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:
or to MSHA:
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.
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
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