SELF - CLEANING AIR CLEANERS-OPTION OR MANDATE? 650287
Piston engine air cleaners available today provide acceptable engine protection. Justification of expensive self-cleaning or automatic air cleaners of the future must be on the basis of costs - total costs which include maintenance cost as well as initial or original cost of the air cleaner.
The authors present the broad facets of measuring total costs, relate them to present day air cleaners and project them to the self-cleaning air cleaner. It is concluded the self-cleaning air cleaner is needed and can be justified on the basis of lower total costs in certain applications.
In projecting the data, the field and lab performance and maintenance experience obtained on the Cooper-King Self-Cleaning Air Cleaner was used as a bench mark.