaminants down to 1 micron, while its water absorption capabilities and magnetic core technology inhibit the growth of the diesel bug.


The constant introduction of clean diesel fuel has allowed fleet and rental customers to scratch off the list one of their most regular and expensive maintenance issues.

By leveraging the PFS’s units ability to extend engine oil drains five to ten times and seeing the consistent results from customers, PIRTEK Centers and technicians have been able to extend component wear to other areas of the same machines for which PIRTEK has already received a hose assembly replacement service call.

Small and medium sized truck fleet operators can begin to see their engine wear decrease through oil analysis and their maintenance and labor costs also decrease.

Many PIRTEK customers operate on a regional or national basis. The first national customer has already outfitted its 3rd out of 47 locations, with a 6 month roll out which will incorporate approximately 15 different PIRTEK centers.

For more information, visit www.pirtekusa.com.