FT Silfies, a regional mid-Atlantic dry bulk carrier, recently announced that it will begin its trial of the OPS-1 Oil Refiner System from Oil Purification Systems on several of its newest 2006 and 2007 Mack Visions.
“We were able to perform several analyses and evaluations in a very short timeframe to confirm that the OPS-1 system could save us significant dollars,” says Stephen “Butch” Wolf, director of maintenance for Nazareth, Pa.-based Silfies. “We run a short to regional operation with multiple trips in a single day, and climbing the hills of central Pennsylvania can be hard on our engines. We were also very excited that the system can be easily mounted and only weighs 11 pounds, and can be transferred fairly easily from tractor to tractor.”
Chris Silfies, the company’s regional operations manager, says the company actively seeks out innovative technologies that support business growth, and that it has more than doubled its size during the past 12 months.
“Silfies continues to lead the dry bulk industry with technology and has developed a philosophy to run long and hard, which is why we spec our equipment the way we do,” he says. “Imagine running a tractor to 100,000 miles without a single oil change. The OPS-1 system allows engines to run with clean oil by eliminating solid and liquid contaminants from engine oil and hydraulic fluid — and this, in turn, extends the life of engine oil.”