DEPENDABLE AIR FILTER CLEANING COMPANY IN EDMONTON
McWinn Air Filter Cleaning Systems is a manufacturer and marketer of air filter cleaning equipment as well as a provider of filter cleaning services in Alberta. Since our inception in 1982, we have been located in Edmonton, Alberta.
Our President and sole shareholder started the company with the idea of developing an alternative to replacing air filters from his construction and farm equipment that was more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The most popular filter-cleaning process that existed was a “wet wash” system.
Determined to create a competitive alternative, the McWinn Dry Clean Process was developed and the Canadian patent was issued in 1987. The process was later also patented in the United States of America.
The key to the process is the McWinn air filter element dry cleaning machine which took three years of research and development to create.
We can clean virtually any type and size of filter that you might have. Our normal turnaround period is one week; however, we always welcome a challenge.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT & CORE VALUES
“Our goal is to distinguish ourselves daily by providing our clients with exceptional service and the highest quality products in meeting with their needs. We will accomplish this by fostering a team environment and consistently striving to excel at all we endeavor to do”
Our Core Values are:
GENERAL NEWS ABOUT US
We are proud of the fact that, this year, we are celebrating our 38th year in operations - a key milestone for any business. Since our inception, our hallmark has been our cleaning process, our people and our commitment to customer satisfaction.
Poised to Grow
Currently, we are working on a masterplan for the development and growth of the business in the key Southern Alberta marketplace with Calgary as our hub. We have a clear vision of what we want to accomplish, and we are evaluating a few different scenarios at the current moment.
Dirt starts accumulating on the filter surface almost immediately. A filter with a dust cake buildup is a little more efficient at removing contaminants than a clean filter.
Reported by Donaldson Bulletin #1400-13, dated 10/91
Wet Wash Cleaning
Wet washing an air filter element will reduce the effectiveness of the filter by about 50%. A second wet wash reduces the filter’s effectiveness by an additional 50% (a filter element that has been wet washed twice has an effective life of about 25% of a new filter element.)
Reported by Industrial Lub (Lubricating Oil Analysis and Specialized Industrial Testing)
The War on Waste
We are currently researching how we can reduce the number of used air filters that go to landfill each and every year in Alberta. The two main components of an air filter are steel and the paper media which are recyclable products. We will keep you informed on our progress.
LEARN FROM YOUR OLD FILTERS
While removing your air filters, pay close attention to them and inspect them carefully, because what you see can tell you much about your air induction system.
Old filters are great indicators of possible problems, and could save you from costly repairs and damage to your engine.
A prudent air filter inspection and replacement program will ensure greater operational efficiency and increase engine performance and lifespan.
THE TYPES OF FILTERS WE CLEAN
We clean filters used in the following applications:
In our 38 years of operations, we have cleaned virtually every type of filter manufactured and in use. Here is a list of the types of filters we clean on a regular basis for our customers:
Industries We Serve:
THE MCWINN DRY CLEAN PROCESS
Our patented innovative process and machinery allows us the flexibility of being able to clean virtually filters of any size, shape and type.
We use a cyclone dust collection system to extract 85% of dust particles released during the cleaning process, and filters to remove the remaining 15% of airborne particles.
Our Satisfied Clients
“The appearance of the cleaned Cat Filter was identical to the new product” – Hanson Material Engineering
WHY CHOOSE MCWINN?
There are clear operational signs that your air filter has become completely plugged. The engine begins to lose power, fuel consumption increases, and black smoke may blow from the exhaust stack. Continued operation with a plugged air filter may very well damage your engine to the point it may have to be replaced.
It is unwise to trust your eyes when looking at an air filter to determine when a change is necessary. An element that looks relatively clean may be totally plugged with ultra-fine particles from exhaust smoke or air pollutants.
On the other hand, a filter that looks dirty may still have many hours of useful life. Remember that until maximum acceptable restriction is reached, accumulation of dirt on the filter actually adds to the efficiency.
We recommend the use of retraction gauges as an integral part of your engine protection and maintenance program. If you are not currently utilizing restriction gauges, you really should reconsider. Typically, a gauge costs less than a new filter. Here are some benefits:
A modern diesel engine requires several thousand times as much as air as it does diesel fuel. A normally aspired diesel engine requires 600 cubic feet per minute or more of clean air. Clean air – air that is almost 100% pure – is critical to engine survival and vital to its performance. A hard working diesel engine can require 33,000 litres of air for every litre of diesel fuel.
The air filter element is a barrier for the separation of airborne contaminants allowing only clean air into the engine. Most filters have an initial efficiency of 98.5% or higher, and as the filter loads up with dirt, the accumulative efficiency of the media is normally 99.90% or higher.
Engines operate better and with greater efficiency when they breathe easy.
Contact McWinn for an air filter cleaning company based in Edmonton and offering services across Canada.