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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Exactly what is the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System and how does it work?
2. Can my engine be harmed by the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System?
3. Will the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System pay for itself?
4. Does "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System affect my engine's warranty?
5. Does oil ever wear out?

6. What does the tern " oil breakdown" mean?
7. What causes dirty oil?
8. What causes the acid that attacks oil and harms my engine?
9. How does water get in the oil?
10. Is there progressive loss of additives with continuous use of the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System?
11. What about the standard full-flow filter or filters on my engine; do I change them as usual with the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System oil my engine?
12. How often should the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System spin-on-filter be replaced?
13. Do I have to change my existing oil before installing the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System on my engine?

14. Will engine heat eventually harm an engine's oil?
15. How can anyone tell if their oil is clean or dirty?
16. How can my engine now last up to twice as long without a major breakdown?
17. What's wrong with the oil filter that came on my engine?
18. How can I keep my oil really clean without blocking the necessary flow of oil?
19. Has the Environmental Protection Agency deemed oil a hazardous waste material?
20. What is absolute filtration?


1. Exactly what is the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System and how does it work?
The "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System can be easily installed outside any engine or hydraulic system as a by-pass system, not affecting or interfering with the existing full flow system. Oil enters the inlet port, at the side, under normal operating pressure. It is then channeled through the spin-on-filter where dirt and wear metal particles are trapped. The filter's patented synthetic filter media has a BETA RATING of B 75 (traps 98.7% of all particulates 3 microns or larger).  Free of dirt and wear metal contaminants the oil then flows through a metering jet that allows 4 to 5 gallons per hour to travel into the patented refining chamber where it flows over an electrically heated chamber surface in a fine thin film. Dirt free oil is heated to 195 degrees and the fuel dilution and water contaminants are evaporated and discharged through the upper vent tube. Completely clean and re-refined oil returns to the engine by gravity. The repetition of this cycle, as your engine is running, guarantees a clean engine at all times and insures longer life and reduced maintenance costs.

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2. Can my engine be harmed by the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System?

Absolutely NOT! Our device works as a by-pass system. It has no moving parts to wear out, and should any problem develop, your engine would simply continue to operate as it did prior to installing our system. This is an added benefit and not a substitution for any basic function of your equipment.

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3. Will the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System pay for itself?
Yes, it will, and it will save you a considerable amount of money.

  • Greatly extended engine life.
  • Reduced oil change costs.
  • Reduced oil disposal costs.
  • Less major overhaul expense.
  • Increased fuel economy.
  • Maximum re-sale value of the vehicle and equipment.
  • Peace of mind as a result of eliminating a potential problem.

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4. Does "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System affect my engine's warranty?
NOT AT ALL! We have letters in our files from every major engine manufacturer in the world, and basically they say that they are responsible for what they build, and we are responsible for what we build. It should be noted that our Product Liability Insurance will cover consequential damages, if any.

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5. Does oil ever wear out?
Absolutely not! According to the Bureau of Standards, of the U.S. Department of Commerce, as published in Technical paper #86, it has been found that oils do not wear out mechanically and may be used over and over again. Thurston says, "A mineral oil is usually just as good after use as before, apart from the impurities, which are removed by filtering". Sabatie and Pellet conclude, "The apparent result of all these different tests is that a used oil, received in good condition and filtered with care to rid it of the material which it may contain in suspension preserved its different properties almost intact. The trick is in keeping oil clean". Unfortunately, the normal operation of equipment produces a variety of contaminants ranging from microscopic metal particles to corrosive chemicals which get into the oil. Oil reaches the end of its useful life when it becomes contaminated to the point where it can not perform its intended function. Contamination is the oil's most serious challenge. Contamination is the prime reason oil has to be changed. If left unchecked, the contaminants will  cause mild to serious damage to the internal components of your equipment.  The obvious conclusion is to use the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System, which will break the cycle of the only reason you now spend money on oil changes.

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6. What does the tern " oil breakdown" mean?
The technical term for oil breakdown is Oil Degradation, which is a chemical breakdown of a compound or mixture of oil products and additives. One of the primary causes of oil degradation is water within the system. The "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System is the only known system with a Beta Rating of B=75, that adequately extracts both water and fuel contamination from lubricating oil while the equipment is actually operating, and not using the outdated methodology of just hanging filters on the equipment.

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7. What causes dirty oil?
Dirt and dust will cause sludge, or burn into carbon particles, therefore the oil's viscosity and ability to lubricate is adversely affected. Also, the combustion process itself will create dirt within the confines of the engine.

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8. What causes the acid that attacks oil and harms my engine?
The "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System device will actually remove the water, which when mixed with sulfur, ash, and other chemicals that are commonly found in dirty oil, form sulfuric acid.

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9. How does water get in the oil?
Leaking seals, gaskets or cracked blocks are a common source of water introduction, along with low temperature operation, inadequate crankcase ventilation, along with many other conditions, can cause water to get into your engine oil. When the water content exceeds 2%, definite action is indicated. Our "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System device will put this problem to an end, once and for all.

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10. Is there progressive loss of additives with continuous use of the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System?
Laboratory tests and extensive field studies have proved that additive levels of a good quality oil are not adversely affected during continuous use with our "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System.

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11. What about the standard full-flow filter or filters on my engine; do I change them as usual with the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System oil my engine?
We suggest that when you install our "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System, you change the oil and your full-flow filter. Then change the full-flow filter once a year. Since the full-flow filters are made of paper, they may break down and cause contamination.

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12. How often should the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System spin-on-filter be replaced?
The "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System Spin-On Filters can be changed approximately every 30,000 to 50,000 miles or 600 to 1000 hours.

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13. Do I have to change my existing oil before installing the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System on my engine?
You should change your oil when installing the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System unit on your engine.

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14. Will engine heat eventually harm an engine's oil?
The temperature of lubrication oil as it circulates within a properly functioning engine will rarely exceed 260 degree F. This is many degrees lower than would be necessary to cause degradation in today's technologically advanced oils. The conclusion is that oil which is kept free of harmful levels of both liquid and solid contaminants will not suffer thermal degradation just because it is in use for an extended period of time.

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15. How can anyone tell if their oil is clean or dirty?
To the human eye, any used or re-refined oil appears dirty. Even analytically clean oil becomes very dark, even black, as a result of being dyed by carbon ash. The only practical way to determine contamination of oil is to have a laboratory analysis performed.

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16. How can my engine now last up to twice as long without a major breakdown?
When our "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System is installed on your engine, the immediate result is reduced equipment wear, which has proven to extend engine life from 2 to 4 times normal.

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17. What's wrong with the oil filter that came on my engine?
Laboratory tests have proven conclusively that full-flow filters strain out mostly the large solid particles (40 microns or bigger), leaving many smaller highly abrasive particles in the oil, which will in time clog the standard full-flow filter. This blockage will force contaminated oil to channel through the filter and through your engine, causing continuous excessive wear and eventual equipment failure. Existing engine design requires that oil will pass freely
through the full-flow filters.

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18. How can I keep my oil really clean without blocking the necessary flow of oil?
Instead of trying to clean all of the oil every time it circulates, our "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System will divert only a small amount of the total flow at any given time. Your engines complete oil supply will pass through the "PREMO PLUS" Oil By-Pass Filtration System at the rate of 4 to 5 gallons every hour. That equates to a complete oil change every few hours. When would the oil have time to get dirty and contaminated?

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19. Has the Environmental Protection Agency deemed oil a hazardous waste material?
Under the EPA proposal, used oil is listed as hazardous waste and subject to regulatory controls, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. These new regulations are expected to drive up oil change costs 100% to 200% for individuals and fleets.

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20. What is absolute filtration?
BETA RATING: PARTICLE FILTRATION. A reliable test procedure for liquid filtration efficiency must be repeatable, must yield accurate and comparative results, and must indicate how the filter will consistently perform. Such an evaluation procedure, The Multi-Pass Test, has been endorsed by THE NATIONAL POWER ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI), AND THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION (ISO). It is considered by the filtration industry to be the most reliable procedure to measure liquid filtration efficiency. In the Multi-Pass Test, fluid is continuously injected in uniform amount of contaminate particles, then pumped through the filter being tested. Filtration efficiency is accurately determined by monitoring oil contamination levels upstream and downstream of the filter at regular intervals.

An automatic particle counter verifies the actual number of particles greater than given sizes on the upstream side, and this is compared to the number of same size particles counted on the downstream side of the filter. A series of upstream/downstream ratios can then be developed for the efficiency of the filter trapping various particles. Each ratio developed is known in the filter industry as a (B) BETA ratio.

The formula below is used to calculate the BETA ratio using the base data obtained from a Multi-Pass Test. The x coefficient indicates the micron size of the particles in question.

"PREMO-PLUS" BETA RATING B 3=75

B 3 =Number of particles 3 microns or larger upstream (1000)

Number of particles 3 microns or larger downstream (13)

Upstream Count
3 micron particles 1000
(Before "PREMO-PLUS")

Downstream Count
13 3 micron particles
(After "PREMO-PLUS")

For example, tests have been conducted to determine the efficiency of the "PREMO-PLUS" particle filter. 1000(3 micron particles) were counted upstream of "PREMO-PLUS" and 13 of those same size particles were counted downstream after the oil passed through "PREMO-PLUS". The resulting BETA ratio for particles of that size is 75.

Bx=2 50% Efficiency (Known as Nominal Level)
Bx=4 75% Efficiency (Known as Nominal Level)
Bx=20 95% Efficiency (Known as Nominal Level)
Bx=50 98% Efficiency (Known as Nominal Level)
Bx=75 98.7% Efficiency (Known as the ABSOLUTE LEVEL)

It is not uncommon for a filter to be briefly described by its efficiency at absolute level. When fillers are compared for their effectiveness at removing particles of various sizes, it is most important that the efficiency level be clearly understood.

For example, comparing the nominal (50%) efficiency rating of one filter against the absolute (98.7%) efficiency rating of another filter tells you very little.

LIQUID CONTAMINANTS
Liquid contaminants that build up from continuous running of an engine are just as damaging to the oil as particle contaminants. Various temperature changes cause condensation to form inside the engine. This moisture deposit is not vented from The inside of the engine so ii ends lip in the oil. Water mixed with the sulfur and carbon, combine to form sulfuric acid that in time will attack the bearing surfaces and cause damage to the engine.

Fuel dilution of oil is caused by the unspent fuel that did not explode and ends up in the crankcase oil. The water-acid and fuel dilution of oil causes the viscosity, lubricity to decrease below original grade weight and out of laboratory approved specifications. "PREMO-PLUS" evaporates and vents this dilution, neutralizing the acid, and returns the viscosity and lubricity back to its original grade weight, making the oil good for continued use. With laboratory approved oil, good for continued use, "PREMO-PLUS"
virtually eliminates oil changes and oil disposal.

SUMMARY
The "PREMO-PLUS" Electric Oil Re-Refiner is the most advanced filtration technology on the world market that extends or eliminates oil changes and oil disposal along with extending engine life. Oil never wears out as long as it is kept free of particle and liquid contaminants. Please call us to discuss your particular application.

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