- Method: Use controlled heat to burn off contaminants.
- Pros: Thoroughly removes soot and ash; requires minimal manual labor.
- Cons: High energy use; potential risk of damaging the filter if not done correctly.
Thermal cleaning uses controlled heating to incinerate the particulates trapped in the DPF.
The filter is placed in a kiln or oven where it is heated to a high temperature that burns off the soot and ash without damaging the filter.
This method is highly effective and requires minimal labor, but it consumes a significant amount of energy and poses a risk of damaging the filter if not carefully monitored.
Thermal cleaning is best for filters with heavy soot and ash accumulation and is often used in conjunction with other cleaning methods for a more comprehensive clean