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Cummins Filtration Releases Revolutionary Fuel Filter

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cummins Filtration Releases Revolutionary Fuel Filter12:35 EDT Wednesday, March 21, 2012 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Business Wire) -- Cummins Filtration (NYSE:CMI), a division of Cummins Inc., has released its revolutionary Fleetguard® FF5782 fuel filter with nanotechnology-based filtration media. The first of its kind for fuel filtration, the FF5782 was developed specifically to meet the high-performance demands of Cummins QSK high-horsepower engines. With extensive field-testing over a three-year development cycle, this latest in the Fleetguard fuel product lineup is developed to deliver unmatched protection and superior uptime for customers. Trapping 98.7 percent of all particles as small as 4 microns (12 times smaller than the smallest particle visible to the human eye), the FF5782 exhibits 13 times greater retention of particles during fuel surge and engine vibration than its closest competitor. Fuel surge results from the fluctuation of fuel flow due to the increase and decrease in the engine output. Focused on reducing injector failure by removing harmful particles and by delivering fuel that meets Fuel Injection Equipment (FIE) manufacturers' suggested ISO 12/9/6 cleanliness level, engines equipped with the FF5782 fuel filter showed no signs of injector wear after more than 190 hours of testing. An engine in identical condition, using standard fuel filters, showed significant wear after only 50 hours, ultimately leading to premature injector failure. “The most important and expensive component in today's high-pressure common-rail fuel system is the injector. Hard particles in the fuel flow can cause significant wear, disrupting its precise operation, reducing fuel efficiency and leading to premature injector replacement,” said Kevin Westerson, Chief Technical Officer – Cummins Filtration. “Our FF5782 fuel filter with nanotechnology-based media protects up to 13 times better than its predecessor, so injectors work better, longer.” Because the Fleetguard nanotechnology media filter captures and holds particles better than any other filter in the marketplace, engines fitted with this technology will have fewer injector failures and are expected to offer a 25 percent reduction in the total cost of ownership. The FF5782 fuel filter provides customers with the best technology for maximum filtration efficiency in the most challenging conditions. All Fleetguard filtration systems are manufactured to meet or exceed OEM specifications. To learn more about the FF5782 fuel filter and the other industry-leading Fleetguard filtration, coolant and fuel additive products, please visit our web site at cumminsfiltration.com or contact us at 1-800-22-FILTER (1-800-223-4583). About Cummins FiltrationCummins Filtration Inc. is a wholly owned business unit of Cummins Inc. and the world's leading designer and manufacturer of filtration and chemical technology products for all engine-powered equipment. The company's homepage can be found at cumminsfiltration.com. In North America, customers can call Cummins Filtration Customer Assistance at 1-800-22-FILTER (1-800-223-4583) for more information. To find a local Fleetguard product retailer, customers can visit the Worldwide Retail locator at cumminsfiltration.com/wrl/.About CumminsCummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.85 billion on sales of $18.0 billion in 2011. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines. Forward-Looking Disclosure StatementInformation provided in this release that is not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the company's expectations, hopes, beliefs and intentions on strategies regarding the future. It is important to note that the company's actual future results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements because of a number of factors, including but not limited to general economic, business and financing conditions, labor relations, governmental action, competitor pricing activity, expense volatility and other risks detailed from time to time in Cummins Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Cummins FiltrationSarah Clark, 615-366-9843Marketing Communications Managersarah.j.clark@cummins.com