SOMS Technologies announced that the City of North Miami Beach Public Services Department has converted its vehicle fleet to the company’s microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter. The city’s Public Services Department recently completed a test program with the product and projects that converting its vehicle fleet to the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter will result in oil change maintenance savings of nearly 60 percent.
Converting our fleet to the microGreen filter fits perfectly with our cost-reduction initiatives and strong commitment to environmentally friendly ‘green initiatives’ throughout our city,” says Airia Austin, operations manager. “In using the filter, we achieved substantially more miles driven between oil changes.”
Austin also asserts that the benefits gained, substantiated through independent oil analysis, included much cleaner oil, no engine wear and fewer oil changes, and also increased savings and reduced disposal of hazardous materials. This initiative was derived from the City’s Comprehensive Assessment of Revenues and Expenses (C.A.R.E.) Program, which was created by former City Manager, Dr. Kelvin L. Baker.
“The City of North Miami Beach is the latest progressive fleet to realize the benefits of the patented technology in the microGreen oil filter,” says Steve Kirchner, chief operating officer of SOMS Technologies. “We are pleased to provide them with a product that helps them achieve their cost reduction and environmental objectives.”
Designed as two-filters-in-one, the microGreen filter looks and operates like a traditional oil filter, but its internal components include a patented microfilter designed to capture particles down to 2 microns in size. The double filtration of the microGreen filter helps keep the oil cleaner and maintains the additive package, allowing vehicles to extend the use of motor oil up to 30,000 miles.