Diesel exhaust particles are dangerous for health. Prolonged exposure to high concentrations of diesel particulate matter increases a worker’s risk of cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary and respiratory disease, and lung cancer. This is especially true on the confined underground environment.
In order to prevent the small, health-endangering diesel exhaust particles and carcinogenic toxins from spreading into the environment, Sandvik has equip the LH208L with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
The DPF uses sintered metal filter with external regeneration technology.
It is protected by an on-board diagnostic system. The system will give an early alarm to the operator if something is wrong before any serious failure can occur.
The Diesel Particulate Filter has to be cleaned regularly simply with a water HP cleaner.