Cummins Filtration recognized for nanofiber engine air filter design

Engineers from Cummins Filtration — a provider of filtration, exhaust, coolant and chemical technology for all engine-powered systems — recently received the Diploma of Recognition from the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) for their research paper on the company’s Fleetguard Direct Flow engine air filter with nanofiber filter media.

The diploma was presented this fall at the 34th International Congress on Powertrain and Transport Means KONES 2008 in Stare Jablonki, Poland. Engine emissions, biofuels, combustion processes, engine air intake systems and nanotechnology were the major subjects presented and discussed at the Congress. FISITA is a global federation of major engineering societies in 38 countries that work together to exchange technical knowledge on all aspects of vehicle design and manufacture.

“We have worked for many years on our Direct Flow filter design and patent development, so this recognition is a great honor,” says Kevin Westerson, executive director of engineering and technology for Nashville, Tenn.-based Cummins Filtration. “Further development of the technology may extend designs for gas turbine filtration, industrial filtration and cabin filtration. The future of Direct Flow filters and nanofiber technology is very bright and will continue to impact the industry in a very positive way.”

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