The FSX Baseline Cleaning Standards program is a tool developed by FSX during the cleaning of thousands of Diesel Particulate Filters, analysis of filter construction technologies, filter failure analysis, and filter measurements after repair data. This program combines several key measurements to form a statistical map of filter behavior throughout its lifetime.

FSX Baseline Cleaning Standards

Key Measurements

  1. New filter airflow *
  2. Dirty filter airflow *
  3. Cleaned filter airflow *
  4. Airflows over a filter's lifetime

* - Measurements made using FSX Air Flow Test Bench

FSX Filter lab

Our ongoing experience with the maintenance and cleaning of Diesel Particulate Filters is a continuous improvement exercise. Filter construction materials, filter construction design, in-use and recovery heating temperatures, failure analysis, and repair types, and performance after repairs are all elements of the ongoing analysis performed at FSX. Only by staying on top of our game can we ensure you can stay in the lead on yours.

By combining our statistical data with our ongoing filter lab analysis, we can provide to our customers standardized data that ensures your investment in FSX equipment and services produces cleaning performance you deserve. Use of FSX services and equipment ensure that your cleaning program produces the return on investment and warranty documentation you need for you and your customers.

Producing Results

The FSX Baseline Standards program creates a set of statistically created baseline measurements for measuring DPF performance. By utilizing these baselines, you can ensure that your cleaning processes are working to industry standards, and can demonstrate that to your customers. Each filter as it moves through the cleaning process is evaluated against its baseline and graded into one of three categories: Green Tag, Orange Tag, or Red Tag. By meeting customer demands for documentation and warranty purposes, you ensure your ability to remain ahead of the competition.

Making the Grade: DPF cleaning measurements

Each Diesel Particulate Filter FSX encounters is analyzed according to our Baseline Standards program to create three categories of filter performance:

Green Tag

A Green Tag filter indicates that a filter has been cleaned into the acceptable range of airflow measurements and can be returned to service.

Orange Tag

An Orange Tag filter indicates that a filter has been cleaned into a condition that allows continued use, but at a reduced capacity.

Red Tag

A Red Tag filter indicates a filter no longer meets airflow standards, either due to failure or because it can no longer be cleaned into acceptable limits. Red Tag filters are no longer serviceable and should be discarded and replaced.

Industry Partners

Because of our unique Baseline Standards program, we are able to partner with our customers and other industry leaders in order to continually improve our data and the information we provide back to our customers. By providing the tools and standardized templates for collecting DPF cleaning data we ensure the consistency and accuracy of collected data to provide the most meaningful results possible.

Customer Participation and Benefits

FSX realizes that having up to date standards data is essential to meeting warranty and customer requirements. Because of this we are continually analyzing additional data to spot new trends between DPF manufacturers and filter models. Our Baseline Standards program accepts customer submitted data for possible inclusion into the Baseline Standards database. After the submitted data is analyzed and validated, it can be incorporated into the Baseline Standards database. As the statistical data pool grows, customers can receive updated Baseline data when it changes, ensuring continuous quality improvement to your customers!

View current baseline standards data here