Fitting a MarShip washable turbocharger filter not only eliminates cleaning the charge air coolers it also helps improve fuel consumption as detailed in this excellent white paper published by engine manufacturer Wartsila.
With kind permission of Wartsila, please see white paper below
A MarShip purpose built filter eliminates cleaning coolers as the dirt is left on the outside of the engine. Made from tough thermo-bonded synthetic media and pleated to increase the surface area by up to 60% to handle dirt loading, they are encapsulated in wire mesh for strength and rigidity. Each filter comes with a manometer. Recommended by MAN. If you want to stop cleaning coolers, maintain the specific fuel consumption and guard against burnt exhaust valves or reduced maximum power then fitting a MarShip UK purpose built turbocharger filter is the answer.For more information - click here
Standard panel filters are generally made with traditional HVAC style 20mm flat filter media held in place by an outer grid, they are very effective at trapping the dirt, for a while but totally unsuitable in marine air filtration. After time the dirt progressively impregnates the filter media so getting trapped and cannot be washed out resulting in a reduction in air flow and a high differential pressure, leading to rapid degradation of the filter media and final collapse inside the frame.
* Manufactured in 316 stainless steel
* Inner and outer 316 stainless grid supporting a pleated thermo-bonded synthetic media encapsulated between 316 Stainless mesh or polypropylene.
* Fully washable, and reversible, the filter media is much thinner, but incredibly tough, this results in the dirt being easily rinsed off as it cannot impregnate the material.
* This pleated construction results in a greater surface area for higher dirt loading and air volume and being encapsulated in mesh maintains both strength and rigidity to return many years service.
* What is the cost of removing an alternator rotor to be sent ashore during dry dock for cleaning? Or an electric motor? With a panel filter and manometer these operations are almost eliminated.