SOMS Technologies, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, announced that the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has converted its patrol vehicles to the microGreen filter. After an evaluation period, the fleet conversion allows the sheriff’s office to support both the need to reduce its fleet operating costs and the need to help preserve the environment, SOMS says.
The microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter is designed to reduce oil maintenance costs, decrease the use of motor oil and reduce the number of filter changes. The savings was one of the deciding factors for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office fleet to make the change.
“Converting to the microGreen filter fits with our mission to both improve operational efficiency to benefit taxpayers and to be proactive in helping preserve our environment,” says Francis Hart, administrator for the Polk County Sheriff’s Fleet Services Section. “We have very high hopes for this filter and will begin testing on our new fleet Impalas using full synthetic oil to see if we can safely extend our intervals even further.”
Designed as two-filters-in-one, the microGreen filter looks and operates like a traditional oil filter, but its internal components include a proprietary microfilter designed to capture particles down to 2 microns in size. SOMS says the double filtration of the microGreen filter keeps the oil cleaner and maintains the additive package, allowing vehicles to extend the use of motor oil.
“Polk County Sheriff’s Office has been very proactive at looking for new technologies that change longstanding behaviors to help reduce their operating costs and be environmentally conscience,” says Steve Kirchner, SOMS chief operating officer. “We’re pleased that we could demonstrate that both goals can be readily accomplished with the microGreen filter. With budgets extremely tight, the people of Polk County should be proud of the savings and environmental initiatives taken by the Sheriff’s Office.”