BETTER THAN OEM FILTERS:
OEM paper filters present an elevated resistance to the passage of air and consequently a reduction in engine performance. The BMC air filter permits a notably higher air flow passage, producing less than half the Pressure Drop (the difference between the air pressure before and after the filter element) when compared to paper filters. The engine protection efficiency of the filter is ensured; thanks to the combination of the different oiled layers, containment of all impurities down to 7 microns is guaranteed whereas paper filters generally require total filtration of particles of 10 microns. Therefore BMC air filters allow more air into the engine in comparison to paper filters while providing better protection. In addition traditional paper filters must be replaced regularly during routine maintenance whereas the BMC air filter is reusable and has a general lifespan equal to that of the vehicle.
BMC operates in a number of areas: automotive, racing, aerospace, nautical and industrial, and according to the specific regulations and requirements of each sector. Consequently, BMC air filter testing is rigorous and thorough thereby ensuring a higher quality in respect to paper, foam and plastic materials. The technical solutions used by BMC are derived from the results of a continuous and intense programme of laboratory testing. BMC carries out filtration tests in accordance with the international standards for filtering (ISO 5011). BMC Air Filters have a 98.5% filtering efficiency in respect to this standard.
The panel / cylindrical air filter is commonly referred to as "replacement air filter". It is installed in the vehicle's original airbox to replace the OEM air filter. It is made of highly performing materials that allow an increased air flow combined with a more efficient filtration, guaranteeing containment of all impurities from as small as 7 microns (compared to OEM's 10 microns).
BMC air filters are produced using a "Full Moulding" system that enables the characteristic red filter to be realized from a single mould with no welded joints thus avoiding easy breakage. The rubber used in BMC air filtering systems has a long life, is very durable and has optimum adhesion characteristics to all shapes of airboxes.
BMC filters are made of a multi-layered cotton gauze soaked with low viscosity oil covered with an epoxy coated alloy mesh to ensure protection from petrol fumes and oxidization due to air humidity.
All BMC air filters are pre-oiled, and they can be washed and regenerated
- Long life: can be cleaned and reused, no replacement needed;
- Wider filtering surface;
- Maximum air permeability;
- Greater retention and screening;
- Better "Pressure Drop" ratio;
- Code - FM783/08