Metal and Nonmetal Diesel Particulate Filter
This Metal and Nonmetal Filter Selection Guide is the result of a joint effort of MSHA and the Diesel Team from NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory. The Selection Guide and the following Best Practices are under active development. They should not be viewed as an MSHA policy or requirement. MSHA welcomes any comments or suggestions on the information contained in these documents. MSHA also encourages the mining industry to share their experiences with diesel particulate filters.
Comments or questions can be directed to the Diesel Team from NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory:
- George Schnakenberg at 412-386-6655, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aleksandar Bugarski at 412-386-5912, email@example.com
- Jim Angel at 304-547-2064, Angel.James@dol.gov.
Below are links to some Best Practice files. These files are HTML. You will find a link to a
"PDF Version" on each of the pages.
- DPM Filters- Operator Visibility
- Exhaust Gas Temperature Shutdown Sensors
- Filter Fires! Ceramic Filters
- Filter Fires! Hot Surfaces - M/NM Mines
- Filter Fires! Permissible Equipment
- Filter Installation Scrubber Water Level Control
- Filter Regeneration Station
- Fuel Deration - Controlling Toxic Gases and Diesel Particulate Matter Emissions
- Paper and Ceramic DPM Filters- Engine Back Pressure Limits
- Weekly CO Checks - Repeatable Engine Load Test - Hydrostatic Transmissions
- Weekly CO Checks - Repeatable Engine Load Test - Torque Converter Transmissions
- Weekly Maintenance Exhaust Gas Temperature Safety
We are providing you with printable versions of each of the pages found in the guide. They are offered in two forms, either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.
- Diesel Particulate Filter Selection Guide for Equipment in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
- M/NM DPF Filter Selection Guide Explanations
- M/NM DPF Selection Guide Actions
- M/NM DPF Glossary
- M/NM DPF FAQ's
- Critical Temperature Spreadsheet Download