Karl Grimstone at Excalibre Technologies

Karl Grimston
August 2023  •  7 min read

The Benefits of Bus, Coach and Truck DPF Cleaning

As you probably know, practically all vans, buses, coaches, lorries and commercial vehicles on our roads are diesel-powered. Diesel is simply the fuel of choice for professional users due to the longevity of engines, better fuel economy compared to petrol, and massive torque those engines can produce, which is essential for carrying or towing huge loads. Even though electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular in the commercial segment, diesel vehicles are still dominant and will be for years to come.

However, to make diesel vehicles environmentally friendly and suited for use even in densely populated urban areas, manufacturers rely on modern exhaust aftertreatment technology including DPF’s (Diesel Particulate Filters) and SCR systems.

Diesel particulate filters have been retrofitted to busses for over 20 years and standard OE fit for Euro 6 heavy duty vehicles since 2013. On a well maintained vehicle the DPF regularly burns off accumulated soot. However over time ash accumulates in the DPF – this ash needs to be removed in order to maintain the effective volume of the part and minimise exhaust back pressure. Low load operation can also cause the DPF to become blocked with soot that cannot be removed by the vehicles active regen system.

Excalibre offers specialised cleaning of the DPF for buses and trucks utilising the FSX cleaning process, which is the same as used by the major engine OEM’s and will make your DPF perform as new. Here are the most important bus and truck DPF cleaning process benefits.

1. Increased DPF life

Regular cleaning removes ash deposits and maintains the active volume of the DPF. This reduces the risk of exothermic damage and DPF failure.

2. Increased Performance

By cleaning the DPf back to its original baseline conditions exhaust back pressure is reduced which in turn helps maintain fuel economy.

3. Minimalises Downtime and Lowers Maintenance Costs

When you operate a fleet of commercial vehicles, any downtime and hours spent in the workshop are costing you money. So, every fleet manager wants their busses or trucks on the road, all the time. By regularly cleaning the DPF units on your vehicles, you will reduce the downtime due to breakdowns, or costly DPF replacements and also subsequently reduce the maintenance costs and prolong the life of your vehicles. For a fleet that operates tens or hundreds of vehicles, maintenance savings and reduced downtime are significant.

4. Environmental Standards

Last but not least, vehicles with clean and properly functioning DPFs are environmentally friendly, which should be a huge concern for any owner of a fleet of commercial vehicles.

Arrange a DPF Clean Today

Excalibre have invested in high technology DPF cleaning and test equipment for diesel vehicles and adhere to the same standards as all the major engine OEMs. We have DPF service centres in Gloucestershire, Manchester and London to provide DPF cleaning services across the UK

Our technology is OE approved and is widely used by most common engine providers in Heavy Duty applications.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements further and to arrange collection of your 6 DPF’s, – 01594 887414 or email sales@excalibretech.com

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Excalibre specialise in emissions control and commercial vehicle exhausts. We provide a wide range of services and products; including DPF cleaning, remanufactured Euro 6 systems, retrofit SCR systems for Clean Air Zones, and aftermarket sensors & parts.